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Should I send my original Birth Certificate in the post

"Should I send my original Birth Certificate in the post?"

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Should I send my original Birth Certificate in the post?

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No, I strongly advise that you send either a photocopy, or a certified copy. If you are sending a photocopy, I will need to see your original Certificate at some stage prior to your wedding.

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What proof of ID do I need to provide with the NOIM?

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When I meet with you, I will need to sight your original Birth Certificate and (or) Passport.

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Where can I download a Birth Certificate Application form?

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You can download a copy of the 'Birth Certificate Application' form, by selecting 'Relevant Section'.

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What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?

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You will need an Official Marriage Certificate from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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Why are there 3 Marriage Certificates?

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This is because one is sent to Births, Deaths and Marriages, one gets kept by the Celebrant, and one is given to the couple getting married.

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Can I pay my deposit via EFT?

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Yes, I send you EFT details once you have confirmed your booking.

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When can my children begin using my new married name?

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Your childrens names are legally the name that is printed on their birth certificates, however they can use your married name through association or usage.

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How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?

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The office of Births Deaths and Marriages take about 10 days to produce your official marriage certificate, once the they take receipt of the paperwork from the Celebrant.

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If my name is misspelt on my birth certificate what do I write on the NOIM?

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You need to write your name (and parents names) exactly as it appears on your birth certificate, regardless of spelling mistakes or errors. The same applies to errors on your passport (if using a passport as proof of ID).

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What do I do if I have lost my Birth Certificate?

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You need to apply for a new one from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state of your birth.

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Do I use my previous married name on the NOIM?

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You have a choice. You may use the name as stated on your Birth Certificate or Passport, or any previous married name. At some stage, you will need to provide evidence of your name via a Birth Certificate or Passport.

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Do I need to change my name after I am married?

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No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

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Can I use my Marriage Certificate to get an upgrade whilst on my honeymoon?

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Yes, many hotels will upgrade couples if they sight the commemorative marriage certificate.

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What evidence do I need to provide if my previous marriage ended with the death of my partner?

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A Death Certificate.

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Can I use my commemorative marriage certificate to get a Passport?

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No, you will need to apply for an Official Marriage Certificate to get a passport.

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Do you provide a written or printed Marriage Certificate?

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I provide a printed government registered Marriage Certificate.

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What requirements does a person need to meet to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant?

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Do you supply an Official Marriage Certificate?

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No, Celebrants cannot supply this. You have to request this from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages once you are married.

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Can you perform a marriage ceremony in any state in Australia?

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Yes, the only difference is that I have to file the marriage papers with the 'Births, Deaths and Marriages' office in the state where the marriage is solemnised.

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Can I use a Birth Extract as proof of ID?

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Yes, you may use an official extract of an entry in an official register, showing the date and place of birth of the person.

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Does Australia recognise foreign marriage?

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Yes, as long as the marriage was conducted legally in the country of origin, and that an original marriage certificate can be produced. However, there remains certain types of marriages that are not recognised in Australia, such as Same Sex unions, and underage (under 18) marriages.

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What is a Certificate of Celebrancy?

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A Certificate of Celebrancy is the qualification you receive, once you have completed a basic Celebrant course.

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Do you provide a Marriage Certificate ?

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Yes. I provide a beautifully printed government registered Marriage Certificate, which you can frame and place on your wall at home.

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What if a husband wants to take his wifes name?

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If a husband wants to take his wifes name, he would have to physically change his name via a 'Change of Name Certificate'.

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How many witnesses do I need at my ceremony?

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You need 2 witnesses over the age of 18 to witness the signing of your marriage certificates and marriage register.

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