At our first meeting....
We will fill in a document called Notice of Intended Marriage . This document is sometimes called NOIM and it must be lodged with a with me at least one month prior to your intended wedding date. This notice remains valid for eighteen months.
What to bring at our first meeting:
- You will both need documentation showing proof of your date and place of birth. The only forms of acceptable identification for this purpose are:
an original birth certificate (or extract), or a passport.
The passport does not have to be current – an expired passport will still show your date and place of birth .However, a cancelled passport cannot be used, as this could indicate some sort of identity fraud.
If you don't have a passport and you have produced a birth certificate as proof of place and date of birth, you will also need to bring photo ID example: your drivers licence.
- If you have been married before you will need to bring documents relating to any previous marriage, such as: divorce or nullity (also known as annulment) papers, or death certificate of the previous spouse.
At out second meeting....
I will ask you to fill in a statutory declaration , this is a legal document stating that there is no legal impediment to your marriage.
On you wedding day....
- I will ask you and your two witnesses to sign certificates that I will prepare for you so your marriage can be register with the NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages.