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Legal Marriage Forms & Essential Downloads
Legal Marriage Forms & Essential Downloads

At the Victorian Mobile Marriage Registry, we have selected the most important and essential legal forms you will require along the journey to marriage.

Essential Legal FormsEssential Legal Forms

Notice of Intended Marriage
The primary document required under law, that starts the legal marriage process

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Marriage Act 1961
The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is the primary reference for legal marriage within Australia

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Application for Shortening of Time
Need to be married in a hurry? You may qualify for a shorter time-frame marriage by completing this form

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Application for Change of Name
Need to change your name? This is the official form by which you can change your name legally

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Interpreter Certificate
If you require an Interpreter at your ceremony, this form is required to be completed by the Interpreter

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Questions and Answers Questions and Answers

What is a Notice of Intended Marriage
The Notice of Intended Marriage is the primary marriage application document required to be completed prior to marriage. The form must be submittedt to a Civil Celebrant no later than 30 days prior to the ceremony date

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What Identification do I need to qualify for marriage in Australia
To qualify for marriage in Australia, you will require one or a combination of the following; a passport, a birth certificate, a drivers licence, a death certificate, or a divorce certificate, depending on your marital status

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Are you able to assist with a Shortening of Time application
Yes, our Celebrants are well versed with the requirements of the Shortening of Time application

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Where can I find out more about the legal requirements of marriage in Australia
The primary document that contains the most relevant information about marriage in Australia is the Australian Marriage Act 1961

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What is the difference between the Marriage Certificate I receive on my wedding day and the one from BDM
The difference between the certificates is that the one you receive on your wedding day is 'proof of marriage', whereas the one you receive from BDM is 'proof of name'

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Can I get married if I have been married previously
Yes, you can be legally married, however you will need to provide proof of divorce, generally in the form of a Decree Absolute from the Family Court (Magistrates Court), if the divorce was finalised in Australia

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What is the minimum amount of time I need to allow before I can be married
You need to allow a minimum of 30 days from the time that your Notice of Intended Marriage is authorised by one of our Celebrants

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Who can witness my signature on the Notice of Intended Marriage
Any person who is listed in the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 can witness your signature on the Notice of Intended Marriage

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Meet Our Civil CelebrantsMeet Our Civil Celebrants

Tim P Manger Civil Celebrant 5 Star
Melbourne wedding celebrant Tim Manger delivers a refreshing, charismatic and passionate approach to your wedding day. Appearing at this year's Melbourne International Comedy
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Ken Hatherley Civil Celebrant 5 Star
I am Ken Hatherley an authorised Civil Celebrant specialising in wedding ceremonies servicing all areas of Victoria, including Melbourne CBD and the Mornington Peninsula.

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Joan Audino Civil Celebrant 5 Star
Melbournes award winning, elite civil marriage celebrant. Joans wedding ceremonies are fun, relaxed, sincere and designed to tell your story. Whether it is a marriage, vow renewal,
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Peter Horden Civil Celebrant 5 Star
Unique, Authentic, Professional. I'll make your day how you want it. On one of the most highly anticipated and planned days of your life I will bring a calm and warming presence
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Lee Jolley Civil Celebrant 5 Star
Lee Jolley is a Civil Marriage Celebrant authorised and registered with the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department to perform ceremonies throughout Australia. Her knowledge,
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