Legal Requirements

Notice of Intended Marriage Form

Completed up to 18 months prior to the marriage but no later than one month and one day prior to the wedding day. This is checked and signed at our first meeting. Visit my downloads page to obtain a form. At the first meeting full birth certificates are produced for verification. If either or both parties have been married previously divorce papers need to be produced.


Completed at a pre-wedding meeting the week prior to marriage.

Certificate of Marriage

Completed in duplicate in the presence of two witnesses (18 years or older) at the ceremony. Sent onto office of Births, Deaths and Marriages after ceremony.

Government Stamped Certificate of Marriage

A certified copy of the 'Certificate of Marriage' can be applied for from the the office of Births, Deaths and marriages from the state in which you were married after the ceremony.

William Betson
tel: 0438 747 508