AUSTRALIANS WISHING TO MARRY OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA
Australia will recognise marriage ceremonies performed in most countries, however, these may not necessarily be registered by our government/authorities.
VISITORS WISHING TO MARRY IN AUSTRALIA
You are more than welcome to be married in the most beautiful country in the world, Australia regardless of your nationality. The only requirement is that you are free to marry and you will be required to prove that when you lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) form.
As a registered celebrant for the Commmonwealth of Australia I have internet facilities so the initial process can be completed via the internet, thus taking away a lot of the stress associated with organising weddings from the other side of the world. The marriage ceremony must comply with the Australian Marriage Act, 1961, and there is no apparent reason why your marriage in Australia cannot be recognised within your own country. However, it is advisable to talk to your own local authorities to confirm this before making arrangements. This is particularly important if you are coming from some European countries as they require your Marriage Certificate to have an Apostille stamp. For more information on Apostille stamps visit www.smartraveller.gov.au.It is important to remember that there can only be one legal marriage, any further ceremony has to be a re-affirmation of vows ceremony. As your marriage Celebrant I would be very pleased to assist you in arranging your special day in a very special country.
Australian residents wishing to bring to Australia a partner on a Fiance Visa can do so and the following information would be of interest to you. You are required to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) with your chosen Marriage Celebrant who will issue you with a letter addressed to the appropriate Australian Embassy handling your case confirming that he/she has received that notice. Your partner would lodge this letter with their application at the embassy in the country from where they are applying,for more information, contact me by email email@example.com
For more information re this process please visit http://www.marriagecelebrants.org.au/fromoverseas.php