Legally recognised elopements world wide in Australia

Legal elopements Australia and your obligations to get married. Being legally wed in Australia and having it recognised world wide requires certain rules are followed. These are set forth by the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 2017. Here are the key requirements for getting married in Australia.

Both individuals must not be currently married to anyone else and cannot marry close relatives such as parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, etc. The minimum age to marry is 18 years, unless the court has approved a marriage where one person is between 16 and 18 years old. Both parties must fully understand the meaning of marriage and willingly consent to the union. The marriage ceremony must include specific words as required by law. At least one month and no more than 18 months before the wedding. This notice of intended marriage form must be given to our marriage celebrant. The marriage ceremony must be conducted by an authorised marriage celebrant.

Being an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is not a requirement for marriage in Australia. However, if you are a non-Australian citizen and intend to live in Australia after marriage, you should explore the process of obtaining a visa.

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Same sex elopement weddings and legal elopements in Australia

Marriage equality is recognised all across Australia. This irrespective of your sex or gender. There are three marriage certificates that are signed. The authorized marriage celebrant, and two witnesses who are over 18 years old. The celebrant will provide you with a ceremonial certificate of marriage. Within 14 days of the marriage, the celebrant will submit the paperwork to the registry of ‘births, deaths, and marriages’. This is relevant in all states or territories.

To get married overseas, you should refer to Smartraveller for relevant information. Overseas marriages are generally recognized in Australia. Iif they were legally valid in the foreign country and would have been valid here. However, some states and territories may not accept overseas marriage certificates for name changes. For more detailed information you can ask us for help.

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