Congratulations on falling in love! As Celebrants, we have worked with many prospective visa couples and couples applying for fiance visas, and partner visas and we understand your application process and the documents you require to support your visa application.
We realise that we can only pencil in your proposed date, as your confirmed marriage date may depend on how long it takes for each stage of your visa to be processed. With this in mind, we are more than happy to be flexible with your date as your fiance visa application progresses.
If you are applying for your fiance visa, prospective marriage visa or partner visa, we have an approved letter template, generated by our system to provide to you for immigration purposes, confirming your NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) form has been lodged with us, and your marriage is booked.
We can provide this as soon as we have received both your signed and witnessed NOIM form and your booking fee or full payment. For your convenience, we do accept EFTPOS / credit card payments.
QUESTION 1. My partner is currently based overseas, How do we complete the NOIM FORM from different countries?
As Authorised Celebrants, we have the discretion to accept a NOIM form with just one of the couples signatures, with ourselves, or an alternative authorised person, witnessing this signature. This is providing it is not reasonably possible for the other person (usually the overseas based person) to sign this form in the presence of an authorised witness.
Please note: It is a requirement that the second person signs the NOIM form (in the presence of an authorised witness, e.g ourselves, the Celebrant) before the marriage can take place.
In our experience, the second person (usually the overseas based person) typically signs their part of the NOIM form when they arrive in Australia.
QUESTION 2. Where do I find the NOIM form?
It’s always best to use the NOIM form provided to you by your Celebrant, as this form does get updated from time to time and an out of date form may not be accepted by BDM QLD (the department that registers your marriage).
For your convenience, we use an efficient online system, that we send you a link to, then you complete both of your details on the online form (it only takes 5 minutes) then the system converts your details in to all the required forms, saving you from having to complete multiple forms.
Our system also generates our couples visa letter, confirming their marriage booking for their fiance visas.
We then email you your completed NOIM form as a PDF document, for you to take to an authorised person (we will provide you a list of authorised witnesses) to sign in their presence, or if you are meeting with us, we will print this and you can sign in our presence during our meeting. We are based in Indooroopilly, Brisbane which is where all our in person meetings take place.
We can meet online, by phone or in person to discuss the kind of ceremony you would like and if you intend to write vows to each other or exchange rings.
If you are looking for a full wedding ceremony, with more guests than a small elopement, a more detailed discussion will be required to run through ceremony options, ideas, inclusions and vibe. More information and our fees and inclusions for full ceremonies can be found over at: Jamie + Cara – Brisbane City Celebrants.
QUESTION 3. Where can my marriage take place?
With it’s subtropical climate, warm weather and year round sunshine, Brisbane is a fantastic place for couples to marry. This climate makes Brisbane perfect for outdoor weddings and elopements throughout most of the year.
For elopement ideas, photos and descriptions, head to Brisbane Elopement Locations where we have provided a detailed overview of some of our favourite elopement spots.
Another perk of getting married in Brisbane, is the endless choice of outdoor wedding locations, gives you the opportunity to choose your very own special little place to wed.
We hope this answers all your questions relating to your marriage paperwork, forms and the Celebrants role in supporting your fiance visa or prospective marriage visa application.
If you found this information about marriage and fiance visas in Australia helpful, and you are looking for a Celebrant for your special day, we would love to hear from you. Contact us now and let’s get the ball rolling and get your NOIM form lodged.
Images by Twig and Fawn Photography with Celebrant Cara and wedding ceremony styling by Brisbane Wedding Decorators.