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How long for marriage certificate?

Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:35 pm

Can't believe no one told us we had to apply for our official marriage certificate. I just thought it was sent to us. How long will it take? Thanks
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:26 pm

Ours arrived 2 weeks after the wedding.
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:02 am

Did u send off paper work for it?
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:40 am

ours took about three weeks with bdm nsw and we had to send off our paperwork ourselves. by week two I was stalking our post man - one of the most exciting things I've recieved in my mail box for awhile!
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:15 am

Our celebrant sent off our paperwork.
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:05 am

On the upside they are free this year, you used to have to pay for them :)

ETA: My apologies, I think that it's only free for NSW brides... and only for this year.
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:45 am

I'm in Qld & I sent off the forms, paid my $37 & we had it back within 2 weeks.

I then get to start the name change process.
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:06 pm

I got married in March this year, and still havent applied . Only have the one from the church.. :oops:
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:42 pm

Thanks girls, have found the paper work in my name change kit so will send it off. My form is in Vic and says that it is around $30
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:19 pm

Our celebrant sent ours off and it took about two months. Talk about taking long enough to get here!
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:10 pm

I'm in Victoria and it took approx 1-2 weeks to receive it once I sent the paperwork off to BDM.
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:53 pm

Our celebrant sent off our paperwork. We were married on the 11th and the certificate would have been delivered on the 18th if we were home to sign for it. A week is pretty good IMHO.

Now I get to start the painstaking process of changing my name :roll:
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:47 am

yea ours arrived yesterday, and we were married on the 11.11.11.
mind you i was able to change everything except my drivers license and my passport with the one i got on the day :)
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:58 pm

im pretty sure our celelbrant send ours off as well. i might have to ask him
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:19 pm

missmalt wrote:
Can't believe no one told us we had to apply for our official marriage certificate. I just thought it was sent to us. How long will it take? Thanks


I know, I only found out that on the rehearsal night two days before the wedding! 8O I always thought the celebrant took care of this, but she said we had to do it ourselves. To top it off, we just realised she spelled my name wrong on the certificate we signed on the day (too excited to notice! *lol*), so we don't know if she's done the same on all the other important documents.

PS: I just had a read through the form, ad I'm confused about something... Do you fill out ONE form for both or you, or one EACH? :?
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:06 pm

I just went (during my lunch break)to BDM in Collins st Melbourne to lodge my application for marriage certificate, it cost $27.80 and they gave it to me straight away! I know this post is a bit old now but thought I'd let you know just in case anyone else is reading :)

* Oh I probably should have said as well I only got married on the 12/11/11 so only 2 weeks ago
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:07 am

MalinViktoria wrote:
PS: I just had a read through the form, ad I'm confused about something... Do you fill out ONE form for both or you, or one EACH? :?

You just have to fill in one form. I filled it in as me applying.
I went to NSW BDM 4 wks after wedding they wouldn't give it to me over the counter unless I paid a fee but it was sent registered post that day to my home (arrived day later). Silly process really!
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:41 pm

Tarli1 wrote:
I just went (during my lunch break)to BDM in Collins st Melbourne to lodge my application for marriage certificate, it cost $27.80 and they gave it to me straight away! I know this post is a bit old now but thought I'd let you know just in case anyone else is reading :)

* Oh I probably should have said as well I only got married on the 12/11/11 so only 2 weeks ago

I started this post and only sent off the paper work last Monday. Wish I had known I could have got it straight away. would have gone to BDM on my holidays.
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:02 pm

Wow, BDM sounds very efficient. We have been advised it will take up to 4 months to get our official Hawaiian one. 8O
 
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Re: How lOng for marriage certificate?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:30 pm

Mine just arrived today! So a grand total of two weeks, I was expecting it to be a few more weeks so pleasantly surprised. Now it's just off to change my name everywhere :)
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