Here are the all the details we have for Australia:
Australian High Commission
London WC2B 4LA
Tel: (020) 7379 4334
Open Mon-Fri: 0900-1700
Source: Foreign Embassies in the UK at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site.
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To get married in this country you will need to bring your original documents and photocopies thereof. English is an official language of this country, so you will probably not need a translation of the following documents to get married:
|+ ||Birth Certificate|
|Full birth certificate of both bride and groom required.|
|If never previously married, an Affidavit certifying single status.|
|+ ||Decree Absolute|
|If divorced, provide with a court stamp. An additional copy is usually required.|
|+ ||Spouse's Death Certificate|
|If widowed, former spouse's Death Certificate and previous Marriage Certificate.|
Together with previous marriage certificate.
|+ ||Proof of Change of Name|
|Proof that has been stamped and signed by a solicitor is required if either party has changed their name by deed poll or statutory declaration. This also applies if a previously married woman has reverted to using her maiden name.|
|+ ||Adoption Certificate|
|If either party was adopted, adoption certificate is required.|
|+ ||Certificate of Intention to Marry|
|Certificate of Intent to Marry|
Obtained from the Australian High Commission prior to travelling.
Other details required for legal statements include:
|+ ||Full Names|
|Bride and groom's full names.|
|Bride and groom's full addresses.|
|Bride and groom's occupations.|
|Bride and groom's religions.|
|+ ||Full Names|
|Full names of parents if not on Birth Certificate.|
|Minimum residency period, excluding day of arrival, in working days.|
|Valid 10-year passport of both bride and groom required.|
Marriages abroad are recognised by UK law only if they were were conducted in accordance with the local law of the country - although it cannot be registered at a UK register office. If there is any doubt about the legality, contact the Home Office before making any arrangements.
Seek advice from your GP in case you require any vaccinations or medical advice at least 3 months before departure date.
Australia is a member of the Hague Convention, so any official documents legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London should be valid.
Source: Member States of the Hague Convention at the Hague Conference on Private International Law web site.
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