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The standard marriage certificate is an official certified copy of the registration data held by the NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages. Before a marriage certificate can be produced, your marriage must be registered. The marriage celebrant is responsible for registering the marriage within 14 days of the ceremony.
You can apply for a marriage certificate if the marriage occurred in New South Wales. Marriage certificates are only available to either person named on the certificate or their authorised representative.If you
are either person named in the marriage, the certificate can be issued to you.If you
are a child of the marriage, the certificate can be issued to you if the married couple are deceased. You must provide at least three forms of identification.
If you are not one of the persons named in the marriage or their child, you must satisfy one of the following conditions:
We offer a range of commemorative marriage certificates to celebrate a new marriage or one from years ago. To view our latest designs see
Commemorative marriage certificate.
Please provide three forms of current ID, one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3. If you're unable to provide ID from Categories 1 and 2, you must still provide at least three forms of ID. At least two of these must be from Category 3. If you're unable to comply with these requirements, please
contact us for further advice.
If born in Australia:
Record of immigration status:
Processing begins when we have received your complete and correct application. Certificates are delivered by registered post when you apply by post, online or with Registry agents. Certificates can be collected in person when you lodge at a
You can apply for a marriage certificate online, by post or in person.
Download a Marriage certificate application [Fillable PDF 1.4MB]
Apply in person