|If you are bone fide in wishing to marry in Australia under
the Spouse or Fiancee Visa, then I am able to marry you according to laws in
I provide couples with letters to DIMIA (Department of Immigration and
Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs) which state that you have lodged the
Notice of Intended Marriage form , and a non refundable lodgment fee, with
me in preparation for the marriage once the visa is granted.
|"DIMIA said I have to get the letter from the Registry
You don't have to. The Registry Office is in the city and they marry
people as I do. We are authorised to marry people according to law in
Australia. If you sign up and pay a Booking Fee with the Registry Office
(and they are nice people) you will lose the Booking Fee if you transfer
the notice of intended marriage form to me so that you can have your
ceremony at your favourite location - such as home, or a park or a beach or
wherever you choose. See our huge range of wedding venues around Perth
Metropolitan area - many free.
|How long does it take to get the DIMIA letter from
one of the couple planning to marry meets with me, or at least contacts me
re this matter, and pays me the required Booking Fee - I will give that
person who lodges the Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) form three copies of
the letter 5 minutes later - either personally
or in the post. The couple then use this letter to assist them with their
application for their visa.
The original NIM has to stay with me.
Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM).
Complete page 3 in on the computer or in BLACK biro please, or wait until you see me - OR
|If in a real rush (and you are in Australia)- complete the NIM, take it to
a local police station, or JP, get them to witness your signature on
page 4, then scan and email pages 3 and 4 to
firstname.lastname@example.org . It is 'Lodged' when
I pick it up from my email box. Only one person needs to sign the NIM to
lodge it if both can't do so at this time. I will get you to post the
original NIM to me by registered post once I have checked it and got
back to you.
||If you are overseas, you need to do the asme as in
Australia except authorised witnesses are different. See the back on
page 4 for a list of authorised people who can witness your signature
overseas then follow the process mentioned at left.
You do not have to get this (visa application) letter from the Registry office
- you can get
it from me in preparation for your wedding. I can
marry you any where in Australia, not just a set office in the city. I will
come to you to marry you. If you are thinking of a Registry Office Wedding -
see What I can offer you!! and
you choose the time and location.
in a chapel
in a park
on a boat
|What if the visa is not ready by the date we planned to get married?
Simply ask Graham for another letter, arrange for another later wedding
date, and I will send you a new letter with the revised date to give to
DIMIA. It is very simple. We can do this because the wedding is an
arrangement between you and I. Once you get the visa you may then reschedule
again if you need to, to fit in with your wishes and Graham's exiting
|What if I am going through a Migration Agent?
This is fine. Just say that you know of Graham Lambert, and say that he
will write you the visa letter for DIMIA once you have lodged the NIM and paid
the Booking Fee.
in a chapel
What if I am in a hurry to get a letter for DIMIA?
Graham is quite flexible. He has had prospective clients at 9.30pm in the
evening so that they may have the letter for DIMIA ready for the next day.
Just contact me on the above numbers and I will arrange a time for us to
How much do you charge (Prices)?
I charge no more than for any other wedding with my schedule of services. Currently
these are: Listed on my Home Page for my full service, including letters for DIMIA. I ask for a non refundable lodgment fee,
of $150 to confirm this booking, which is part of the full fixed price.
Do I need an interpreter?
This depends. To have non English documents translated into English (eg
birth certificates) you need to have them translated by a
translator. If one of the couple [or witnesses] does not speak English ( at all or very
poorly ) you need to have an interpreter at the wedding to translate the
ceremony. This can be any person who speaks the languages well and doesn't
have to be an official translator. The point about this is that the couple
and the witnesses MUST understand the ceremony, in particular the legal
parts of the ceremony. The interpreter at the wedding must sign a statutory
declaration to this effect that they have translated correctly.
Got any questions? contact graham on
www.immi.gov.au/extend/permanent-spf.htm - general page about applying
for a Spouse, Partner or Fiancee Visa from DIMIA
www.immigrationcitizenship.com.au - Australian Migration and Citizenship
services (Private Migration Agency located in Perth)
http://www.wa.dfat.gov.au/legal.html - for information on Apostilles,
and Authentications, about recognising the wedding certificates outside
www.naati.com.au - for official translators and interpreters.