Start your NoIM or return to one you have already started.
NB. You need to have made your booking before you can complete your NoIM.
Start your Notice of Intended Marriage on-lineYour NoIM needs to be typed. Use this button to access the online application which will guide you through the form with hints and tips.
Watch this video for a summary of what's involved in completing your NoIM on-line
Complete your Notice of Intended Marriage online and email back
Step 1. Click on the button above "Start your Notice of Intended Marriage on-line" and enter your details. Ensure all your details are 100% correct before you "Submit" the form. If you need to pause the process, to check details, not a problem, you can "save' the details and return at a later date. If you do this you will need to save the URL provided to you to re-access your details. (Full instructions, including video, will guide you)
Step 2. Check all details are correct, when they are hit the "Submit" button. You will then receive an email within seconds with an attached PDF of your personalised Notice of Intended Marriage.
Step 3. Either with a copy of the NoIM you have printed or opened on your smart phone - you will need to sign (by pen or with esign on your phone) the form in front of an Authorised Witness (see below for a list of authorised witnesses*).
If both of you can't get to the Authorised Person at the same time to witness your signatures, that's ok. Only one of you will need to sign the form at this stage (the other can sign on the day and your Celebrant can witness their signature).
Then have the Authorised Witness sign. *
The Notice must be signed in the presence of any of the following:
(a) if a party signs the Notice in Australia—a Pharmacist, Police Officer, Authorised Celebrant, a Commissioner for Declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, a Justice of the Peace, a Barrister or Solicitor, a legally qualified Medical Practitioner, or a member of the Australian Federal Police or the police force of a State or Territory;
(b) if a party signs the Notice outside Australia — an Australian Consular Officer, an Australian Diplomatic Officer, a notary public, an employee of the Commonwealth authorised under paragraph 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955, or an employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorised under paragraph 3(d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955. Note: For the definitions of Australian Consular Officer and Australian Diplomatic Officer, see section 2 of the Consular Fees Act 1955.
Step 4. Then email the signed NoIM back to Simple Ceremonies along with;
Your ID's (either passports or your birth certificate AND drivers licence)
if applicable, Divorce or Death certificates.
Email: Noim@simpleceremonies.com.au at least one calendar month prior to your ceremony date.
Step 6. Within 24 hours you should receive confirmation of the Lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage.
Until this is received your Notice has not been lodged. If you have not heard back within 24 hours please contact us to confirm the Notice has been received and can be lodged.
NOTE. Your Notice should not be considered as lodged until you have received an email from Simple Ceremonies stating this. If you do not receive this email, within 24 hours, please contact us on 0412 477 141 or email@example.com to follow up at least once calendar month prior to your ceremony date - THIS IS CRITICAL.