As one of Perth’s more experienced celebrants in demand, I have for a number of years, had the pleasure of marrying many overseas clients. There’s nothing better than the beautiful beaches and the sunny climate here in Perth, WA to attract romantic couples looking for an exotic location in which to have their wedding.
My advice to overseas couples is simple and based on many years of experience:
Professional Marriage Celebrants in Perth, WA are often booked up (in some cases 12 -18 months in advance), so book in a time and date as soon as possible.
Getting married in Perth, Western Australia is an exotic and memorable way to begin your married life together.
If you are bringing your partner into Australia on a Prospective Marriage Visa, I can provide you with the official ‘Prospective Marriage Visa Letter‘ that you will need to lodge at the Australian Embassy/Australian High Commission in your country. This letter is required before you can obtain a Prospective Marriage Visa to come to Australia for the purpose of marriage.
A Prospective Marriage Visa allows you to remain in Australia for a period of nine months from the date the visa is granted. After you are married in Australia, you may then apply for a ‘Spouse Visa.’
A Spouse Visa allows you to remain in Australia with your spouse for a period of two years. At the end of that two year period, you may then apply for a Permanent Resident Visa. For further detailed information regarding Australian Visas, you should contact an Australian Immigration and Visa Advisory Service, or see the Australian Immigration web site.
British Commonwealth Residents
All couples will need to obtain a ‘registered’ copy of their marriage certificate.
All Other Countries
You will need a Registered Marriage Certificate, and an Apostille stamp from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Perth WA so that you can register your marriage in your country of residence.
I can arrange this for you, but if you would like to do it yourselves make certain that you leave a few days in Perth after your marriage to organize.
I hope the above is helpful and that you take advantage of my services as one of Perth, WA’s more experienced marriage celebrants.