Shortening of Time

At times a situation may arise when you require your marriage to be solemnized before the one month notice requirement.

A Prescribed authority (usually staff of the Local Courts or Registry officials) can shorten the required period of notice if they are satisfied that circumstances prescribed in the regulations are met.

These are the categories of circumstances set out in the regulations:

  • Employment related or other travel commitments.
  • Wedding or celebration arrangements or religious considerations.
  • Medical reasons.
  • Legal proceedings.
  • Error in giving notice.
  • Celebrant error with documents.

The reason for seeking a shortening of time for notice must fall within one of these categories before your application will be considered.  Shortening of time is not automatic.

I have at times worked with my couples to apply for a shortening of time. Please feel free to contact me, I can guide you on what supporting documentation, letters, paperwork you require.


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