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Obtaining a Marriage Certificate

A marriage certificate for people married in the Northern Territory can be obtained in any one of four ways:

  1. By visiting the public counter at the Darwin, Alice Springs or Tennant Creek Births, Deaths and Marriages Offices.
  2. By downloading the application form which can be filled in and posted or faxed to the Office at Darwin, Alice Springs or Tennant Creek (with payment if applicable).
  3. By contacting the Births, Deaths and Marriages Office and requesting an application form which can be posted, e-mailed or faxed upon request.
  4. By writing to the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages with the details of the marriage.
    The Births, Deaths and Marriages Office holds Northern Territory records from 1870 to date..
  5. To apply online

An applicant will be required to provide identification as per the Identification Requirements Policy.

An applicant will also need to satisfy the requirements of the Registrar's Access Policy.

If applications are lodged at the counter, marriage certificates will be available immediately, provided full details have been supplied and the marriage has been recorded in the computer system (1989 to date). Marriages not recorded in the computer system will take longer to produce from the original registers.

Applications received by mail are required to be accompanied by identification and the relevant fee must be included (if applicable). Certificates will be returned by mail to the nominated address within 2 days of application.

 

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