So, you have decided to change your name after marriage!
As your professional Marriage Celebrant, I choose to make this process easy for you.
(Note: many Marriage Celebrants do not offer to help with this process, but I do - because I am a premium Marriage Celebrant offering full service in NSW.)
Here is a simple summary:
(It is not included in my fees - because this money does not come to me - it goes directly to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.)
To apply for your NSW Marriage Certificate yourself. Here is the link:
When you receive your NSW Registry-issued Marriage Certificate via Registered Post, take that Official Marriage Certificate document (which will look more like a birth certificate than the decorative Marriage Certificate that I give to you at the time of your marriage) - take that to Australia Post to change your Australian Passport, and to Services NSW to change your Australian Driver's License.
Do the above with Australia Post and Services NSW within the 12 months after your marriage date and it is FREE!!!
If you wait 12 months and 1 day... you will need to pay $$$ to change these ID documents.
KATIE, YOUR MARRIAGE CELEBRANT - ALWAYS HERE TO HELP YOU WHERE I CAN!
0404 832 403
Registered Marriage Celebrant
Servicing ceremony locations throughout the entire Central Coast, Sydney's Northern Beaches, North Shore and the Hunter Valley