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Evidence of Date and Place of Birth

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

Evidence of Date and Place of Birth

Each party to a marriage must give their authorised celebrant evidence of their date and place of birth before a marriage is solemnised.  The following documents are acceptable as evidence of a party’s date and place of birth:

  • An official (original) certificate of birth
  • A statutory declaration from the party stating that it is impracticable (this does not mean not practical; it means impossible) to obtain an official birth certificate and the reasons why, and
  • To the best of the declarant’s knowledge and belief and as accurately as the declarant has been able to ascertain, when and where the party was born, or
  • A passport issued by a government of an overseas country

If the document a party provides as evidence of their date and place of birth is written in another language or alphabet, the couple should seek a translation of the document by an accredited translator. The NAATI website has a list of translators.
 (www.naati.com.au) (Telephone 1300 557 470)

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