So you're married, now what? If you've got married you want to get a copy of your marriage certificate YOU must request one from Births Deaths & Marriages, as you will not automatically receive a copy of your marriage certificate. The fee to obtain a copy of your marriage licence is $26.50 and you have a few choices of how you request the certified document.
How to Obtain a Marriage Certificate
- Before the wedding fill out the form on the back of the yellow marriage licence you picked up from the courthouse. You need to fill out the copy, which will be sent to the Registrar to lodge the marriage (it will say this on the top left hand corner of the marriage licence).
- After the wedding you can call Births, Deaths & Marriages on 0800 22 77 77 and order one over the phone using a credit or debit card for payment. This is the quickest and easiest way to order a copy of your marriage certificate
- Or you can head to a Births, Deaths & Marriages office and complete the appropriate form and make payment.
It normally takes eight days for a certificate to be sent out to you once the marriage licence has been received and processed(during busy times – summer and public holidays this can take up to 6 weeks). If you have any questions you can call Births, Deaths & Marriages on 0800 22 77 77.