The couple genuinely intend to marry
All applicants should provide evidence that arrangements have been made for the marriage ceremony to take place after the applicant entry to Australia.
For example, a signed and dated letter (on letterhead) from the (authorized) marriage celebrant who will conduct the ceremony.
The letter must include:
• in all cases, the date (or the date range) and the venue of the marriage ceremony
• in most cases, confirmation that a Notice Of Intention to Marry (NOIM) in respect of the couple has been lodged with the celebrant.
Notice of intention to marry (NOIM)
The NOIM must be lodged for more than 1 month and less than 18 months before the proposed date of the ceremony.
A NOIM is valid for up to 18 months.