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June 20, 2019 Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

You will receive a letter in the mail giving you information that matches the criteria within the years you searched. If no registration of a marriage is found you will.

Equal, the Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England, is campaigning for a change in the teaching and practice of the Church of England to allow all couples to marry in church, regardless of their gender, sex or sexuality. This principle of equality already applies in English law and in some other churches.

The Church of England’s current official position is that only opposite-sex couples can marry in its churches. Same-gender couples cannot marry in church. They cannot even officially receive a blessing after a civil marriage. Christians who have married their same-gender partner are discriminated against in the ministry of the church, both lay and ordained.

Our aims

  • We believe that same-sex couples should be able to be married in Church of England parishes.
  • We believe that people in such marriages should have the same opportunities for lay and ordained ministry in the Church of England as anyone else.
  • We believe that the consciences of everyone should be protected – no member of the clergy should be forced to conduct a marriage they disagree with. No member of the clergy should be prevented from celebrating a marriage involving a same-sex couple.

What we are

Equal is not a membership organization. There are no membership fees, no complicated structure, no committee to join and no local groups to support.

Equal is simply a campaign to ensure that the official policy of the Church properly respects and protects the conscience of all its members on these matters of deep human importance.

Together we will see a change in the official position of the Church of England to be more representative of the views of its members.

Together we can create a church that welcomes and supports everyone regardless of sexuality and that benefits from the spiritual gifts of those who have been previously excluded.

Together we can ensure that all people, regardless of their sexuality, can be married in their local parish Church and be treated with respect and dignity.

Together we can help to bring about ‘radical Christian inclusion’ in response to the loving generosity and grace of God.

Making a start

  • Sign our Open Letter to the House of Bishops.
  • Consider making a regular donation towards our work.
  • Please contact us if you have IT, publicity, media or campaigning skills, or are willing to join a demonstration or to write letters.
  • Free resources are available to download and print. Ask for the Equal logo to be displayed in your parish church, magazine and website.
  • Badges are available at a small cost to cover production and postage, so why not order lots and give them out to members of your church. We have other merchandise too!
  • Click here to find out about other ways to support us.

Registering a Marriage outside Singapore. If your marriage is to be registered in Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia, a letter of non-impediment from.

Sample congratulation letter for Marriage

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What you need to know

A marriage certificate is a record of a marriage. It lists the date and place of the marriage, and names of the people who were married.

A record of solemnization of marriage is not the same as a marriage certificate.

Before you can get a marriage certificate, a marriage needs to be registered. The official who performed the marriage will do this by sending a complete and signed marriage licence to ServiceOntario. You can order a marriage certificate about 6-8 weeks after this happens.

If you are unsure if you need a marriage certificate or certified copy of marriage registration, please check with the Ministry, government agency, or person requesting the document before you order.

Who can order a marriage certificate

The married couple, children of the married couple, parents of the parties to the marriage or an authorized representative acting on behalf of any entitled individual can apply for a marriage certificate.

Only the married couple can apply for a certified copy of the marriage registration unless a court order allows another person to apply.

If one of the parties in a marriage is deceased, the surviving party, the next of kin including the parents of either party, children of the married couple and siblings of either party or an authorized representative acting on behalf of any entitled individual may apply for a marriage certificate of a certified copy of the marriage registration. If all the next of kin are deceased, an extended next of kin may apply.

Extended next of kin relationships are:

  • aunt
  • uncle
  • first cousin
  • grandchild
  • grandfather
  • grandmother
  • nephew, or
  • niece

Legally authorized representatives acting on behalf of these individuals are entitled to apply. Authorized representatives will be required to provide proof of authorization.

Order a marriage certificate online

To order a marriage certificate you need:

  • the marriage to be registered in Ontario
  • first and last names or single names of both parties to the marriage
  • dates of birth of both parties to the marriage
  • date of marriage, and
  • name of city or town where the marriage took place in

Order a marriage certificate online

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Check your order status

Note: The status of your online application becomes available 1 business day after you submit it. If you did not receive a payment receipt, please contact ServiceOntario after 1 full business day. If you’ve had trouble applying online and have not entered any payment information you will need to start the application process again. 

Cost and delivery

Payment

  • Online: VISA, VISA Debit, MasterCard, Debit MasterCard and Interac® Online
  • In-person at47 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto: cash, money order, VISA, VISA Debit, MasterCard, Debit MasterCard and Interac®

Note: personal cheque payments are no longer accepted at our retail locations for any vital events transactions.

Marriage certificate

Marriage certificate

Processing and delivery

Cost

Regular service (online)

15 business days plus delivery by Canada Post

Service Guarantees Apply

$15

Premium service (online)

5 business days including delivery by courier

Service Guarantees Apply

$45

Emergency service (in-person at 47 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto)

5 business days including delivery by courier (Proof of urgency is required)

$45

Certified copy of marriage registration

Certified copy of marriage registration

Processing and delivery

Cost

Regular service (online)

15 business days plus delivery by Canada Post

Service Guarantees Apply

$22

Premium service (online)

5 business days including delivery by courier

Service Guarantees Apply

$52

Emergency service (in-person at 47 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto)

5 business days including delivery by courier (Proof of urgency is required)

$52

Search letter

Search letter

Processing and delivery

Cost

Regular service (online)

15 business days plus delivery by Canada Post

No Service Guarantee

$15 for each 5-year period

Premium service (online)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Mail or faxed applications

6 - 8 weeks, document is mailed to you by Canada Post

$15 for each five-year period

Replace a lost, stolen or damaged marriage certificate

To replace a lost, stolen or damaged marriage certificate you can use the online application to order a replacement marriage certificate.

Order a marriage search

You can request a search if you do not know the exact date of marriage.

A search will verify that the marriage has taken place and has been registered with the province of Ontario.

You will receive a letter in the mail giving you information that matches the criteria within the years you searched. If no registration of a marriage is found you will still receive a letter stating that no registration was found.

If you live in Ontario and are planning to get married outside Ontario or Canada you may need to order a search that lists any previous marriage you have had in the Province of Ontario. You should check with the province, state, or country where you are getting married to determine if this is needed and what years would need to be searched.

To request a search you can use the same online service as a certificate application but you will select the search option and indicate how many years would like to search.

Note: The online service guarantee is not offered for a search as for a certificate and there is no emergency service offered for a search.

Historical certificates

Older events, such as deaths prior to 1991, marriages prior to 1991, and births prior to 1930 may not be in electronic format.

When applying for a death certificate prior to 1991, marriage certificate prior to 1991 or a birth certificate prior to 1930, it can take up to an extra 6 to 8 weeks for the registration to be converted into an electronic format before processing can be completed.

Service guarantee

If you order online (regular service): certificates are put in the mail within 15 business days (or you get your money back). If you order online ($30 premium service): certificates are delivered to you within 5 business days (or you get your money back). Note: Older events that are not available electronically are not eligible for the service guarantee.

Read the terms and conditions
Apply for a service guarantee refund

Check your order status

You can check the status of your online application 1 business day after you submit it.

To check the status online, you need:

  • to indicate the type of certificate you requested (birth, death or marriage)
  • applicant’s name and telephone number
  • name of the subject (the person to be listed on the certificate)
  • date of the event, and
  • order/file number, if available

If you are unsure that your online application was successfully submitted, please contact ServiceOntario on the next business day.

Emergency service

The ServiceOntario centre at:
47 Sheppard Avenue East, unit 417, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M2N 5N1

For this, you will also need to bring:

Delivery

Certificates are delivered to you within 5 business days

Payment

Money order, VISA, MasterCard, Interac®

Note: personal cheque payments are no longer accepted at our retail locations for any vital events transactions, including regular, emergency and expedited services.

Apply in-person, by mail or fax

Download and complete the Request for Marriage Certificate application.

In-person

In person at the following ServiceOntario centres:

Toronto
47 Sheppard Avenue East, unit 417, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M2N 5N1
Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 1st Floor
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1J1

Mail

Completed applications can be mailed to:

ServiceOntario
189 Red River Road, PO Box 4600
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 6L8

Delivery

6 to 8 weeks

Payment

Cheque, money order, VISA, MasterCard

Fax

Completed applications can be faxed to:

Delivery

6 to 8 weeks

Payment

Credit card

Who can perform a marriage in Ontario

A civil marriage may be performed by an Ontario judge, justice of the peace or a municipal clerk under the authority of a marriage licence. Each municipality can offer civil marriage services and set its own fees. Contact your municipal office for more information.

Find a local city hall, town hall or municipal office

A religious marriage is performed by a religious official of a recognized religious body who has received authorization from the Office of the Registrar General to perform marriages in Ontario.

Check the online list of authorized religious marriage officiants to ensure that your religious officiant is authorized to perform marriages in Ontario.

Proof of urgency

To qualify for an emergency or expedited marriage certificate or for an expedited marriage search, the marriage must be registered in Ontario and you must provide proof of urgency along with your complete and correct applications form and fee.

Proof of urgency may include:

  • documentation of a medical emergency
  • a letter confirming new employment
  • a letter from a consulate, embassy confirming an appointment
  • travel reservations including airline tickets, reservations or travel itinerary
  • a letter confirming an appointment for an immigration hearing
  • a wedding invitation, where the applicant is a party to the marriage
  • other situations subject to review

You can fax this information for your Proof of Urgency to ServiceOntario at . Rush requests can be faxed to .

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Congratulate Someone on His or Her Wedding or Marriage

letter of marriage

I have the great pleasure in supporting Richard Edward Mills in his application for becoming a marriage celebrant.

Richard and I have known each other for at least ten years through my involvement as General Manager at Tirohana Estate where he has been MC extraordinaire at our Toast Martinborough site, corporate events and as DJ/MC at many, many weddings we have been blessed to have hosted.

As a venue, we see many entertainers in the form of DJ’s, bands and soloists come and go but Richard has always stood out as the most professional reliable and first class entertainer we have seen and one who we are totally confident can deliver the very best for such a Special Day for our clients.

Richard’s abilities in presentation are second to none – he does his research and brings a professional and slickness to even the seemingly most mundane information/presentation in an entertaining way (I have witnessed him as MC at many corporate events here at the vineyard from farmers to high end cars, geophysicists to charity events).

The ability to ‘read the crowd’ and adapt to any (and all) situations is a real ability and Richard instantly puts everyone at ease with his easy going but authoritative personality.

When clients are planning their wedding we are always asked to recommend not only entertainment but celebrants, photographers, videographers, cake makers, florists, beauty and hair technicians and all manner of other suppliers. We have absolutely no qualms in recommending Richard’s services as entertainer for events – in fact, Richard’s is the first name we recommend. I have been lucky to witness Richard’s incredible interpersonal skills first hand many times throughout some challenging issues such as bad weather or difficult circumstances that can arise at any event.

He has always kept his calm, dealt with the situation in a timely fashion and never once showed any stress or strain in even the most tempestuous of conditions – at a recent wedding for example, the skies opened and rain poured down but Richard kept the bridal party happy, all the guests entertained and even managed to acknowledge the staff in his closing speech before the dancing began, which showed his empathy and ability to look beyond the moment.

We at Tirohana Estate find often that as there are so many weddings in Martinborough that it can be difficult for clients to secure a celebrant for their wedding (there are several ceremonies in the region each and every weekend throughout the high season) and to have Richard be able to not only deliver the very best in entertainment for the reception but to actually conduct the ceremony would be priceless to us as a venue.

I am so confident of Richard’s skills that he was the only person I recommended to my sous chef and her fiancé for their upcoming wedding as an MC/DJ. This will be the second same sex marriage that we have hosted here at Tirohana Estate and Richard’s personality, his attention to detail and his caring and sensitive approach to our clients is second to none.

Richard is always well prepared, has a good knowledge of the clients and their family and friends (via funny anecdotes or emotional messages during the reception), works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that there is a smooth-running order and that the front of house and back of house work and communicate together to deliver a seamless event.

I firmly believe that the unique ability to tie the MC and entertainment element with the marriage celebrant would be a huge asset to Tirohana Estate as a venue (and all other venues that Richard attends) but also as a stand-alone service for those who want someone who is sincere, approachable, sensitive, professional and prepared.

Richard’s vast experience in the entertainment and hospitality industry is enhanced by his natural ability to connect with people on all levels and the talent of thinking outside the square and anticipating problems before they arise.

I wish Richard the very best in his pursuit of becoming a marriage celebrant and look forward to his conducting ceremonies here at Tirohana Estate in the very near future.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information.

Your sincerely,

Saranne James
General Manager
Tirohana Estate

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Getting Married

letter of marriage

Registering a Marriage outside Singapore
If your marriage is to be registered in Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia, a letter of non-impediment from the ROMM is required.
 
Letter of Non-Impediment
A letter of non-impediment is a document stating that the applicant, who is a Singaporean, is free to marry his proposed spouse who is either a Malaysian, Brunei Citizen or Indonesian.
 
Applying for a Letter of Non-Impediment
You can apply for a letter of non-impediment at the Registry in person (presence of the Wali with his valid NRIC or Passport for verification, is also required for female applicants). Application can be made as early as 3 months from the date of solemnization.

Please bring along with you the following original documents, where applicable. Documents that are not in English/Malay language must be accompanied with its certified translation in English.
 
SingaporeanIndonesian / Malaysian / Bruneian
1. Valid NRIC or Passport
  
2. Deed poll, if name differs from the name in the NRIC.
  
3. Divorce certificate, if divorced.
For computer generated divorce papers, please ensure that it is certified a true copy of the original by the issuing authority.
  
4. Death and marriage certificate of deceased spouse, if widowed.
  
5. Annulment certificate, if marriage is annulled.
  
6. Approval letter for polygamous marriage issued by the Kadi, if groom is married.
  
7. Conversion card issued by MUIS, where applicable. If conversion is contracted outside Singapore, the certificate should be duly endorsed by MUIS.
1.Photocopy of Identity Card and Passport
  
2.Photocopy of conversion card, where applicable.
 
Conditions apply to the following cases:
 
If the foreigner spouse-to-be is a work permit holder or ex work permit holder, you are advised to obtain prior approval to marry from Controller of Work Permits, Ministry of Manpower, before you register for marriage (please bring along the original letter of approval to marry from MOM when you are submitting your application at ROMM). The Registry shall not be liable for any consequences resulting from your failure to do so. For further enquiries, please contact the Work Permit Office. For application or information on eligibility to stay in Singapore after marriage, kindly check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
 
 Immigration
  & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)


  Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
  Address:  ICA Building
  10, Kallang Road
  (Next to Lavender MRT
   station)
  Singapore 208718

  Address:  1500 Bendemeer Road
  Singapore 339946
   Tel:  6391 6100   Tel:
  Email:
  6438 5122
  [email protected]
 
The Letter of Non-Impediment will be issued to you on the day of application, subject to the application fulfilling all the required conditions as stipulated by the Registry.
 
Fee Levied
The only fee that will be levied is the search fee, which is as per the current schedule. Click here for the current fee schedule.
 
If your marriage is to be registered in other countries besides Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia, and the country where the marriage will be registered requires a certification on your marriage record, you can apply for it through the online search service or at the Registry's self-help kiosk.
 
Note:
1.If your NRIC is lost and you do not have a valid passport, you are required to produce a letter from ICA stating your NRIC number, name, address and date of birth as recorded in your NRIC, affixed with your photograph and duly endorsed by ICA.
2.If you are between 18 to 20 years old, the presence of your parents or guardian is required with their valid NRIC or passport for verification and proof of adoption, if adopted.
3.For female applicants, if you have lost all contacts with your Wali or he is bedridden, in a rehabilitative institution or abroad, you are advised to come with your mother or immediate next of kin, whichever is applicable. Please have the following documents available for verification:
4.If the male or female applicant has lost all contacts with his/her parent/guardian, or he/she is bedridden, in a rehabilitative institution or abroad, he/she is advised to come with his/her immediate next of kin, whichever is applicable. Please have the following documents available for verification:
  • Valid NRIC or passport of groom’s/bride's next of kin
  • Rehabilitation visit card if his/her parent/guardian is in rehabilitative institution
  • Groom’s/bride's birth certificate if he/she has lost all contacts with his/her parent/guardian
  • A letter of consent (only applicable if groom/bride is below 21 years of age) from the groom’s/bride’s parent/guardian if he/she is abroad and is unable to be present for the registration due to extenuating circumstances. The groom’s/bride’s parent/guardian is to engage the service of and appear before a Notary Public (and Certified Interpreter, if applicable) to execute the consent (see requirements below). The Consent Document is to be handed over to ROMM on the day of VD/SD.

    STATEMENT OF PARENTAL/GUARDIAN CONSENT FOR THE MARRIAGE OF A MINOR

    Requirements
  1. Relationship between the consenting parties (either parents or legal guardian) and the minor
  2. Name, Identity No., Address and Signature of Consenting parties
  3. Name, Identity No., Birth Certificate No. and Date of Birth of Minor
  4. Name, Identity No./Passport No., Date of Birth and Address of Spouse-to-be
  5. Name, Licence No., Contact No., Business Address, Seal & Stamp of office and Signature of Notary Public
  6. Name, identity No., Contact No., Address, Language of Interpretation, Seal & Stamp and Signature of the Certified Interpreter (if applicable). Attach a Copy of the Certificate of Appointment.
  7. Date the document is executed.
5. Female applicant whose Wali cannot be present for the registration and solemnization in the country where the marriage will be registered due to extenuating circumstances and requires a letter of authorisation to be done at ROMM will need to provide ROMM with the name of the Kadi who will solemnise and register the marriage, maskahwin details, and the presence of 2 male Muslim witnesses above 21 years old.
 

Last Updated: 10 May 2019

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