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Letter of no record of marriage in Queensland

We maintain all records of marriages that have taken place and have been registered in Queensland by a registered celebrant (civil or religious).

If you plan to get married overseas you may need to provide evidence that you are not currently married in the state where you lived before going overseas. Check with the consulate of the country before you go, to see if you need a letter of no record of marriage in Queensland—may also be called single status, a no impediment to marriage or no record of marriage.

If your registered celebrant or the country where you plan to get married asks you for a letter of no record of marriage, you can apply to us.

You should also check with the country where you plan to get married if an apostille stamp is needed.

Fill in the no record of marriage application form

The letter you get from us will say that we have searched our Queensland marriage records using details you give us—your full name, date of birth and period of years to searched—and it will include the results of our search.

You will need to tell us the search details in your completed application form. The type of searches done are from either:

  • when you turn 16 years old to present
  • if you are divorced—from the date of your divorce to present
  • if your previous spouse passed away—from their date of death to present
  • if you have moved to live in Queensland—from the date you moved to Queensland to present.

The letter is an official document which will have the official seal and signature of the Registrar-General.

Documents you will need to provide

You must be able to provide proof of ID and supporting documents if you have previously changed your name—such as deed poll document, or change of name certificate.

In addition, if you have been married before you must be able to provide supporting documents to show you are no longer married—such as evidence of divorce or a death certificate.

How to apply

To apply for a letter of no record of marriage in Queensland, you need to:

  1. Complete, download and print the completed no record of marriage application form.
  2. Attach your certified proof of ID documents.
  3. Attach the correct certified supporting documents, if required.
  4. Visit a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person to certify your proof of ID and supporting documents.
  5. Sign the applicant's section of the application form.
  6. Pay the application fee.
  7. Submit your application form and certified documents to us by post or at a counter.

By post

Post your completed application form with certified documents to:

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
PO Box 15188
CITY EAST QLD 4002

In person

Visit any of the following locations with the completed application form and your original proof of ID and supporting documents:

Pay the fee

You will need to work out the total cost of your order and make sure to pay the correct amount.
You can pay:

  • at the counter
    • by EFTPOS or credit card
    • with cash
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order
  • through the mail
    • by credit card
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order.

Make cheques and money orders payable to 'Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages'.

We do not accept personal cheques.

Application fees

Item Cost
Search fee (per name) $23.30 under 1 name

Postage fees

Standard postage is included in the price when you order a certificate to be sent by mail.

You can request to have your certificate posted by express or registered post for a fee.

ItemCost
Express post $6.10
Registered mail $4.90
International registered post $15.90

Fill in the no record of marriage application form

Contact us

Email bdm-mail@justice.qld.gov.au, we reply to online enquiries within 2 business days.

Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
International +61 7 3405 0985 (+10 hours UTC)

(Phone lines open Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm)

*Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

Get the PDF application form

If you are unable to complete the application form online, you can use the PDF application form and apply by post or in person.

Get the no record of marriage in Queensland application form

Last updated
4 August 2017
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