"You don’t need an Indian status card issued from the government to work or study in the United States," says Lisa Charleyboy, "but that privilege won’t be there for my children, if I decided to marry a non-status man." (Thosh Collins) A common misconception of having a status card is that you are able to go work in the United States freely under the Jay Treaty, when in fact blood quantum is the verification factor when heading south of the border.A First Nations person can present approved identification alongside a letter from their band office proving that they are above the 50% quantum level to be eligible to have a Creation of Record so that they may eventually get a Green Card.Civil ceremonies are performed by Marriage Commissioners, who are appointed by the Director of Vital Statistics and a fee is charged for this type of ceremony.The religious representative or Marriage Commissioner who performs your wedding ceremony will also assist you in completing the necessary Marriage Registration Forms.(Thosh Collins) Lisa Charleyboy is a storyteller and a social media entrepreneur.She's been named by Huffington Post as one of three Aboriginal Millennials to watch, and has been selected as a Diverse City Fellow for 2013-2014.
To obtain a license you must apply in person to the marriage license issuer in the community in which you intend to get married.This is a document that can be used in the interim period to show that you are legally married.However, you should apply for your marriage certificate from the Director of Vital Statistics, again there is a fee for obtaining a marriage certificate and you should contact the Vital Statistics Office in order to find out the cost. Box 2703Whitehorse YK Y1A 2C6Phone: (867) 667-5207Toll free within Yukon: 1 800 661-04Fax: (867) 393-6486Marriages in Australia are conducted and registered in Australia in accordance with the Marriage Act 1961.You may also wish to contact the appropriate provincial vital statistics office for information on obtaining marriage certificates and applying for a marriage license.
A marriage license is required before getting married.
These are then sent to the Division of Vital Statistics where your marriage is registered and a legal record is kept.