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Immigration Applications => C - Getting the Paperwork Together => C - Home Affairs => Topic started by: janetb on March 19, 2008, 09:38:56 am

Title: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: janetb on March 19, 2008, 09:38:56 am
Hi everyone,

What is the difference between an Unabridged Marriage Certificate and a Vault Certificate?
And, do we really need both to emigrate? I have just looked at the marriage certificate issued when we were married - it doesnt say "Unabridged". BUT, cant we just use this certificate? Or wont our marriage be recognised under NZ law.... can anyone shed some light on this matter?

Thanks,
Janet
Title: Re: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: Amber on March 19, 2008, 09:42:32 am
Hi Janet
This has been discussed on a previous thread, but NZIS does ask for an Unabridged Marrage certificate as well as an unabridged birth certificate.  Some people have used their abridged certificate and be fine but I would get the unabridged ones so that there are no delays.
Amber
Title: Re: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: Nolan on March 19, 2008, 10:05:29 am
not too sure what the difference is , but you will need to apply for your unabridged marriage certificate
Title: Re: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: janetb on March 19, 2008, 10:12:25 am
Thanks!
Then I  think we will get the Unabridged Marriage Cert. Not sure what the Vault Cert is, but it doesnt sound like NZIS needs it  :)
Title: Re: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: hadenough on March 19, 2008, 10:45:51 am
I think the unabridged birth cert. has your parents names on it as well  O0
Title: Re: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: Nolan on March 19, 2008, 10:59:33 am
yes it does, maybe the vault certificate is when you have been married for 50 zillion years, then they archive your unabridged certificate ???
Title: Re: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: hadenough on March 19, 2008, 11:05:18 am
 :2funny: :2funny: That many years or when you FEEL asif it has been that many years? :2funny:
I always tell the people at work you should be able to take early retirement on the age you feel and not what is in your ID book! :P
Title: Re: Unabridged or Vault Certificates?
Post by: shandy on March 26, 2008, 04:42:07 pm
Applied for mine yesterday...a vault copy is a certified copy of the original register. What you need is an unabridged certificate which is for overseas purposes. :gl: