Enter the names exactly as they should appear on the certificate. This includes capitalisation (e.g. capital for the first letter).
In most cases the names should be the same as on the birth certificate or passport.
When you provide a person's occupation, choose one from the list.
A person's occupation might not be the same as their job title:
- 'Occupation' is a broad term for a type of work
- 'Job titles' are created by business for their staff. These may be unique and often change. The list cannot contain all possible job titles.
If the list does not have an exact match, choose the most relevant occupation.
If a party is waiting on a divorce when you initially fill out the form, enter ‘Married pending divorce’.
Remember to update the marital status before you submit the form to BDM.
Proof of identity
You don’t need to supply scans of IDs. All we need is the numbers entered into the form.