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Let’s face it, the new BDM online registration system implementation has not had the smoothest roll-out in the history of tech roll-outs. It’s certainly not a particularly intuitive, user-friendly system, and I’m disappointed at the number of issues with it. However I also know BDM are working really hard to rectify the issues as soon as possible.

To help those of you who are struggling with how on earth to use this new system (because the user guide and video tutorial aren’t exactly useful either), I’ve put together a step by step video that takes you through registering a new marriage from beginning to end, including how to print your documents from the system and how to upload them so you can submit the marriage.

Remember, we no longer post our marriage documentation to BDM. We just upload scanned copies of all documents, and save on postage charges!

You can purchase the video and its transcript here:

$20.00 – Purchase BDM RIO video Includes 0% tax