A celebrant asks:

I have a question about sighting ID when the Celebrant and marrying couple are in different states. 

I have a number of family and friends in other states that have asked me to perform their ceremonies for them, which is super exciting. The question I have is, how do you manage the sighting of the ID in these cases? 

What do you guys do in this instance? 

I ask people from interstate or overseas to email me a scan or photo of their ID when they email me their NOIM, so I can make sure there are no problems with it. Then I get them to bring the originals to the rehearsal or the wedding so I can sight the real ones! Easy as that. Don’t overthink it 🙂

I’ve previously written about this issue from a slightly different angle when I’ve talked about the process for Prospective Marriage Visas.