Renew your celebrant registration
Once you're registered as a celebrant, you need to renew your registration each year.
Check if you're registered
You can check if you are currently registered at any time.
Your central contact must renew your registration at the end of each year.
The organisation needs to pay $30 to renew your registration as an organisation celebrant.
At the end of each year, the Registrar-General will email to ask if you want to keep being a celebrant.
The email will have a link to renew your registration online.
If you haven't been emailed by November, contact Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Freephone: 0800 22 52 52 (NZ only)
Keep your details up to date
You need to keep you details up to date so the Registrar-General sends your reminder to the right email address.
Make sure you have a verified RealMe identity
You need a verified RealMe identity to renew your registration online. If you don't have a verified RealMe identity, you need to get one before the Registrar-General emails you in October about renewing your registration. It may take around 2 weeks before your RealMe identity is verified.
What it costs
When you renew your registration you'll need to pay the fee using a credit or debit card. It costs $60 to renew your registration as an independent celebrant. You only pay 1 fee if you want to renew your registration as both a marriage celebrant and a civil union celebrant.