Opposite sex civil partnerships
We are now taking bookings for civil partnerships for opposite sex couples.
The Civil Partnerships (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, which extend eligibility for forming civil partnerships to opposite sex couples, were approved in Parliament and made on 5 November 2019. The regulations will come into force on 2 December 2019.
We can now take bookings for couples to give notice of intent to form a civil partnership from 2 December 2019 which will allow the first opposite sex civil partnerships under the standard procedure to be formed from 31 December 2019.
Please note a civil partnership does not require a ceremony therefore you can sign the schedule in front of two qualified witnesses. Of course, you do have the option to combine the signing with a full ceremony.
Giving notice of civil partnership
You will need to give 'notice of intent' when a couple is forming a civil partnership at a register office or at an approved venue. This notice needs to be given in person at least 28 days before the civil partnership and can be given up to one year in advance.
Civil partnership certificates
How to order a certificate, how much it costs and how long it takes.
Civil partnership certificate correction
Mistake on a certificate? Don't worry, it's usually possible to correct it.
Convert a civil partnership into a marriage
How to do it and what it costs.