Civil partnerships

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Opposite sex civil partnerships

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. 

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.

Giving notice of civil partnership

Civil partnership certificates

How to order a certificate, how much it costs and how long it takes.

Civil partnership certificates

Civil partnership certificate correction

Mistake on a certificate? Don't worry, it's usually possible to correct it.

Civil partnership certificate correction

Convert a civil partnership into a marriage

How to do it and what it costs.

Convert a civil partnership into a marriage

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