Both people entering into a civil partnership must complete and submit a civil partnership
notice application form, along with the required documents and the appropriate fee.
This form should be submitted to the registrar for the district you want to register
your civil partnership in.
You must submit your notices at least 29 days before the registration. This gives
the registrar time to satisfy himself that you are free to register a civil partnership.
You may have to postpone your registration if the form is submitted late.
Notices should be with the registrar 8 weeks before the registration. If either
of you has been married or in a civil partnership before, the notices should be
with the registrar 10 weeks before.
In exceptional circumstances, the Registrar General will allow a civil partnership
to take place if 29 days' notice has not been given.
Only one person needs to appear to hand in the civil partnership notice, but the
registrar may ask you to attend to finalise the registration arrangements.
The registrar will ask to see a valid passport or other documents as evidence of your
nationality and proof or residency.
You should also provide the names and address of two witnesses who must be aged 16
years or over.
You can download the relevant forms below:
- Civil Partnership Notice application form
- Witnesses to a Civil Partnership Registration in Scotland
A Declaration of Immigration Status should also be completed by anyone who is not British, Swiss or an EEA National:
- Declaration of Immigration Status