Opposite sex civil partnerships

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill, which received Royal Assent on 26 March 2019, allows for civil partnerships to be available to opposite sex couples. 

Notice of intention to form such a civil partnership is given in the same way as for marriages and same sex civil partnerships, with the same waiting period of 29 days before the formation can take place. 

Please note that a civil partnership does not require a ceremony, therefore you can choose the minimum legal requirement of signing the schedule in the presence of two qualified witnesses. If you wish to combine the signing with a full ceremony you will need to book a venue and registrars ahead of booking an appointment to give your legal notice of intention.

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