Civil partnership

Simple signing

The Registrar will welcome you and your guests and explain what is about to happen. They will then ask you both to acknowledge the following legal declaration which may be read quietly or spoken aloud before signing the legal document (known as the schedule):

'I declare that I know of no legal reason why we may not register as each other's civil partner. I understand that on signing this document we will be forming a civil partnership with each other.'

Civil partnership standard ceremony

Civil partnership enhanced ceremony

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