Opposite sex civil partnerships
Derbyshire Registration Service can now take or confirm bookings for couples to give notice from 2 December 2019 which will allow the first opposite-sex civil partnerships under the standard procedure to be formed from 31 December 2019.
To form a civil partnership couples must be:
- 16 or over
- not already married or in a civil partnership
- not closely related
If you're under 18 you'll need your parents or guardians permission to get married or form a civil partnership in England or Wales.
You must give notice of your intention to form a civil partnership in the local authority area where you reside.
If you and your partner live in different local authority areas, you'll have to give notice in each area.
If you wish, you can register your partnership without a ceremony. A ceremony is not a requirement of the legal process of forming a civil partnership. However, we'd be delighted to offer you a ceremony to accompany and enhance the formation.
There are special procedures when either partner is a non-European Economic Area (EEA) national who is subject to immigration control.
For advice please contact your local register office or additional information on this process can be obtained from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in the Home Office, tel: 0870 606 7766.