Civil Partnership Ceremony
Civil partnerships are now available to both mixed and same sex couples. Our registrars can preside over your Civil Partnership ceremony all over Aberdeenshire, from the top of a mountain to a more traditional ceremony venue.
Once you have decided on a date and venue for your Civil Partnership ceremony, you should contact the appropriate Registration Office as soon as possible to book the services of a registrar. We will be delighted to offer you advice and assistance with any aspect of your Civil Partnership ceremony.
You will be required to complete and submit civil partnership notice form (CP10’s) (pdf 741KB) and a witness and celebrant information sheet (pdf 128KB), no more than 3 months and no less than 29 clear days prior to the date of your Civil Partnership.
Information on further documentation you will have to submit can be found in the leaflet registering a civil partnership in Scotland (RCP1)(pdf 123KB). A Civil Partnership is purely secular and therefore no religious content is permitted.
If you are coming to Scotland for your Civil Partnership and you are subject to immigration control, it is advisable to check the Registrar General's advice to reduce the risk of civil partnership tourists running into visa problems at the ports when they arrive.
Converting Civil Partnership to Marriage
With the implementation of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 2014 on 16th December 2014, couples who have been joined in Civil Partnership may now change this status to Marriage. This can take the form of an administrative procedure, or a full ceremony. Please contact your local Registrar who will be delighted to assist you with either option. A full explanation of the requirements in carrying this out can be found on the National Records of Scotland website.
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