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Northern Ireland - Register a Civil Partnership

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  1. It is important that you check first the availability of your chosen date and time to register your civil partnership. Planning must be done well in advance to avoid any disappointment.
  2. You will need to have two persons, aged 16 years or over, to be present at your civil partnership registration to act as witnesses.
  3. Let the Registrar know if there is any changes in your plans or you decided to postpone your civil partnership registration.
  4. Choose a venue for your civil partnership registration, this can take place in a Registrars Office or at an approved place.
  5. Alternatively, if you wish to apply for a temporary approval for civil partnership registration at a place of your own choice, such as your own home, you should contact the Registrar of the District in which the civil partnership will be registered who will advise you about the fee and the application procedure.

District Registrars in Northern Ireland

Venues approved for civil marriages and civil partnerships - updated February 2013


Required Documents[edit]

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

General Register Office for Northern Ireland
Oxford House
49 - 55 Chichester Street

Phone number: 0300 200 7890
If calling from outside Northern Ireland: 028 9151 3101
Fax 028 9047 5746
Email address [email protected]

Contact details for councils in Northern Ireland



Any two persons, regardless of where they live, may enter into a civil partnership in Northern Ireland, provided that:

  • both persons are at least 16 years of age on the day of the civil partnership registration - persons over 16 years and under 18 years of age require parental consent
  • they are not related to one another in a way, which would prevent their civil partnership registration
  • they are unmarried or are not already in a civil partnership (any person who has already been married or in a civil partnership must produce documentary evidence that the previous marriage has been ended by death, divorce or annulment, or the previous civil partnership has been dissolved)
  • they are of the same sex
  • they are capable of understanding the nature of a civil partnership


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Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

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