By law you have to give a notice of your civil partnership. Each person is legally responsible for giving his/her notice of civil partnership, in person, to the Superintendent Registrar of the district in which they have resided, for at least 7 days, prior to giving notice. It is not possible for one party to give both notices. There is a standard fee for this. The law provides for civil partnership to take place in any district and on any day of the week.
How much notice do we need to give?
The maximum period of notice would be 12 months. The minimum period of notice would be 16 days.
How do we arrange to give a notice of civil partnership and what do we need to produce?
Telephone or call in at the office for an appointment to give notice of civil partnership. You will be required to bring with you:
The current fee (the office will advise you what this is);
A current passport or birth certificate;
If you are divorced we will require proof of your divorce (the stamped decree absolute);
If you are a widow or widower we will need to see a certified copy of your former spouse's death certificate;
If you have been through any form of civil partnership in this or any other country proof of how that partnership ended
If you have changed your name by deed poll or statutory declaration we will need to see those documents;
A document stating your current address.
Please telephone us for an appointment to give your notice of civil partnership.
Copy civil partnership certificates
A certified copy may be obtained by writing to the Register Office or calling in personally. There is a fee for each certificate issued, cheques and postal orders are made payable to Bury Council. Please contact us for information on current fees.
To obtain a civil partnership certificate you will need to provide us with the following information:
Date of civil partnership
Place of civil partnership,
Full names of parties at time of civil partnership,
The addresses of both the parties at the time of the civil partnership.
Please note that if the address can not be provided then an extract copy of the certificate will be produced at the same fee.