Civil Partnership Ceremony
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.
Aberdeenshire Council can offer ceremonies in one of our Registration Offices or at a venue of your choosing.
You will be required to complete and submit Civil Partnership Notice Forms (CP10) and an additional information sheet, 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). 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 is available here:
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