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Civil Partnership Registration
Civil Partnership Registration in the Highlands of Scotland
In the Highlands there are a wide variety of suitable venues for civil partnership registration ceremonies. Several offices have ceremony suites, details of which can be found in the 'Related Information' section opposite.
Ceremonies may also be conducted at other locations, which have been approved for this purpose. A list of approved venues can also be found in the 'Related Information' section opposite.
Persons wishing to register a civil partnership in Scotland must submit civil partnership notice forms to the Registrar of the district in which the civil partnership registration is to take place.
Preliminaries to Civil Partnership Registration in Scotland
The forms (Forms CP10) that you are required to submit for Civil Partnership Registration in Scotland may be collected or sent to you from any Registration Office in Scotland. Alternatively the Civil Partnership Registration Notice form can be viewed and printed off together with the accompanying notes at the Registrar General for Scotland’s website (see 'External Links' opposite.) For information regarding fees and additional information required by the registrar see 'Current Documents' opposite.
The minimum period for lodging notice is 15 days before the date of your Civil Partnership Registration. The maximum period is three months. However, it is recommended that the notices be returned to the registration office of the district in which the Civil Partnership Registration is to take place, about four to six weeks before the date.
In addition to the Civil Partnership Registration notice forms, you should enclose:
- The appropriate fees (see 'Current Documents' opposite)
- Your birth certificates
- If you have been married or in a civil partnership before and the marriage or civil partnership has been dissolved or annulled, a decree of divorce or dissolution or annulment or a certified copy decree. A decree of divorce or dissolution granted outwith Scotland must be absolute or final - a decree nisi is not acceptable.
- If your spouse or civl partner is deceased, the death certificate of your former spouse or civil partner.
- If any of these documents is in a language other than English, a certified translation in English must also be provided.
- Additional information including details of the witnesses (see 'Current Documents' opposite)
Do not delay giving notice simply because you are waiting for any of the documents mentioned above to come to hand. The documents may be supplied later but it is critical that they are made available to the registrar before the marriage.
All certificates must be certified (not photocopies) and all documents will be returned to you. In most cases these forms, documents and fees will be handed personally to the registrar but arrangements can be made for postal delivery.
If you are not a British citizen or a national of an EEA country it is recommended that you contact the UK Border Agency, tel. no. 0870 606 7766, (see also 'External Links' opposite) for advice about entry requirements to the UK under the Immigration Rules for marriage and civil partnership.