Submitting a civil partnership notice
By law both parties to a proposed civil partnership in Scotland are required to submit notice forms to the Registrar of the district in which the civil partnership is to be registered informing them of their intention to register a civil partnership.
Notice must be given in the 3 month period prior to the date of the intended civil partnership and no later than 29 days before that date.
You must each complete a civil partnership notice CP10 form. These are also available from any Registrar in Scotland.
Return the completed forms, to your Registrar, along with:
- The required documents, as listed in the Registering a civil partnership in Scotland RCP1
- A completed witness form
- Civil Partnership fees
Each person giving notice must sign the notice stating that the information on their notice form is correct. As a safeguard against bigamy, a further check is made by the National Records of Scotland.
The Registrar will publish details on the list of intended civil partnerships.