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Getting a licence for civil partnership

​How to get a licence for civil partnership

Once you’ve decided on the date you would like to have your civil partnership ceremony in the Register Office or in other approved premises, you should go to the Register Office to make a booking.  

If you don’t live in Jersey, you should write to the Superintendent Registrar preferably by email.  

Documents needed to get a licence for civil partnership

To get a licence for civil partnership, you and your partner will each need to provide the following documents:

  • your full birth certificate, which must include your parents’ details 
  • your divorce Decree Absolute, if you have been married before; or your decree of dissolution of civil partnership if you have previously been in a civil partnership
  • the death certificate of your late spouse or civil partner, if you have been widowed or your civil partner has died
  • change of name documents if applicable
  • translations into English if any of the above documents is in a language other than English or French

All these documents must be originals or certified copies issued by a Register Office or court (photocopies, scans or certificates which have been laminated are not acceptable).  If your birth was registered in England and Wales, you can apply to get a replacement online.

Order a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate on the GOV.UK website​

All documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by an officially certified English translation (ie the Superintendent Registrar needs to see both the original document and the translation).  If you’ve changed your name by deed poll or statutory declaration, you must bring that document.

Costs of civil partnerships

Approved premises may have extra charges. All fees and charges are subject to regular increases.

​Cost if notice is given in person​Cost if notice is given by post
​Civil partnership ceremony in the register office; total fees depending on the time of the ceremony​£260 to £360:

£70 notice
£130 to £230 licence
£60 certificate
​£390 to £490:

£130 booking fee
£70 notice
£130 to £230 licence 
£60 certificate
​Civil partnership ceremony in other approved premises; extra charges may apply​£275 to £295:

£70 notice
£145 to £165 licence
£60 certificate
​£405 to £425:

£130 booking fee
£70 notice 
£145 to £165 licence 
£60 certificate 

How to pay

Cheques should be made payable to 'The Treasurer of the States' and be in pounds sterling drawn on a British bank.

Fees are levied at each stage of arranging your civil partnership ceremony and can not be paid in advance.  

The Superintendent Registrar has no means of refunding a notice or licence fee if something were to happen to your arrangements.​ 

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