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Civil Partnership Registrations

Castlereagh Registration Office

028 9244 7822

Lisburn Registration Office

028 9250 9262/3


Civil Partnership Registrations

Lisburn Registration Office at the Island Civic Centre, Lisburn

 

Step into the magnificent Lagan Valley Island complex, a truly magnificent venue.

 

From the moment you arrive the Registration Staff will help make your visit to Lagan Valley Island special.

 

The Lagan Valley Island complex, is situated on the banks of the River Lagan with easy access from the M1. This is a beautiful venue, with a range of exclusive sculptures, a fully restored canal with operating lock gates, secluded terrace, patio and garden areas.

 

Castlereagh Registration Office at the Civic Centre, Castlereagh

 

The Castlereagh Civic Centre is a beautiful setting for your special day. The building was opened in 2000 and is very modern in design with a spectacular rotunda incorporating stain glass to represent landmarks within the area. There are also beautiful gardens available for your photographs.

 

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Civil Partnership, according to the law of this country, is a relationship between two people of the same sex "Civil Partners", which is formed when they register as civil partners of each other.

 

Civil Partnerships may take place in the Registrar's Office or in an Approved Venue. (Please contact Registration Office for details of Approved Venues in the Area and Fees regarding this).

 

Who Can Enter Into a Civil Partnership?

 

Any two persons, regardless of where they live, may enter into a civil partnership in Northern Ireland provided that:-

  • Both Persons are at least 16 years of age on the day of the civil partnership registration. Persons over 16 years of age and under 18 years of age require parental consent.
  • They are not related to one another in a way, which would prevent their civil partnership registration.
  • They are unmarried or are not already in a civil partnership (any person who has already been married or in a civil partnership must produce documentary evidence that the previous marriage has been ended by death, divorce or annulment, or the previous civil partnership has been dissolved).
  • They are the same sex.
  • They are capable of understanding the nature of the civil partnership.

 

Booking Your Civil Partnership Registration

You may make a provisional booking by calling in person and filling in a form or emailing. Please note this will reserve the room and the registrar for that date and time until official notice is given.

 

Contact details to check availability and provisionally book:

 

Lisburn Registration Office – Tel: 028 9250 9262/3 to book the Registration Office at Lagan Valley Island, Island Civic Centre, Lisburn

 

Castlereagh Registration Office – Tel: 028 9244 7822 to book Registration Office at Castlereagh Civic Centre, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Castlereagh

 

You do not however have to initially make a provisional booking; you may just make a definite booking by completing the following:

 

How and When to Give Official Notice

Notice of Civil Partnership may be given within 12 months of the date of the Civil Partnership. Both partners must each complete a Notice Form and bring or send them to the Registration Office the Civil Partnership is to take place once within the 12 months, but preferably no later than 8/10 weeks before the date of the registration. Notice forms are available from any of the Northern Ireland Registration Offices or by downloading by clicking on this link

 

The fees should be accompanied with the Notice Forms and all required documents.

 

Once the Registration Office receives the two notice forms, fees and documents, the Notice takes effect from that date. Then, the earliest possible civil partnership registration would be 28 days later (depending on availability and circumstances).

 

Fees - Lisburn Registration Office

Wedding CeremonyWeekdaysSaturdaysStatutory/Public Holidays
Small Interview Room (max 2 guests)£80.00£206.00£260.00
Hawthorn Road (max 15 people)£120.00£246.00£410.00
Cherry Room (max 74 people)£140.00£266.00£410.00
Chestnut Suite (max 110 people)£175.00£301.00£410.00

Rooms

 

There are various rooms you may have your Civil Partnership Registration in within Lagan Valley Island, as above.  *Please note, rooms are not always available to see on a daily basis.

 

 

Fees - Castlereagh Registration Office

Wedding CeremonyWeekdaysSaturdays
Small Interview Room (max 2 guests)£80.00Not available
Committee Room (max 10 people)£120.00Not available
Function Suite (max 100 people)£225.00£383.00

(Committee Room only available Tuesdsay and Thursday at 12 noon)

 

 

Rooms

 

There are various rooms you may have your Civil Partnership Registration in Bradford Court, Castlereagh.  *Please note, rooms are not always available to see on a daily basis.

 

 

Essential Documents to be Produced

 

All documents must be originals i.e. not photocopies and if not in English, accompanied by a certified translation. These documents must be produced when giving notice. Failure to do so will mean postponement.

 

Identity

A Full Birth Certificate (Long Version) showing parents details.

 

Status

If you are a widow, widower or surviving civil partner, the death certificate of your former spouse or civil partner.

If divorced - a decree absolute or a dissolution of Civil Partnership Certificate. Please note a decree nisi is not acceptable.

If a woman has reverted back to maiden name - last marriage certificate must be produced.

 

Consent

If 16 or 17 years - Consent Forms are available from Registrar

 

Nationality

Passport or National Identity Card

If you are a non-EEA citizen, please read information NI Directs information on getting married in Northern Ireland for information and requirements here