A quick guide to registering a civil partnership
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into operation on 5 December 2005 and enables a same-sex couple to register as civil partners of each other.
A civil partnership can be registered in England and Wales in a register office or in approved premises. In order to register a civil partnership you must first give notice.
This section of the website has detailed information on the residential and other legal requirements for the giving of notice and the registration of civil partnership in England and Wales.