Registering a civil partnership in the Netherlands
Do you want to form a civil partnership? If so, you must first notify the municipality. You must do this at least 2 weeks and a maximum of 1 year before you want to form the civil partnership.
The registration of a civil partnership is subject to a number of conditions (in Dutch), such as:
- you must be at least 18 years of age;
- you cannot enter into a civil partnership with someone who is already married or in a civil partnership
- you cannot be related to one other, e.g. grandparent, grandchild, parent, child or sibling.
Do you want to enter a civil partnership in the Netherlands with a foreign citizen? There are other conditions that must be met.
For more information on registering a civil partnership, visit your municipality’s website.
Also check what you need to take into account if you decide to marry or form a civil partnership.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Doetinchem: Registering a civil partnership
While plannen and signing up for a civil partnership you will make a number of choice. These choice will at least include the ceremony and location. The costd of this depends on your wishes and what is possible in the municipality of Doetinchem.
The ceremony is the official part of your civil partnership. You can choose between the following options:
- no ceremony (free);
- a simple ceremony (possible from 1 January 2023);
- an elaborate ceremony.
If you choose for an elaborate ceremony, you can decide who will lead the ceremony. You can choose between:
- wedding officiant from the municipality;
- a family member or acquaintance.
If you choose for an officiant from the municipality, they will contact you a number of weeks before the ceremony's planned date to get to know you and your partner.
In case you want a family member or acquaintance to become a temporary wedding officiant you will have to contact the municipality yourself. Phone number: 0031 314 377 377.
You can choose for several locations for your ceremony within the municipality of Doetinchem. You can decide between:
- a location of the municipality;
- your own location.
If you want to use your own location, you will have to contact the municipality.
Phone number: 0031 314 377 377
- a valid identity document for you and your partner;
- a copy of the identity documents of your witnesses.
If you are from outside the Netherlands, the municipality will need additional information. Contact the municipality to provide that information.
Phone number: (0314) 377 377
7000 HA Doetinchem
Registering an intended civil partnership
You will have to register your intended civil partnership with the municipality in which you wish to enter the partnership. Provide the details of yourself, your partner and your witnesses. This can be done up to 2 weeks before the ceremony date. You can do it online (email@example.com) or at the town hall: Raadhuisstraat 2, 7001 EW Doetinchem.
- no ceremony: free of charge
- simple ceremony: € 133.
- elaborate ceremony: € 427,35.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Doetinchem