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 Epe: Registering a civil partnership
You will make a number of choices when planning to enter into a civil partnership. And in advance of the date, you will need to register your intended civil partnership with the municipality. You will decide what type of ceremony you want to have, and will choose the venue. The costs involved depend on your wishes and the options available in the municipality of Epe.
The ceremony is the official part of entering into your civil partnership. You can choose to have:
- no ceremony (free of charge);
- a simple ceremony;
- an elaborate ceremony.
If you choose an elaborate ceremony, you can choose who conducts the ceremony. You can choose:
- a municipal wedding registrar;
- a family member or acquaintance.
If you choose a municipal wedding registrar, a registrar from the municipality of Epe will contact you a few weeks before the planned date to introduce themselves and find out more about you and your partner.
Do you want a family member, friend or acquaintance to conduct the ceremony? If so, you must contact the municipality yourself.
8160 AP Epe
You can hold the ceremony to enter into your civil partnership at various locations in the municipality of Epe. You can choose:
- a municipal building;
- a venue of your own choice.
If you want to hold the ceremony at a venue of your choice, contact the municipality.
8160 AP Epe
Registering an intended civil partnership
You register your intended civil partnership with the municipality in which you wish to enter into the civil partnership. You will need to provide your own details as well as the details of your partner and your witnesses. This can be done up to 2 weeks before the date of the event. You can do it online or at the town hall.
Register online via:
Make an appointment via:
- no ceremony: free of charge
- simple ceremony: € 84,00
- elaborate ceremony: € 141,00
You pay a fee to apply to enter into a civil partnership. For more information, contact the municipality via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact details are not yet available for your municipality.
Questions about this topic?
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