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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.

This is how it works for you

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Here is some information from your municipality.

Notification of intended marriage/registered partnership

You make a number of choices when planning and registering your intention to enter a civil partnership. These choices relate to the type of ceremony and the venue. The costs depend on your wishes and the possibilities in the municipality of Zwolle.

Ceremony

The ceremony is the official part of entering your civil partnership. You can choose from:

  • no ceremony (free of charge);
  • ceremony.

If you choose an ceremony, you can choose who leads the ceremony. You can choose from:

  • wedding registrar from the municipality;
  • family member or acquaintance.

If you choose a wedding registrar from the municipality, a registrar from the municipality of Zwolle will contact you a few weeks before the planned date to introduce themselves and find out more about you and your partner.

Location of the ceremony

You can hold the ceremony to enter your civil partnership at various locations in the municipality of Zwolle. You can choose from:

  • a municipal building;
  • a location of your own choice.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zwolle

Last updated on 21 September 2022