Register offices and approved venues A civil partnership can be formed in England and Wales at a register office or at any other approved venue, including hotels, stately homes and…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: July 17, 2006
What are the rules for who can form a civil partnership?
There is no legal requirement for either partner to change their surname upon entering into a civil partnership, though most couples will probably want to share the same surname.
They can choose to either:
*The civil partnership certificate provides the necessary documentary evidence of the change of surname. By sending the civil partnership certificate to all concerned, the person’s documents and records will be changed to show the new surname.
If a female couple wish to change their title from Ms or Miss to Mrs., this can also be done by Deed Poll.
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