You'll need to do different things if you want to have your civil partnership:
- in England and Wales
- outside of England and Wales
England and Wales
When you want to have a civil partnership elsewhere in England and Wales, you need to prove there's no reason you cannot. You can get a document called a 'certificate of no impediment' from a Scottish registrar.
Speak to your local registrar to find out how to get this certificate.
Find out more about having a civil partnership in:
Outside of England and Wales
You'll need to follow the rules of the particular country you're planning to have your civil partnership in. You can find out information about this from the consulate (a representative of a country) or embassy of the country.
Check with the embassy, consulate or Citizen's Advice Bureau about whether your civil partnership will be recognised in the UK.