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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.

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.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:
Informatie:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Registered partnership

How nice that you want to officially record your relationship with your partner in a registered partnership. Report this at least two weeks in advance to the municipality where you want to register the partnership. Do you want to register your partnership with the municipality of Hoeksche Waard? In the municipality of Hoeksche Waard, this special event can take place at various locations with the wedding official of your choice. Contact us to reserve a date. This can be done up to one year in advance.

It is important that:

-you and your partner are both 18 years or older;

-you and your partner are not married and do not have a registered partnership with anyone else.

Change adress If your address changes, you must inform your new municipality of residence.

Registering an intended civil partnership

You register your intended civil partnership with the municipality in which you wish to enter the civil 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 or at the town hall.

You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoeksche Waard

Visiting addresses

Sportlaan 22

3299XG Maasdam

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8:30 - 16:30
Thursday
13:00 - 20:00
Friday
8:30 - 12:00
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Stockholmplein 6

3291TP Strijen

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8:30 -12:00
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Weegje 1

3295CT 's Gravendeel

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Thursday
8:30 -11:30
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W. van Vlietstraat 6

3262GM Oud-Beijerland

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8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
8:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
8:30 - 17:00
Thursday
8:30 - 17:00
Friday
8:30 - 17:00
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Last updated on 21 September 2022