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Civil partnership: Justification

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

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In Germany, the provisions for marriage apply accordingly to the establishment of a registered civil partnership.

Since October 1, 2017, no new civil partnerships have been established in Germany on the basis of the Act on the Introduction of the Right to Marriage for Persons of the Same Sex of July 20, 2017.

In the case of an existing civil partnership, the registrar will continue to issue a civil partnership certificate upon request.

To find out whether same-sex civil partnerships can be established abroad, please contact the relevant foreign authorities or the respective diplomatic mission abroad.

Civil partnerships entered into abroad remain valid as such under German law. They can be subsequently notarized in Germany upon application. Civil partners have the option of entering into a marriage in Germany without the foreign civil partnership having been dissolved beforehand.


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In Germany, the provisions for marriage apply accordingly to the establishment of a registered civil partnership.

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The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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