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Civil partnership: justification
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Since 1 October 2017, civil partnerships have no longer 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 20 July 2017.
In the case of an existing civil partnership, the registrar continues to issue a civil partnership certificate upon application.
Please inquire at the competent foreign authorities or the respective foreign mission whether same-sex civil partnerships can be established abroad.
Civil partnerships concluded abroad remain valid as such under German law. Upon request, they can be certified retrospectively in Germany. Life partners have the opportunity to marry in Germany without the foreign civil partnership having been dissolved beforehand.
- § 1 Civil Partnership Act (LPartG),
- § 1353 BGB
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