Section 137: Formation of civil partnership by registration
256.This section provides that a civil partnership is created when both persons sign the completed civil partnership schedule before two witnesses and the registrar (all being present). The civil partnership schedule should then be signed by both witnesses and the registrar.
257.Subsection (4) provides that the registrar must record the civil partnership as soon as possible after the signing of the civil partnership schedule.
258.Subsection (5) states that no religious service is to be used when the civil partnership schedule is being signed.