Getting Married and Civil Partnership Registration
We’re delighted you're planning to get married or register your partnership! You can pre-book the date for your wedding or civil partnership registration as early as 12 months in advance. Make sure you get informed about the legal formalities early enough.
In order to get married or register a civil partnership, both future spouses / partners have to be at least 18 years old and capable of judgement.
You will need to present various documents and fill in paperwork beforehand. Please allow plenty of notice to contact the civil registry office at your place of residence.
All information on our website apply to both marriage and civil partnership registrations. The procedure is the same except that for the registration of civil partnerships no witnesses are required. You are welcome to have witnesses at the civil partnership registration; however, it is not mandatory.
You can pre-book the date for your wedding or civil partnership registration as early as 12 months in advance (provisional booking). For the final confirmation of the date, the legal formalities have to be completed at least one month before the ceremony. Otherwise the provisional booking will be cancelled.
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Order a civil partnership or marriage certificate
You got married or registered your civil partnership in the city of Zurich and want to order a certificate? You can do so quickly and easily at the online service desk (in German).