Civil partnership registration and ceremonies

Civil partnerships for foreign nationals

Bromley welcomes civil partnerships from all nationalities, provided the couple have obtained the necessary legal permissions. Bromley, along with Bexley, Richmond, and Sutton, do not have register offices designated to carry out legal preliminaries for persons subject to immigration control wishing to enter into a civil partnership.


As long as eligibility is satisfied and notice is given, a couple can enter into a civil partnership anywhere in the UK, including non designated register offices. So,  it is possible for foreign nationals to enter into a civil partnership in Bromley.

Notice of marriage

The requirements forgiving notice of civil partnership may differ for couples subject to immigration control, who may have their notice period extended to 70 days from 28 days. The fee of £35, which is non refundable, will vary according to your immigration status.

Further information

The following persons are not subject to immigration control so will give their notice in the district where they live, as at present:

  • British Citizens;
  • European Economic Area (E.E.A) nationals;
  • members of visiting forces from NATO;
  • members of visiting forces from commonwealth countries; and 
  • diplomats.

If you are unsure as to how the new rules affect you, please contact us.

Bromley Registration Service

Department: London Borough of Bromley Following the latest Government announcement regarding the Covid-19 Global Pandemic, the Bromley Register Office has suspended all registration services with the exception of death registrations that will be done by telephone.


Tel: 0300 303 8667 - Option 1

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH