The Civil Union Law of 2015 entered into force with its publication in the Official Government Gazette on 09/12/2015. The law introduces the institution of the Civil Union in the Cypriot legal system. The main responsibility in regards to the contracting of Civil Unions is attributed to the Registrar who is the District Officer.
A Civil Union can be contracted before the Registrar of the district of residence of one of the persons concerned and in the presence of two witnesses. A duly completed and signed “Form of Civil Union” should be submitted accompanied by an ID or passport, an affidavit and a Non-Impediment Certificate. The fee is 90 EURO.
The following documents intend to inform the public on the content of the law and the procedures it establishes.