(Forms, Registration and Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012
Made 20th March 2012
Coming into force 2nd
THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS, in pursuance of Articles 3(3), 3(6),
7(3), 7(5), 9(1), 9(3), 12(1), 12(3), 14(6), 15(2), 18(1), 18(2), 21,
22(3), 25 and 72 of the Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012, orders as follows –
In this Order “Law”
means the Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012.
for registration of civil partnership
of civil partnership shall be in the form set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1
and contain the particulars there referred to.
declaration required under Article 7(5)(b) of the Law in respect of a
proposed civil partnership to which paragraph 3 or 5 of Schedule 2 to
the Law applies shall be in the form set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1
and attested in the manner there specified.
licence shall be in the form set out in Part 3 of Schedule 1 and
contain the particulars there referred to.
certificate for the registration of a civil partnership outside Jersey issued
under Article 12 of the Law shall be in the form set out in Part 4 of
Schedule 1 and contain the particulars there referred to.
medical statement required under Article 15(2) of the Law in respect of
the civil partnership of an incapacitated person at the place where the person
is shall be in the form set out in Part 5 of Schedule 1.
of documents for recording and making returns of civil partnerships
The registrar of a parish, upon the presentation to the registrar of
a valid licence for the formation of a civil partnership in that parish, shall –
the particulars of the proposed civil partners in 3 civil partnership registration
documents, in identical manner, in the form set out in Part 1 of Schedule 2;
those documents available to the civil partnership registrar for the purposes
of recording the civil partnership and making a return to the Superintendent
of civil partnership records and returns
(1) A civil
partnership registrar shall, immediately after solemnizing a civil partnership,
complete the 3 civil partnership registration documents, provided to him
or her by the registrar under Article 3, in identical manner, and
containing the particulars referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 2.
of the 3 civil partnership registration documents shall be signed by the civil
partnership registrar, the parties to the civil partnership and 2 witnesses.
civil partnership registrar shall –
one of the completed civil partnership registration documents to the parties to
the civil partnership; and
the period of 72 hours following the solemnization of the civil
(i) in the case where
the civil partnership was solemnized on approved premises, deliver 1 of the civil
partnership registration documents to the proprietor or trustee of those
(ii) in every case,
deliver 1 of the civil partnership registration documents to the registrar of
the parish in which the civil partnership was solemnized.
of civil partnership
registrar required by Article 18(2) of the Law to register the particulars
of a civil partnership shall, as soon as is practicable, enter in the civil
partnership register held by the registrar, in the form set out Part 2 of Schedule 2,
the particulars of the civil partnership contained in the civil partnership registration
document delivered to the registrar under Article 4(3)(b)(ii).
entry made in a civil partnership register shall be in consecutive date order
from the beginning to the end of the book.
returns of civil partnerships to Superintendent Registrar
the end of each quarter, each registrar shall deliver to the Superintendent
Registrar 1 of the civil partnership registration documents completed in
accordance with Article 4 in respect of each civil partnership formed
during that quarter that has been entered in the civil partnership register
kept by the registrar or, if no civil partnership has been so entered during
that quarter, a certificate of that fact under the registrar’s hand in
such form as the Superintendent Registrar may prescribe.
Superintendent Registrar shall –
and, so often as may be necessary, have bound the documents delivered to the
Superintendent Registrar under paragraph (1); and
indexes made thereto which shall be kept in the Superintendent
of civil partnership register and other documents
Any person who, by virtue of the person’s office, is required
by this Order to keep a civil partnership register or other documents shall, on
ceasing to hold office, deliver up such books and documents to the person’s
of error in register
the Minister or the Inferior Number of the Royal Court granting permission for the
correction of an error other than a clerical error in any book or register kept
under the Law, the Superintendent Registrar shall make the correction in the
margin of both the original entry and the document kept under this Order and
there enter the date the permission is granted, the date the correction is made
and the Superintendent Registrar’s signature.
being notified of a clerical error, the Superintendent Registrar shall make the
correction in the margin of both the original entry and the document kept under
this Order and there enter the date the correction is made and the
Superintendent Registrar’s signature.
Registers kept under Article 18 of the Law must conform to the
following specifications –
shall be of durable material;
heads of information required to be known and registered in relation to civil
partnerships shall be printed on each side of every page of the register;
page of the register and every place of entry in it shall be numbered
progressively from the beginning to the end, beginning with the number one; and
entry shall be divided from the following entry by a printed line.
Schedule 3 shall have effect to set the fees payable under the
provisions of the Law there mentioned.
11 Citation and commencement
This Order may be cited as the Civil Partnership (Forms,
Registration and Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012 and shall come into force on
2nd April 2012.
senator b.i. le marquand
Minister for Home Affairs