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Domestic Partnership Ceremony

Introduction
Fee
Requirements
Procedure
Required Types of Identification

Introduction

A Domestic Partnership Ceremony is an optional service intended to afford Domestic Partners a level of celebration and dignity commensurate with the commitment between the partners.   

Fee

The fee for a Domestic Partnership Ceremony is $25 payable by credit card or money order payable to the City Clerk.

Requirements

Any couple that is registered as a Domestic Partnership in the City of New York may request a Domestic Partnership Ceremony.  No witness is required to attend the Domestic Partnership Ceremony.  There is no waiting period for a Domestic Partnership Ceremony.

Procedure

  • Any couple that is registered as a Domestic Partnership in the City of New York may request a Domestic Partnership Ceremony so long as the City Clerk has proof of the registration in its database.
  • Any couple that is not registered as a Domestic Partnership may request a Domestic Partnership Ceremony upon completion of the Domestic Partnership registration process .
  • Each partner must present an acceptable form of identification.
  • The couple will receive a souvenir Domestic Partnership Ceremony Certificate at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Required Types of Identification

Acceptable forms of identification for the Domestic Partnership Ceremony are:

  • Valid driver license or non-driver identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (from the United States or any of its territories)
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Official School Record
  • United States Immigration Card
  • Employee Identification Card  
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