Presence at your civil union ceremony

Whatever your situation, you must be present at your civil union ceremony. Proxy civil unions are prohibited in Québec. This means that you cannot give a close friend or relative a mandate to act in your place at the civil union ceremony.

As a result, you are the only person who, at the ceremony, can:

  • consent to the civil union, when asked by the officiant;
  • sign the declaration of civil union.

The officiant is required to verify your identity.  


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