The officiant must submit a notice of civil union to the registrar of civil status by completing the form Application for publication of for a dispensation from publication of a notice of marriage or civil union available on the website of the registrar of civil status.

The officiant must ensure that the notice of publication is posted on the website 20 days before the date of the civil union.

However, in some cases, the registrar of civil status may grant a dispensation from publication.

From January 1, 2018, notices of marriage and notices of civil union must be published on the website of the registrar of civil status for 20 days before the date fixed for the solemnization.

During a six-month transitional period ending on July 1, 2018, publications made under the old rules are accepted for marriages and civil unions solemnized no later than July 1, 2018.

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