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Civil Union in New Jersey

How do you get one?


In order to get a civil union in New Jersey a few criteria must be met. They are as follows:

  • Both partners must be at least 18 years old.
  • Both partners must be of the same gender.
  • Neither partner is in a marriage, civil union or another domestic partnership. If they were at one time it must be dissolved. (Domestic Partnerships must have been dissolved at least 180 days prior to registering for your new domestic partnership.) It is ok if you are in a domestic partnership with the person you are applying with in regard to a civil union.
  • If you meet the above requirements, you're not too far off from getting a civil union in New Jersey.



    You're just a few steps away from have your civil union in New Jersey being registerd. Here is what comes next:

    • You can apply for your civil union license in either New Jersey municipality that you and your partner reside in. Your license is valid throughout the entire state!
    • Things you will need to bring when you are applying:
    • - any documentation that proves your are divorced or had a civil union or previous domestic partnership dissolved. If this applies, of course. (If former spouse is deceased, you MUST bring their death certificate.)

      - a copy of your drivers license, birth certificate, passport or state i.d.

      - proof of residency

      - social security card or social security number

      - a witness, who is 18 years or older

      - and finally, you're $28 application fee

    • There is now a 72-hour waiting period before your license is issued.
    • Your license is valid for 6 months unless you have been given special permission to have it extended.
    • PERFORM YOUR CIVIL UNION CEREMONY AND CELEBRATE!
    • Congrats!!! Don't forget to notify Gay-Marriage-Guide.Com of your gay or lesbian civil union that takes place in the lovely state of New Jersey. We love happy stories from states that "MAKE SENSE!"

      Oh and one more thing...please remember to check out our New Jersey Gay Attorneys page to help you with all of the necessities that our federal government won't help you with because they haven't legalized gay marriage yet.

      Gay-Marriage-Guide.Com Reminds You:
      Support States that Support Same-Sex Commitments

      Think about having your honeymoon in New Jersey. There are many awesome beaches and casinos for you to visit.



      Legal Disclaimer

      We here at Gay-Marriage-Guide.com provide this legal information as a service to the public. It is not to be considered legal advice. We make no claims that the information is complete nor current. Please seek legal counsel for complete, current legal advice.

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