The Civil Union Law of 2015 (184(Ι)/2015) entered into force on the 9/12/2015.
The purpose of the Civil Union Law (hereinafter referred to as the “Law”), in accordance with Article 3 of the Law, is to regulate the terms and legal effects of a Cohabitation Policy for the parties both during and after its expiration.
The conditions for concluding a Civil Union are provided in Article 5 of the Law. Failure to comply with the conditions may result to a void or annullable Civil Union within the meaning of the Law.
The main condition in order to conclude a Civil Union in accordance with the provisions of the Law, it is required the free consent of the persons who intend to enter into (Article 5 (1) of the Law).
The main responsibility for the conclusion of the Civil Union is attributed to the Registrar who is the District Officer.
The proceedings take place exclusively by prior appointment at the district of residence of one of the persons concerned or, in case the persons concerned do not permanently reside in Cyprus, at the district of their free choice, with the presence of two witnesses.