Partnership booklet

The partnership booklet is a memento of a beautiful day. It contains a copy of the certificate of unmarried partnership.

If you request a partnership booklet in advance, you will be presented with it during the ceremony. The civil registrar and the witnesses place their signatures in it.

If you request a partnership booklet after the ceremony, the signatures of the witnesses and the civil registrar will not be in it.


    Your unmarried partnership was registered in The Hague.

    Partnership registered abroad?

    Did you have your unmarried partnership registered abroad and would you like a Dutch partnership booklet? This is possible only if you have your foreign partnership registered with the Registry Office of the Municipality of The Hague. The condition is that 1 of the partners has Dutch nationality.


    Apply for a marriage or partnership booklet


    • If you are ordering a standard partnership booklet in advance (when you notify the municipality of your intention of a partnership), you will get this during the ceremony.
    • A standard partnership booklet costs € 13.80.
    • If you would like a partnership booklet with a more luxurious cover, you pay € 32.
    • A duplicate copy of the standard partnership booklet costs € 13.80; a duplicate copy of the more luxurious version costs € 32.

      You will also need to pay postage costs. After you have applied you will receive an email with the invoice.

      These are the rates for 2020.

      How long does it take?

      15 working days.


        Your own birth name will always be printed in your partnership booklet. Would you like the municipality to address you by another name after your partnership registration, for example by the name of your partner? Go to Indicate your new surname.