Domestic Partnership - Definition

A Domestic Partner is defined as a person of the same or opposite sex who:

  • Shares your permanent residence
  • Has resided with you for no less than one year
  • Is no less than 18 years old
  • Is not a blood relative any closer that would prohibit legal marriage
  • Has signed jointly with you, a notarized affidavit which can be made available upon request
  • If financially interdependent proof must be provided to FAES for the following arrangements:
    • common ownership or lease of residence
    • joint bank/credit account