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Converting a civil partnership to a marriage

Couples who formed a civil partnership in England and Wales can convert their civil partnership to a marriage.

There are two ways to convert a civil partnership to a marriage:

Simple conversion

This involves attending an appointment at any registration office and signing a declaration. Your marriage is then registered and marriage certificates can be issued.

You will both need to provide:

  • evidence of your name and date of birth (passport or birth certificate)
  • address (utility bill or driving licence)
  • your civil partnership certificate

Cost

It costs £45 to convert a civil partnership to a marriage.

Each copy of the marriage certificate costs £4 if ordered before the conversion and £10 afterwards.

Conversion followed by a ceremony

There are two stages to this. The first involves attending an appointment at a registration office and providing the information for the declaration.

You will both need to provide:

  • evidence of your name and date of birth (passport or birth certificate)
  • address (utility bill or driving licence)
  • your civil partnership certificate

This is then followed by a ceremony at one of the following locations:

  • register office/ceremony room
  • venue approved for civil marriages
  • religious buildings that are registered for the marriage of same sex couples
  • premises where a ceremony according to the Jewish faith of the Society of Friends is to immediately follow the conversion

For more information, or to book an appointment please contact us.

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