Find out how to convert your civil partnership to a marriage.
Couples in a civil partnership can change their partnership to a marriage at the register office.
The ‘conversion’ is a legal paper process with the option to have a celebratory ceremony.
You need to book an appointment and visit the register office to make a conversion. You will complete a declaration with details about you and your civil partnership.
You need to bring these documents to your appointment:
You can choose to say the declaration wording aloud to one another before signing the conversion document. Your marriage is then registered and a marriage certificate will be issued.
After signing the declaration you can hold a ceremony designed to suit you.
It can take place at the register office or at a venue where same sex couples can get married.
After the ceremony your marriage is registered and you'll get a marriage certificate. You can collect your marriage certificate from the register office or it's posted to you.
A standard conversion at the Register Office is £49.
If would like to have a conversion followed by a ceremony please contact us for details.