Same-sex couples can convert their civil partnership into a marriage as long their civil partnership took place in England or Wales. Opposite-sex couples are not able to convert their civil partnership to a marriage, as the choice of either a marriage or civil partnership was available to them at the time of their ceremony.
The conversion process can be completed in one of two ways. A simple administrative process at one of our four Register Offices, or you can choose to celebrate with family and friends with a bespoke celebration ceremony.
Whatever you decide you will both required to attend an appointment at the Register Office to complete the necessary paperwork and provide:
• Your original civil partnership certificate
• Proof of identity
• Proof of address
|Administrative process no ceremony||£45|
|Administrative process with ceremony||£27 (admin fee) + £350 (ceremony)|
In addition to the fees above, marriage certificates cost £11 each.
Your marriage certificates will be dated from the date your civil partnership was formed.
To book your civil partnership conversion call us on 0345 60 80 198
To arrange your ceremony you will need to share some personal information with us.
Please refer to our Privacy Notice for details about how and why we use your data