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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Converting your Civil Partnership into a Marriage

You can convert your same-sex civil partnership into a marriage if, it was registered in England, Wales, overseas in a British Consulate or armed forces base (where the civil partnership was registered according to the laws of England and Wales) Under the provisions of the Marriage Act 2013.

The conversion process can be completed in one of two ways:

  • A simple administrative process at one of our four Register Offices 
  • A simple administrative process followed by a celebratory ceremony. Allowing you to celebrate with family and friends


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


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