A conversion followed by a ceremony
There are 2 stages to this type of conversion. The first part is where you will both attend an appointment at any register office or registration service point, and complete a declaration with details about you and your civil partner. The documents that you will need are:
- evidence of your name and date of birth - current passports or birth certificates
- evidence of your address - recent council tax or utilities bill or recent bank statement
- an original civil partnership certificate
The signing of the declaration can then be followed by a ceremony at venues where same sex couples are able to marry.
Following the ceremony your marriage is registered, and a marriage certificate can then be issued. Your marriage certificate can either be collected or posted. There is a charge of £4 for each marriage certificate ordered before the conversion.
If you are in a civil partnership and are considering converting this to a marriage, please contact the register office for more guidance and information.