Can I convert a civil partnership to a marriage?

It is possible to convert a civil partnership into a marriage in England and Wales (there are different rules for Scotland, and currently it is not possible to do this in Northern Ireland). You can convert your civil partnership into a marriage either at a register office, or local registration office.

You can also convert the partnership into a marriage following a ceremony, but it is important to know that the ceremony has to be conducted on religious or approved premises and at a registered venue.

There is a fee of £4 for a marriage certificate and £45 to convert your civil partnership. If you conduct a ceremony, you will also have to pay £27 for an appointment as well.

You will need to sign a “conversion into marriage” declaration, and will also need your original civil partnership certificate and identification documents as well.

For more information, go to www.gov.uk/convert-civil-partnership