If you were civil partnered before the law and want to upgrade it to a marriage you can do so. And it’s easy to do!
There are two types of conversion you can opt for.
1) The standard conversion
All you have to do is visit a register office and complete a declaration with details about you and your civil partnership.
On the day you will need:
- evidence of your name and date of birth (current passports or birth certificates)
- evidence of your address – recent Council Tax or utilities bill and an original civil partnership certificate
2) A two stage process
This is where you have the conversion followed by a ceremony.
Again you will require:
- evidence of date of birth, address and original partnership certificate
- plus organize a ceremony at a registry office, approved venues, religious buildings that are registered for the marriage of same sex couples.
The full fee for the conversion is £45.