Convert a civil partnership into a marriage

Conversion of civil partnership into marriage

Temporary relocation of York Register Office

See details of the temporary relocation of York Register Office happening between 7 January 2018 and 9 March 2018.

Contact York Register Office to convert your civil partnership into a marriage by signing a declaration.

You’ll need:

  • your original civil partnership certificate
  • some proof of identification and address

Converting a civil partnership into a marriage costs £45.00 and marriage certificates cost £4.00 at the time of the conversion, after that certificates increase in price.

Converting a civil partnership into a marriage with a ceremony

Ceremonies at York Register Office or any approved venue can be arranged to convert your civil partnership into a marriage. The first stage of the process takes place at the York Register Office and costs £27.00. The fee second stage of the process (the ceremony) is £225.00 if it happens at York Register Office, or £250.00 at an approved venue.

Please make postal orders payable to 'City of York Council' or pay by telephone using your debit or credit card (terms and conditions apply). We do not accept cheques.

Civil partnerships that cannot be converted into a marriage

If you formed a civil partnership (or equivalent relationship) outside England and Wales (for example abroad or in Scotland or Northern Ireland) you can't convert these into a marriage at York Register Office. You should seek legal advice on the options open to you. Further information is available via GOV.UK.

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