The first stage of the process of converting a civil partnership into a marriage takes place at the York Register Office. The second stage of the process is the ceremony.

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

Conversion of civil partnership into a marriage ceremony

Ceremonies at York Register Office or any approved venue can be arranged to convert your civil partnership into a marriage.

Cost of converting a civil partnership into a marriage

See Register Office fees for details of costs relating to the first stage and to the ceremony.

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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