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Convert your civil partnership into a marriage

Civil partners who formed their civil partnership in England or Wales can now convert their partnership into a marriage.

The conversion is an administrative process which takes about 30 minutes and can be completed at any Register Office in England and Wales.

When the civil partnership has been converted into a marriage the civil partnership ends and the couple is treated as having been married since the date the civil partnership was formed.
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Click to expandBooking an appointment

Please call 0113 222 4408 to book your appointment. All appointments are at:

The Register Office
2 Great George Street
Leeds
LS2 8BA

Please arrive on time for your appointment as we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.

Please see our opening times for further information.

At the appointment you will both need to sign a conversion declaration confirming that you have not dissolved your Civil Partnership and wish to convert it into a marriage. Please note that as there is no need for witnesses to attend the appointment and guests are not permitted.​

Click to expandDocuments you must provide

You must produce evidence of your name, date of birth, address and your original civil partnership certificate. Please use our giving notice checklist for acceptable documents. You will also need to provide details of your father’s name and occupation.​​

Click to expandOptional ceremony

Although you will initially need to attend at a Register Office to present your documents you can choose to delay the signing of the declaration and include this as part of a separate ceremony either in Leeds or in any district in England and Wales.

If you would like a ceremony, this can be held at Leeds Town Hall or at any of our licensed venues. We will discuss this with you when you contact us to arrange your conversion. Please see our Licensed venues for the full list.

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Click to expandFees

The fee to convert a civil partnership to a marriage is £49. This includes one copy of your marriage certificate​.

On completion of the conversion procedure you will be able to buy copies of your marriage certificate for £4 each on the day of registration. A separate fee is payable by all couples for an optional ceremony. Please see our Registrar fees for further details.

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