Converting your civil partnership into a marriage

You can convert your civil partnership to marriage.

This applies if your civil partnership was registered in England and Wales, or overseas in a consulate or armed forces base (where the civil partnership was registered according to the laws of England and Wales).

 The process for conversion

  • You must both attend in person, by appointment, at a register office in England or Wales. This does not have to be the register office where you registered your civil partnership. Therefore you are more than welcome to have your conversion here at Trafford register office.
  • You will need proof of your civil partnership along with proof of identity.
  • Both parties must sign a declaration stating that they have not dissolved their civil partnership and they want to convert it to a marriage.
  • The conversion will be registered and a certificate of conversion issued.

The full fee for conversion will be £45.00 plus £4.00 for any certificates required.

You will not be required to pay the fee if:

  • You registered your civil partnership before 29 March 2014 (this was before you had the opportunity to marry), you will not have to pay this fee if you choose to register the conversion between 10 December 2014 and 9 December 2015.
  • You registered your civil partnership after 29 March 2014, or plan to register one in the future and choose to convert it to a marriage at a later date.
  • You register your conversion after 9 December 2014, even if you registered your civil partnership before 29 March 2014.

To make an appointment, please contact Trafford Register office on:

0161 912 3026 or email registrars@trafford.gov.uk

Commemorative Ceremony

There is no legal requirement to have a ceremony when you register the conversion, however if you would like to commemorate the event with a ceremony we are more than happy to accommodate this. The fees (including VAT) for a non-statutory service are:

Sale Town Hall dates and fees
 Sale Town Hall
 
 Monday to Thursday  £175.00
 Friday & Saturday  £200.00
Approved premises days and fees
 Approved Premises
 
 Monday to Thursday £190.00 
 Friday & Saturday  £220.00
 Sunday & Bank Holidays £250.00