Convert a civil partnership into a marriage

Following the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, you can now convert your civil partnership into a marriage.

A simple conversion can take place at any of our main registration offices, or you can have a celebration and a ceremony at one of our approved venues on the Celebrate in Essex site.

You’ll need to book an appointment at the register office to sign a conversion into marriage declaration.

You’ll need to bring:

  • your original civil partnership certificate
  • proof of identity

It costs:

  • £11 for a marriage certificate
  • £45 to convert your civil partnership
  • £27 for an appointment, if you have a ceremony

Book a ceremony

Email: registration@essex.gov.uk
Phone: 0345 603 7632

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