Hampshire Registration Service

Converting a Civil Partnership to a Marriage

Couples can now convert their Civil Partnership to marriage, this came into effect in December 2014


  • In Hampshire, couples will need to attend an appointment in person at Winchester, Fareham or Basingstoke register office

  • They will need to provide evidence of their identity, date of birth, address and civil partnership registration

  • The conversion will take place when the couple sign a declaration to confirm that they have not dissolved their civil partnership and confirming that they both wish to convert their civil partnership to a marriage. The conversion will then be registered and a marriage certificate issued (certificate fee £4)

  • The conversion can be completed via a simple private appointment (no fee if the Civil Partnership was formed before 29 March 2014), or a couple can choose to convert their Civil Partnership in 2 stages, the first stage being an application made at the appointment (fee of £27) and the second stage being completion of the process to include a ceremony on the same day or at a later date either at a register office or a venue licensed for Marriage and Civil Partnership. The conversion will then be registered and a marriage certificate issued.

  • Additional fees apply for a conversion ceremony.

Celebrate your conversion in Hampshire!

While there is no required statutory ceremony attached to the conversion process, our ceremony team at Hampshire Registration are proud to offer couples a conversion ceremony. The ceremony can take place at any venue licensed for Marriage or Civil Partnership or in any Register Office in England and Wales. We can advise and guide you through the process, please speak to one of our ceremony co-ordination teams during register office opening hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm).

Our Contact Centre (0300 555 1392 - call charges apply) is open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4pm. If you make contact outside register office opening hours, colleagues will take your details and ensure that one of the team returns your call the next working day.

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