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Civil Partnership Conversion

Couples who have formed a Civil Partnership have the option to convert this to a Marriage.

 

The fee for a conversion is currently £45.00, and you can request a new marriage certificate at the time and this will be forwarded to you later, once the full conversion process has been completed.  Each certificate costs £4 if ordered at the time of the appointment and will show the date of marriage as the original Civil Partnership date. The Registrar can talk you through the process when you call to book, alternatively you can e-mail us for more information (contact details below). 

 

We will ask to see original documents to show your details including names, date of birth, addresses and your existing Civil Partnership certificate.

 

The conversion process is administrative in nature and does not require a ceremony, guests or witnesses however celebratory ceremonies are available at an additional cost. Any couple, regardless of how long they have been in a Civil Partnership may choose to celebrate their conversion. A celebratory ceremony can provide you with a unique opportunity to recognise and celebrate your relationship and typically will include vows and re-dedication or giving of new rings.  As the ceremony has no legal status it can be highly personalised ensuring that it is unique and meaningful for each couple.

 

Please call to speak to a registrar on 01234 718 028 or e-mail civil.registration@bedford.gov.uk for more information.

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