Converting civil partnership to marriage
It is possible for same sex couples to have a civil marriage ceremony, or a religious or belief marriage ceremony where the religious or belief body has opted in to solemnising same sex marriage.
Certain civil partners can change their civil partnership to a marriage.
Civil partners who registered their civil partnership out with Scotland can have a ceremony in Scotland to change their civil partnership to a marriage.
If you do decide to change your civil partnership to marriage, there are two ways you can do this.
Without a ceremony
You can convert your civil partnership to a marriage at an appointment with your local registrar. You will be asked to bring your original civil partnership certificate and photo ID (passport or driving license). You will receive a marriage certificate at your appointment without a ceremony. There will be some paperwork to complete and you may find it useful to download the following documents:
- guidance on changing a civil partnership to a marriage
- application to change a civil partnership to a marriage
Further information can be found on the National Records of Scotland website.
Alternatively, you can change your civil partnership to marriage by having a civil, religious or belief ceremony.
More information on how to organise your ceremony can be found by visiting the National Records of Scotland website.