I want to change my Civil Partnership into a Marriage. How do I go about it?

I want to change my Civil Partnership into a Marriage. How do I go about it?

There is some paperwork to be completed, and you will need to book a place, date and time.  You may find it useful to download the following documents.

(Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)): Get Acrobat Reader

Are you subject to immigration controls?

If you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland such as, for example, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States etc., and you intend to visit Scotland to get married or to register a civil partnership, then you will need an entry clearance.  You should check the information which is available on the GOV.UK website.

If you are just visiting Scotland to change your civil partnership registered in Scotland to a marriage, you do not need entry clearance but will need to provide evidence to show that you are in an existing civil partnership when you enter the UK.

If you have any questions, contact the Home Office’s UK Visas and Immigration Contact Centre (Tel no:  0300 123 2241).

Registrars have a statutory duty to report any marriage they suspect has been registered for the sole purpose of evading statutory immigration controls.