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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Conversion of Civil Partnership and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Conversion of Civil Partnership and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which come into force on 4 May 2021, amend the Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 and the Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Fees) Regulations 2016.

Of particular note, Regulation 2 amends the 2014 Regulations, which establish the procedures for converting an England and Wales same-sex civil partnership (and certain other same-sex civil partnerships) into a marriage. These procedures include the signing of a conversion declaration and the registration of details in the conversion register. Regulation 2(2) and (3)(a) to (d) and (f) makes changes to the information that must be provided by the parties and recorded by the superintendent registrar on the conversion declaration. Regulation 2(4) to (6) makes consequential amendments. Regulation 3 is a related transitional provision. Its effect is that where the parties have already complied, before 4 May 2021, with the requirements in force at that time to provide information to a superintendent registrar, they do not need to have complied with the amended information requirements before being able to convert their civil partnership to a marriage.

For the 2021 Regulations, click here.

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