Shropshire Council

Acceptable documents to support civil partnership conversions

1. The evidence which must be provided (evidence of name, address and date of birth of each of the civil partners) is as follows:

(a)    to establish name and date of birth, one of the following documents must be provided:

(i) United Kingdom birth certificate (together with another piece of evidence listed in this paragraph to establish current name, if changed since birth)
(ii) valid passport
(iii) valid EEA identity card
(iv) valid travel document issued in the United Kingdom at the discretion of the secretary of state to persons who have been formally and, in the view of the secretary of state, unreasonably, refused a passport by the authorities in their own countries and who have:

(aa) been granted limited leave to enter or remain or humanitarian protection on rejection of a claim for asylum or for recognition as a stateless person; or

(bb) been granted indefinite leave to remain

(v) valid travel document issued pursuant to Article 28 of the convention relating to the status of refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 1951(1)
(vi) valid travel document issued pursuant to Article 28 of the Stateless Convention
(vii) valid driving licence with photograph (full or provisional issued by the United   Kingdom, Isle of Man or Channel Islands)
(viii) valid HM Forces identity card issued by the United Kingdom
(ix) valid registration card within the meaning of section 26A(1) of the Immigration Act 1971(2)
(x) valid biometric immigration document within the meaning of section 5(1)(a) of the UK Borders Act 2007(3)
(xi) if none of the documents listed in (i) to (x) are available, such other document as the registrar general determines it is reasonable to accept in the particular circumstances of the case.

(b)       To establish address, one of the following documents must be provided:

(i) utility bill dated no more than three months before the date on which it is received by the superintendent registrar
(ii) bank or building society statement dated no more than one month before the date on which it is received by the superintendent registrar
(iii)  council tax bill dated no more than one year before the date on which it is received by the superintendent registrar
(iv) valid United Kingdom driving licence (full or provisional issued by the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Channel Islands) (whether or not it was also provided under paragraph (a))
(v) if none of the documents listed in (i) to (iv) are available, such other document as the registrar general determines it is reasonable to accept in the particular circumstances of the case.