How A Foreigner Can Obtain a Marriage License In Nigeria

How A Foreigner Can Obtain a Marriage License In Nigeria

October 29, 2020

A special marriage is a marriage either between a non-Nigerian and a Nigerian citizen or between two Non-Nigerians resident in Nigeria.

For legally binding special marriages conducted in Nigeria between one Nigerian citizen and a foreigner or between two foreigners resident in Nigeria, an application must be made to the Marriage Registry. This application can be done either manually at the Registry office or through the Registry’s online portal.

A certified Marriage certificate is issued by the Registry after all procedures and payments have been duly fulfilled by the applicants.

List of requirements for Special Marriage application;

  1. Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
  2. Passport photograph.
  3. Indigene Letter/Letter of Identification from State of Origin (Nigerians only).
  4. Sworn affidavit of Bachelorhood/Spinsterhood from a law court/ Bachelorhood/Spinsterhood Certificate (If bachelor/Spinster).
  5. Affidavit of Marriage (If already married).
  6. Evidence of Divorce – Decree 90 and Decree Absolute (If Divorced).
  7. Death certificate of Previous Wife/Husband (If a Widower/Widow).
  8. Evidence of Annulment from Court (If previous marriage was annulled).
  9. Sworn Affidavit of Single with Child/Children (if single with child/children)
  10. Data Page of International Passport (if living abroad)
  11. Arrival Passport Stamp Page (if living abroad)
  12. Residence Permit (if living abroad)

After the above documents are submitted at the registry office or uploaded online, payment is made for the application and the 7 days notice period starts counting. After the 7 working days notice period, the applicants can then return to the Registry on the selected date of interview.

The couple is required to provide one witness each from both of them on the wedding day (Please note that witnesses are not gender specific). The couple is also required to provide two (2 ) rings (male and female) or a bible/Quran as the case may be.

The following are acceptable forms of dressing for the wedding:

  1. wedding dresses and suits.
  2. Native Attire.
  3. Corporate Ensemble.

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