MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

SPECIAL MARRIAGE

Step 1 – Online Application:

Husband:

  • Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
  • Passport Photograph.
  • Indigene Letter/Letter of Identification from State of Origin (Nigerians only).
  • Sworn Affidavit of Bachelorhood from a Law Court/ Bachelorhood Certificate (if bachelor).
  • Affidavit of Marriage (if already married).
  • Evidence of Divorce - Decree 90 and Decree Absolute (if divorced).
  • Death certificate of Previous Wife (if a widower).
  • Evidence of Annulment from Court (if previous marriage was annulled).
  • Sworn Affidavit of Single with Child/Children (if single with child/children).
  • Data Page of International Passport (if living abroad).
  • Arrival Passport Stamp Page (if living abroad).
  • Residence Permit (if living abroad).

 *All these documents should be uploaded



Wife:

  • Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
  • Passport Photograph.
  • Indigene Letter/Letter of Identification from State of Origin (Nigerians only).
  • Sworn Affidavit of Spinsterhood from a Law Court/ Spinsterhood Certificate (if spinster).
  • Affidavit of Marriage (if already married).
  • Evidence of Divorce - Decree 90 and Decree Absolute (if divorced).
  • Death certificate of Previous Husband (if a widow).
  • Evidence of Annulment from Court (if previous marriage was annulled).
  • Sworn Affidavit of Single with Child/Children (if single with child/children).
  • Data Page of International Passport (if living abroad).
  • Arrival Passport Stamp Page (if living abroad).
  • Residence Permit (if living abroad).

  *All these documents should be uploaded

 

Step 2 – Oath Taking

  • Return to the Registry on the selected Date of Interview.
  • You are required to provide one witness each on the wedding day from both parties (please note it’s not genders specific).
  • You are expected to present 2 Rings (male and female) or a Bible/Quran as the case may be.

 

What to Wear:

  • Wedding Dresses and Suits.
  • Native Attire.
  • Corporate Ensemble.

(Please note that short sleeves, shorts and jeans are not allowed. And do not be late so you do not miss your time slot)

 


ORDINARY MARRIAGE:


Step 1 – Online Application


Husband:

  • Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
  • Passport Photograph.
  • Sworn Affidavit of Bachelorhood from a Law Court/ Bachelorhood Certificate (if bachelor).
  • Affidavit of Marriage (if already married).
  • Evidence of Divorce - Decree 90 and Decree Absolute (if divorced).
  • Death certificate of Previous Wife (if a widower).
  • Evidence of Annulment from Court (if previous marriage annulled).
  • Sworn Affidavit of Single with Child/Children (if single with child/children).

 *All these documents should be uploaded


Wife:

  • Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
  • Passport Photograph.
  • Sworn Affidavit of Spinsterhood from a Law Court/ Spinsterhood Certificate (if spinster).
  • Affidavit of Marriage (if already married).
  • Evidence of Divorce - Decree 90 and Decree Absolute (if divorced).
  • Death certificate of Previous Husband (if a widow).
  • Evidence of Annulment from Court (if previous marriage annulled).
  • Sworn Affidavit of Single with Child/Children (if single with child/children).

*All these documents should be uploaded

 

Step 2 – Oath Taking

  • Return to the Registry on your selected Date of Oath.
  • You are required to provide one witness each on the wedding day from both parties (please note it’s not gender specific).
  • You are expected to present 2 Rings (male and female) or a Bible/Quran as the case may be.

 

What to Wear:

  • Wedding Dresses and Suits.
  • Native Attire.
  • Corporate Ensemble.

(Please note that short sleeves, shorts and jeans are not allowed. And do not be late so you do not miss your time slot)

 


ATTESTATION OF MARITAL STATUS

  • Sworn Affidavit from a Law Court.
  • Passport photograph.
  • Means of Identification.

*Document should be uploaded


VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

  • Means of Identification.
  • Accreditation number of legal official that attested to the document (if you are a public notary).

*Document should be uploaded

 

 

CERTIFIED TRUE COPY OF DOCUMENTS

 

  • Full name of Husband and Wife.
  • Country of origin Husband and Wife.
  • State of origin of Husband and Wife.
  • Registry of Oath (the Registry oath was taken for the marriage).
  • Date Marriage was conducted.
  • Sworn Affidavit from a Law Court.
  • Receipt of Affidavit from Court.
  • Police Extract on Incidence of Loss or Theft.

*All these documents should be uploaded

 

 

CERTIFICATE RE-ISSUE           

 

If previously married at a Local Government Marriage Registry:

 

  • Passport Photograph of Husband and Wife.
  • Evidence of Marriage at LGA Marriage Registry.
  • Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age of Husband and Wife.
  • Witness Signature (2 witnesses).

*All these documents should be uploaded

 

In case of Loss of Marriage Certificate:

  • Husband Signature.
  • Wife Signature.

*All these documents should be uploaded

 

In case of Replacement of old certificate with the new secured certificate:


Husband:

  • Passport Photograph of Husband and Wife.
  • Affidavit of Marriage.
  • Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age of Husband and Wife.
  • Witness Signature (2 witnesses).

*All these documents should be uploaded

 

In case of other reasons:

  • Husband Signature.
  • Wife Signature.
  • Witness Signature (2 witnesses).

 *All these documents should be uploaded

 

PROHIBITED DEGREE OF RELATIONSHIP

A MAN MUST NOT MARRY HIS:

A WOMAN MUST NOT MARRY HER:

   

Mother

Father

Daughter

Son

Father’s Mother

Father’s Father

Son’s Daughter

Daughter’s Son

Sister

Brother

Wife’s Mother

Husband’s Father

Wife’s Daughter

Mother’s Husband

Father’s Wife

Daughter’s Husband

Father’s Father Wife

Daughter’s Daughter Husband

Wife’s Mother’s Mother

Husband’s Mother’s Father

Wife’s Daughter’s Daughter

Father’s Brother

Son’s son Wife

Sister’s Son

Wife’s Father’s Mother

Brother’s Son

Father’s Sister

Mother’s Brother

Mother’s Sister

Father’s Brother

Brother’s Daughter

Sister’s Son

Sister’s Daughter

Brother’s Son

 

We hereby certify that after reading the above Prohibited Degrees of Relationship, we believe that you understand which degrees of relationship are prohibited by law for couples intending to marry.