List of Federal Marriage Registry address location in Nigeria and how to register

List of Federal Marriage Registry address location in Nigeria and how to register

 

List of Federal Marriage Registry address location in Nigeria and how to register- Do you want to know the list of registered federal marriage registries in Nigeria and their address location? If yes, continue reading as we cover address location, How to register a marriage in Nigeria , Marriage requirements and prohibited Degree of relationship.

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Interior has unveiled seven{7} marriage registries. The ministry has been given the responsibility to grant licenses to qualified places of worship as well as LGAs that compiled with the provisions of the Act (Sections 4(2) & (5) of the Marriage Act)

The Federal Marriage Registry is authorized by the Ministry of interior as the only tier of government permitted by the constitution to regulate and conduct marriages because the formation of statutory marriages was within the exclusive legislative list as such they have the right as regulatory body for the conduct of statutory marriages and the issuance of marriage certificates.

Various marriage services are carried out here for all couples. This includes; the Registration of Ordinary and Special marriages, the issuance and re-issue of secured Federal marriage certificates, booking of marriage date, change of venue, application for certified true copy of document, place of worship licensing, and many other services

In this post will shall discuss the address location and names of the authorized marriage registry from 11 states in Nigeria and requirements

 

Also read: Federal Marriage Registry: How to register for Ikoyi and others Marriage Registry

 

1. Federal Marriage Registry Abuja, FCT marriage registry.

Address location: 28, Borno Street Area 10, Garki Abuja, FCT.

For other enquiries on services and support please call customer care at +234 (0) 700 009 9999.

 

2. Federal Marriage Registry Benin City, Edo State.

Address Location: 11A Gapiona Avenue, Off Benoni Road, GRA, Benin City, Edo State
customer care at +234 (0) 700 009 9999.

 

3. Federal Marriage Registry Owerri, Imo State.

Address Location: NO 12, Bishop S.I Nwaogu Crescent Adjacent Owerri Sport Club, New Owerri, Owerri- Imo State, Nigeria

 

4. Federal Marriage Registry Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Address Located: NO. 40 Railway Close, D/Line, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

 

 

5. Federal Marriage Registry Ministry of interior in Kano, Kano State.

Address Location: 31 TY, Danjuma Street, Hotoro GRA, Off Shehu Kazaure Road, Kano

 

6. Federal Marriage Registry Ministry of interior in Jos, Plateau State

Address location: 74 David Jonah Jang Way, Off PRTV Roundabout, Opposite St. Finbarr’s Parish, Rayfield, Jos.

 

7. Federal Marriage Registry Ministry of interior in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Address Location: Kingsway Rd, LAGOS,

 

 

How to register a marriage in Nigeria

Step 1 Online Registration

1.To register for marriage in Nigeria, applicant need to visit online portal : ecitibiz.interior.gov.ng

2 Click the marriage column to Become legally Married and recognized and obtain a Federal Marriage Certificate.

3. Tap New User Registration
4, Enter all you information

Requirement for Husband:

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 from a Law Court/ Bachelorhood Certificate (if bachelor).

5.Affidavit of Marriage (if already married).
6.Evidence of Divorce – Decree 90 and Decree Absolute (if divorced).
7.Death certificate of Previous Wife (if a widower).
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).

 

Requirement for Wife:

a. Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
b.Passport Photograph.
c.Indigene Letter/Letter of Identification from State of Origin (Nigerians only).
d.Sworn Affidavit of Spinsterhood from a Law Court/ Spinsterhood Certificate (if spinster).
e.Affidavit of Marriage (if already married).

f.Evidence of Divorce – Decree 90 and Decree Absolute (if divorced).
g.Death certificate of Previous Husband (if a widow).
h.Evidence of Annulment from Court (if previous marriage was annulled).
i.Sworn Affidavit of Single with Child/Children (if single with child/children).
j.Data Page of International Passport (if living abroad).
k. Arrival Passport Stamp Page (if living abroad).
l. Residence Permit (if living abroad).

Please note: All these documents should be uploaded online and submit

 

Step 2. Oath Taking

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

 

What to Wear:

1.Wedding Dresses and Suits.
2. Native Attire.
3.Corporate Ensemble.

 

 

prohibited Degree of relationship in Nigeria

A MAN MUST NOT MARRY HIS

Mother
Father’s Mother
Daughter
Son’s Daughter
Sister
Wife’s Mother
Wife’s Daughter
Father’s Wife
Father’s Father Wife
Wife’s Mother’s Mother
Wife’s Daughter’s Daughter
Son’s son Wife
Wife’s Father’s Mother
Father’s Sister
Mother’s Sister
Brother’s Daughter
Sister’s Daughter

A WOMAN MUST NOT MARRY HER:

 

Father
Brother’s Son
Sister’s Son
Father’s Brother
Mother’s Brother
Brother’s Son
Sister’s Son
Father’s Brother
Husband’s Mother’s Father
Daughter’s Daughter Husband
Daughter’s Husband
Mother’s Husband
Husband’s Father
Brother
Daughter’s Son
Father’s Father
Son

CERTIFICATE RE-ISSUE

 

If previously married at a Local Government Marriage Registry you need to provide the following documents

 

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

In case of Loss of Marriage Certificate:

Husband Signature.
Wife Signature.

All these documents should be uploaded