Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

Why are many couples so aimed at getting married at Ikoyi Registry? They have their reasons, one of which is the reputation of the facility. Let’s show a short guide on tying the knot at Ikoyi Registry and all the requirements.

Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

Why Ikoyi Registry?

In Nigeria, there are two main Federal Registries that deal with marriages. One of them is located in Abuja, and the other one has an office in Lagos. Both these facilities operate under the charge of the Ministry of Interior of Nigeria.

Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

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Why is it so popular? Well, this must be due to the reputation this facility. It operates through weekdays and can help young couples in a whole range of matters connected to the ceremony. The activities that take place there involve obtaining an Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate, swearing oaths, marriage ceremonies, and consultations of practically any sort.

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The schedule of activities that take place here is as follows: Tuesdays are devoted to oath swearing while the rest of weekdays are given to handling the ceremonies. Mondays and Saturdays are also available for contracting your marriage but it will cost you additional money. If you are not a resident of Lagos, don't worry: the entire southern area can register here.

Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

If you are Nigerian, you can marry a non-Nigerian and be registered here. As well, a non-Nigerian can marry another non-Nigerian and be registered here, too, It’s another feature that determines the popularity of this place.

A short guide on how to tie the knot at Ikoyi Registry

Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

Now, let’s find out how a couple can get registered by the Ikoyi Registry.

The first step towards the long-desired registration of marriage includes working with forms.

  • First of all, you need to obtain and fill out a special form that’s called NOTICE OF MARRIAGE. In this form, you need to write in bold first names of both the future spouses and write with underlining both the last names. It’s also necessary to attach one passport of each future spouse. (The submission of this form costs a certain sum of money that’s stipulated by the Registry)
  • Return the forms to the Registry (filled out completely) within 21 days since the obtaining date. Then, you will receive a set of other forms that are called AFFIDAVIT ON APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE. You are supposed to submit the form with birth certificates of both the future spouses. In case there’s no birth certificate, a declaration of age will also do.
  • After this form, you will have to fill out the next one that’s known as the CERTIFICATE OF BACHELORHOOD for men or the CERTIFICATE OF SPINSTERHOOD for women. In case this is not the first marriage for one of the future spouses (or both of them), these certificates are replaced with their previous affidavits of marriage.
  • In case one or both the future spouses have children born in their previous marriages, it’s necessary to provide an affidavit that states the number of children. (The submission of the certificate of bachelorhood/spinsterhood costs a certain sum of money that’s stipulated by the Registry)
  • Then, when all the forms are filled, you will be told the date when you and your future spouse will be interviewed

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Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

Ikoyi Registry marriage costs equate to something about N31,000. However, to find out the exact amount of money you will need and other details, try to turn directly to the Registry. If you are looking for an Ikoyi marriage Registry website, check out their Facebook page.

Now, let’s move to the next step, which is meant to specify certain requirements regarding your marriage.

  • You need to inform the registry of the date for the wedding you would prefer
  • You need to have two witnesses on either side (the gender is not specified, you can invite anybody from your friends)
  • You need to provide two wedding rings (male and female) and a Bible or Quran (depending on your faith)

You need to remember that dressing for the wedding is very important. However, you are not allowed to wear just what you like if you want to tie the knot at Ikoyi Registry. You are allowed to wear the following:

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  • Wedding dresses and suits
  • Native wedding attire for both men and women
  • Jeans, shorts, short sleeves are NOT ALLOWED here

How to get Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate for non-Nigerians?

Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot

If one of the couple is not a Nigerian or both are non-Nigerians, requirements with clothes are the same. The difference is only in the step with forms and the documents that you will need to provide.

  • You will need to obtain and fill out the form called PARTICULAR FOR SPECIAL MARRIAGE LICENSE. This form will include a lot of information and data on each of your couple. It’s necessary because one or both of you are not citizens of the country and the officials need to know more about the people they are registering.
  • Then, you will need to write applications (one per a spouse written by each of your couple separately) for a special wedding license.
  • The Nigerian party of your couple will need to provide a birth certificate or another proof of age issued by the National Population Commission
  • The non-Nigerian party of your couple will need to provide scanned copies of their international passport (the entry page with a stamp is very important)
  • Each of the couple will need to provide one recent passport
  • The Nigerian party of your couple will need to provide a letter of identification or a certificate from the state he or she originates from
  • If neither of your couple has been previously married, each of you will need to provide the sworn certificate of their bachelorhood or spinsterhood. These documents should be issued by a law court. It should be evident from the documents that you have paid a prescribed fee

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Ikoyi Registry marriage certificate: comprehensive guide on how to tie the knot
  • In case one or both of you have been married before, it will be necessary to provide an affidavit of marriage or an affidavit of being single with/without a child/children. The document should be issued by the law court or another legal facility. It should be evident from the document that you have paid the prescribed fee
  • You will need to pay and provide the evidence of payment of a prescribed fee

All the documents that are first required in the form including photocopies should be with you on the day you are interviewed. Here it is! After all the procedures, you can finally be married and live happily ever after!

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Adrianna Simwa (Lifestyle writer) Adrianna Simwa is a content writer at Legit.ng where she has worked since mid-2022. She has written for many periodicals on a variety of subjects, including news, celebrities, and lifestyle, for more than three years. She has worked for The Hoth, The Standard Group and Triple P Media. Adrianna graduated from Nairobi University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 2020. In 2023, Simwa finished the AFP course on Digital Investigation Techniques. You can reach her through her email: adriannasimwa@gmail.com

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