- Marriage is registered at a local public registry or the marriage registry usually found at every local government secretariat
- The intending couple files a Letter of Marriage Intention and pays of a fee of Naira 2,000.
- A person under 18 years of age, who wishes to register a marriage, is required to present a letter of consent from his or her parents.
- The registry will display the Letter of Marriage Intention for 21 days on a public notice board.
- Provided that no objection to the intended marriage is made during the 21 day period, a couple may then register their marriage.
- Birth certificates or official documents showing the ages of the couple are required together with the results of HIV and genotype tests.
- A divorcee must produce a divorce certificate, while a widow or a widower is required to present the death certificate of the late spouse.
- A marriage registrar may witness the exchange of oaths by the couple.
(H/T Australian High Commission. Beautifully simple.)