The marriage certificate is considered the most vital document of a marriage. It is to prove that a couple is legally wedded. A couple’s marriage certificate becomes a requirement when applying for a passport, Visa and opening a bank account after the wedding. In case of any marriage disputes the marriage certificate is considered as a very strong evidence of the wedding.
For women a marriage certificate is very important in the case of any marriage dispute since it provides valid evidence of the wedding. If an individual wishes to get a life insurance policy he/she must present his/her marriage certificate. The importance of that little document can not be over emphasized . Unfortunately ,sometimes this very important document gets misplaced by couples.
Are you one of the couples, who has found yourself in this dilemma and is wondering if there is a way out? The good news is yes, there is a way out. You can always get a Replacement at the Marriage Registry where your marriage was registered. Getting a replacement is quite easy, I will list out the process below:
- You will need to write an Application addressed to the Registrar requesting for a Replacement of your Marriage certificate . You will submit your application with the following documents;
- a) Police Report for loss of the certificate, b)A copy of the certificate, if you have any c)A valid means of Id, Drivers license , Nigeria international passport or Voters card. d)2passport photograph and finally e) N10,000
- After the submission with the above documents , you check back in a week time and your new Marriage certificate is ready.Always Remember it is advisable never to laminate your marriage certificate