Process of Applying for Replacement of Your Marriage certificate





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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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 as at the time of writing this.
  3. 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

7 Replies to “Process of Applying for Replacement of Your Marriage certificate

  1. I have always wondered if it was possible to get a marriage certificate and what the process could be, this post was helpful. I am saving it just in case I ever need it

  2. This article is quite helpful. I have been trying to replace a missing marriage certificate. I contacted the Federal Marriage Registry Ikoyi and I was informed that the fee has risen to ₦25,000 which I think is too outrageous.

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