How to Apply for Marriage Re-Certification in Nigeria

Apply for Marriage Re-Certification in Nigeria by yourself

  • To apply for marriage re-certification in person, applicants must visit the Ministry of Interior Citizenship or the closest Registrar of marriage Registry. Contact information and address are listed on the following link
  • Visit the office to pick up an application for marriage re-certification through the department responsible.
  • Complete the application with pertinent information within the sections. Sign it after you have completed it.
  • Once you’ve completed filling out an application for admission, be sure you’ve attached all the required documents on the “Required Documents” section on this page.
  • Then, you can submit the form in person to the appropriate authority and submit it to The Ministry of Interior Citizenship office. It is also possible to forward your application to the Director of the Marriage Registry near you (Find the address under the “Office Address and contact details” area).
  • If your application is accepted or denied, a notification will be sent to your registered telephone number and email address.

Documents Required For Marriage Re-Certification

The following documents need to be uploaded in order to get the marriage certificate renewed:

  • Copies of Marriage Certificate.
  • Sworn affidavit to support claim.
  • A photo of the Minister or the Registrar with the couple or of the Couple during the wedding.
  • Police Extract, where the marriage certificate isn’t available.
  • Recent Passport photo taken by the couple.

Office Locations and Contacts

Address: Ministry of Interior,
Room 104 and 123.
Block F Old Federal Secretariat,
Area 1. Garki-Abuja.
Phone: +234 (0) 700 009 9999
Site: Link
Contact Link
The Registrar of the Marriage Registry

1. The Registrar
Federal Marriage Registry,
Kingsway Road,
Ikoyi, Lagos State

2. The Registrar
Federal Marriage Registry,
28 Borno Street,
Area 10,
Garki, Abuja

3. The Registrar
Federal Marriage Registry,
11A Gapiona Road,
Off Benoni Road,
GRA, Benin City,
Edo State

4. The Registrar
Federal Marriage Registry,
Twelve Bishop S.I. Nwaogu Crescent,
Nearby to Owerri
Sports Club,
New Owerri, Owerri-Imo State

5. The Registrar
Federal Marriage Registry,
40B Railway Close,
D/Line, Port-Harcourt,
Rivers State

6. The Registrar
Federal Marriage Registry,
31 TY Danjuman Street,
Hotoro GRA,
Off Shehu Kazaure Rd,
Kano, Kano State
Please note that you should to make use of NIPOST, FEDEX or DHL to deliver your documents to the Registrar.

What are all the Eligibility

Couples who have been married in an official marriage registry of the local government are eligible to apply for a renewal of the marriage certificates.


  • The cost will be N 7,500.00.
Notification: Paying the processing fee doesn’t ensure the acceptance of the service you’re seeking. There is no refund should the application be rejected.


A marriage certificate is valid for life.

Processing Time

It can range between 7 and 21 days.


If you do not receive an email confirmation:

  • Check your SPAM or junk mail box.
  • If you don’t receive confirmation emails, please call +234 (0) 908-589-9991, or (0) 908 589 992.

The Information You Need

  • Husband’s Marriage Details and Wife Marriage Details
  • Information on Husband’s Information and Wife’s Information
  • Witness Information (2)

The Document is required

The Re-Certification of the Marriage Certificate can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Recognition of your marriage in the law the MARRIAGE Act (CAP M6), Volume 8, Law of THE FEDERATION OF Nigeria (2004).
  • Recognition of your marriage Certificate to facilitate Embassy Visa interviews and Immigration reasons.
  • Identification number for the Marriage Certificate secured in the National Database.
  • National Identification number for a couple.
  • Recognition of your marriage Certificate for access to Federal Government of Nigeria services.

Information that could be helpful

False information on my affidavit or documents is a violation of perjury in the Marriage Act – CAP M6 F.L.N. 2004. It is also a violation of the Matrimonial Causes Act. It could result in legal action being taken against the person who committed the offense.

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