Do you plan on getting married at a registry in Lagos and are looking for how to locate them, you have a wide variety to select from. You can choose to visit the Federal Marriage Registry at Ikoyi located at Kingsway Road, Ikoyi. This is the most popular registry in the state.
Better still, you can opt for any of the registries at the 57 LGA/LCDAs in Lagos depending on your location. The aim, after all, is to ensure that you receive the right certificate which is very important. Please note that the certificate should bear the title ‘Marriage Certificate and not ‘Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate.’
The reason for this is that the Lagos High Court sees the latter as unconstitutional because the stipulations in the Form E of the Marriage Act for a Marriage Certificate does not align with it.
How To Get Marriage Certificate in Nigeria Easily
Most couples often ask how to get a marriage certificate and would also want to know how much it would cost and also how long it would take to process it.
When you visit the local Registry Office the next thing you need to do is write a declaration of marriage. A registrar provides you with a special form (Form A) to fill in.
Here you write down all the personal data required: your name, age, address, occupation, marital status, parents written consent (if you are under 21) and signature.
You will also need to file two passport photographs. After that, your notice will be analyzed thoroughly and posted on the door of the Registry Office. It takes 21 days overall. The official makes an entry of your declaration to the Marriage Notice Book.
The prescribed fee for a marriage certificate in Nigeria costs no more than N25,000 but depending on the location.
The next phase of the procedure is to wait 21 days. If there is an urgent need to get married earlier, there is an option to do so. For this, you will need to purchase a special license. The fee is higher. So, be ready to pay more. Otherwise, when the 21 days expire the couple may come to the Registry Office to continue the procedure.
At this point, the fiancés must fill in three forms. The first is an affidavit where the applicants write down their age and marital status (single, divorced or widowed).
If a person is widowed or divorced, then he or she has to produce the respective certificates (the divorce settlement, the death certificate of the late spouse). And if a person is under 21 and wants to get married, a written consent from his/her parents must be filed too.
The second form is ‘Prohibited Degree Form’. It is designated to show the categories of people a person can and cannot be legally get married to.
The filling in of the third document implies jotting down names and surnames of parents or close relatives and witnesses.
After that, the couple swears on the Bible or Koran that the personal data they had produced is correct and right. After this, the most tedious part of the procedure is over! Now the betrothed can finally relax.
The marriage ceremony can be done within two days or you can pick a suitable date (on the condition that the day of the wedding must be Thursday, or Saturday if you applied for the special license).
List of Marriage Registries in Lagos State
Here is a list of all Marriage Registries in Lagos State and their various addresses below:
1. Agbado / Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area
– Abeokuta Express Road, Oja-Oba, Abule Egba
2. Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area
– Alapere, Lagos
3. Agege Local Government
– Balogun Street, Maternity, Sango, Agege
4. Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government
– Amukoko, Lagos
5. Alimosho Local Government
– 3 Bada Street, Williams Layout, Akowonjo
6. Amuwo-Odofin Local Government
– 41 Road, off 4th Avenue, Festac.
7. Apapa Local Government
– 37 Burma Road, Apapa
8. Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area
– 41, Gaskiya College Road, Badia-ljora
9. Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Area
– Igbogila.lpaja,, Lagos
10. Badagry Local Government
– The Secretariat, Ajara-Badagry
11. Badagry West Local Council Development Area
– Council Secretariat, Ajara, Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria
12. Bariga Local Council Development Area
– 19 Bawala Street, Pedro Bariga
13. Coker/Aguda Local Council Development Area
– 19/29, Thomas Animashaun Street, Aguda, Surulere
14. Egbe – Idimu Local Council Development Area
– Isheri Roundabout, Isheri-Olofin, Idimu
15. Ejigbo Local Council Development Area
– Ikotun Egbe Road (N.N.RC. Junction), Ejigbo
16. Epe Local Government
– Ita-Marun, Epe
17. Eredo Local Council Development Area
– Epe Ijebu Ode Road, Eredo
18. Eti-Osa Local Government
– Igbo-Efon Km 15 Eti Osa-Epe Expressway
19. Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area
– Baale Street, Ajah
20. Iba Local Council Development Area
– Iba Express, Iba Town, Oyonka
21. Ibeju Lekki Local Government
– Ibeju Lekki Local Government Secretariat, Igando Oloja Ibeju-Lekki
22. Ibogbo / Bayeku Local Council Development Area
– Baiyeku Road, Igbogbo.
23. Ifako-Ijaye Local Government
– Aina Ajobo Street, Ogba, Ikeja
24. Ifelodun Local Council Development Area
– 3, Dispensary Street, Amukoko
25. Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area
– Ikotun Secretariat Complex, Close to Ikotun Market, Ikotun
26. Ijede Local Council Development Area
– 1, Maidan Road, Ijede
27. Ikeja local Government Area
– 2 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja
28. Ikorodu Local Government
– Otunba T.O.S Benson Road, Ikorodu
29. Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area
– Isiu, Odogunyan
30. Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area
– Lagos Road, Owutu
31. Ikosi / Ejinrin Local Council Development Area
– Epe Ikorodu Expressway, Agbowa
32. Ikosnsheri Local Council Development Area
– 20, Ikosi Road, Ikosi-Ketu
33. Ikoyi – Obalende Local Council Development Area
– 24, Glover Road, Ikoyi Eti Osa
34. Imota Local Council Developoment Area
– Ebute Ajebo Road, Imota
35. Iru – Victoria Island Local Council Development Area
– 1/7 Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island
36. Isolo Local Council development Area
– Aswani Road, Isolo
37. Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area
– 13/17 Baruwa Street, Ijeshatedo, Itire
38. Kosofe Local Government
– Ogudu Road, Ojota
39. Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area
– 42, Broad Street, Ajele, Lagos Island
40. Lagos Island Local Government
– Zappas Building, 64 Freeman Street, Lagos Island
41. Lagos Mainland Local Government
– 2 Ondo Street, Ebutte Metta, Lagos
42. Lekki Local Council Development Area
– Ayegbami Quarters, Lekki
43. Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area
– 1, Sani Lemomu Street (Water Bus-Stop), Akinogun, Ipaja
44. Mushin Local government.
– 82/84 Palm Avenue, Mushin, Lagos
45. Odi-Olowo / Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area
– Town Planning Way, llupeju
46. Ojo Local Government
– Olojo Drive, Ojo Town, Lagos
47. Ojodu Local Council Development Area
– 1-3, Secretariat Road, Oke-lra Powerline, Ojodu
48. Ojokoro Local Council development Area
– 9/11, Agbado Station Road, Ijaiye-Ojokoro
49. Olorunda Local Council Development Area
– Iworo Road, Iworo Guest House, Iworo
50. Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area
– 2, Community Road, Ikeja
51. Oriade Local Council development Area
– Adio Mumuni, Ijegun Egba Road, Setelite Town
52. Orile – Agege Local Council Development Area
– Anigbanjo Street, Abekoko
53. Oshodi / Isolo Local Government
– Oyetoyo Street, Oshodi, Lagos
54. Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area
– Along Badagry Expressway, Ile Oba
55. Somolu Local Government
– Durosinmi Street, Off Oguntolu Street, Bajulaye, Somolu.
56. Surulere Local Government
– Alhaja Masha Road, Surulere, Lagos
57. Yaba Local Council Development Area
– 198 Herbert Macaulay Street, Lagos Mainland