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How Much Does A Court Wedding In Nigeria Cost

How Much Does A Court Wedding In Nigeria Cost?

Getting married legally in Nigeria has become easier with the advent of online registration for the court/civil wedding. This post tells you all you need to know about how much it would cost you to have a court wedding ceremony/marriage license in Nigeria 2021.

Civil/Court wedding certificate are the globally recognized document of a marriage contract between a man and woman. This is a legally binding document and though we have our traditional, church wedding ceremonies, you have to conduct a civil wedding to be recognized as Husband and Wife and enjoy all the benefit the law provides.

types of court wedding licenses in Nigeria

While many Nigerians don’t regard it as a big deal because many people don’t have a proper celebration after the joining. This is gradually changing as many couples are now opting for a private civil wedding and with this, you can have whatever type of setting you want, the ambience, the scenery and a reception. To know more about how to get your dream wedding even with a court wedding, let me tell you how FREE. Click here

So, what’s the average cost of a court/civil wedding in Nigeria?

Here’s the breakdown
1. Special marriage is 35,000 naira
2. Ordinary marriage is 21,000 naira
3. Change of venue is 30,000 naira
The timeline for an ordinary marriage is 21 days while that of a special marriage is 7 days.
To know the difference between an ordinary and special marriage before you choose, read this post.
So, with 51,000 naira (120 USD) you can have an ordinary civil wedding in Nigeria.

If you are like me that don’t like ordinary, We can help you have your dream wedding even with your
court or civil wedding. Click here.
Read: The Requirements For A Nigerian Court Wedding

22 thoughts on “How Much Does A Court Wedding In Nigeria Cost?”

      1. Vitalis Chinedu

        Please how much is the certificate now. My fiancee is from Mexico but she is coming to Nigeria for our court wedding

        1. Hello Chinedu.

          If your fiancee is a Non Nigerian, it means you would require a special marriage license and it costs 25,000 naira.

          Congratulations in advance.

        2. Can I have special marriage by officials at another place then the court? Like for exemple will they go to a hotel for example ? Thank you

          1. Yes you can. You will select the option that you want them to conduct the ceremony at your location and pay the extra charged.

        1. Hello Pamela. Ordinary marriage is now 27,000 naira. You can go to the marriage registry in your local government to register for your marriage. They will also let you know the process.

  1. Please…..do court still wed people on December 27th? I want to fix s date for my wedding with a non Nigerian. Please anyone with ideas.

    1. Hello Eunice. You can visit your local government or search online for the Ebonyi state registry. The website we shared is for the Ministry of Interior and they don’t have a branch in Ebonyi state.

  2. Hello we’ve 2 kids already and we are thinking of doing an ordinary wedding any advice and enlightenment would be appreciated!

    1. Hello Sam.

      Are you both of Nigerian nationality? The process is the same as stated on our website.

      You will need to be physically present in Nigeria to have an ordinary wedding. If you want to start the process, you can send us an email on info@myeventigo.com

  3. Please i am being charged the sum of 53,000 for ordinary marriage in jos plateau state marriage Registry and still asked to bring a crate of malt and wine which totals almost 75,000 and the are insisting i pay or leave wat do i do ?

    1. Hello Celina.

      The fees you are charged are not the official rates. The officials there inflated the price and because they believe a marriage is a celebratory affair, they make unethical demands. Have you tried another marriage registry in the state? Typically, you have marriage registry in every local government. Or you negotiate the demands because it is ridiculous.

      We wish you all the best. Do let us know how it goes.

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