Marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident provides foreign-born persons a direct path to U.S. immigration. You can also choose to get married first in Nigeria or another country, and then apply for an immigrant visa with which to enter the United States. (This visa is the equivalent of a green card.
How can I legally get married in Nigeria?
How to register a marriage in NigeriaMarriage is registered at a local public registry, which requires a Letter of Marriage Intention and payment of a fee of Naira 2,000.A person under 18 years of age, who wishes to register a marriage, is required to present a letter of consent from his or her parents.More items
What documents does an American need to marry a Nigerian in Nigeria?
Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age. Passport photograph. Indigene Letter/Letter of Identification from State of Origin (Nigerians only). Sworn affidavit of Bachelorhood/Spinsterhood from a law court/ Bachelorhood/Spinsterhood Certificate (If bachelor/Spinster).
How long does it take to get married in Nigeria?
It takes 21 days overall. The official makes an entry of your declaration to the Marriage Notice Book. After that, the lovebirds have to cough up and pay the Prescribed Fee.