Can I bring my wife from Nigeria to USA?
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.
Can Nigerians take a second wife?
Having multiple wives (polygamy) is only legal in Islam and Nigerian traditional institutions. Suffice to note, however, that it is not even compulsory in Islam. It is permissible with a caveat; as long as the man has the ‘means’ and is able to treat the women/wives equally.
What makes statutory marriage valid in Nigeria?
By section 7 of the Marriage Act, statutory marriage is initiated by the giving of a notice of marriage by either party to the Registrar of Marriages where the marriage is intended to take place. The notice shall be in Form A and should be signed by the party giving the notice.
What documents do I need to get married 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 from a Law Court/ Bachelorhood Certificate (if bachelor).
- Affidavit of Marriage (if already married).
How common is polygamy in Nigeria?
According to the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2008, a third of married women in Nigeria are in polygamous unions and 16% of married men (aged 15-49) have more than one wife. Polygamy is more prevalent in northern Nigeria, which is predominantly Muslim.
What are the 3 types of marriage in Nigeria?
Nigerian law envisages 3 types of marriages namely; Traditional/Customary marriage; Church/Islamic marriage and Statutory marriage.
What are the four types of marriage in Nigeria?
The most popular one is a court marriage in Nigeria. Essentially, it can be said there four major types of marriage that can be conducted in Nigeria. These include the statutory marriage; customary marriage; church marriage; and Islamic marriage.
How much does marriage certificate cost in Nigeria?
Marriage 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.
What is the legal age to marry in Nigeria?
The Child Rights Act, which was passed in 2003, sets the age of marriage at 18 years-old. However, only 23 of Nigeria’s 36 states have adopted this act. As a result, in some areas of the country the minimum age of marriage can be as low as 12 years-old.