Certificate of legal capacity to marry in Nigeria

Are you a Dutch national planning to marry in Nigeria? The Netherlands consulate in Lagos can draw up this document for you.

The Netherlands representation in Abuja does not provide consular services.

What documents do I need to bring with me?

To apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry, you must provide copies of the following documents:

  • a valid Dutch identity document
  • an extract from the register of births
  • a civil status extract showing that you are not married. The extract may not be more than 12 months old
  • a divorce certificate if you have previously been married

You may need to have the original documents legalised and translated. The rules vary per country.

What documents should my (non-Dutch) partner bring?

When you apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry, your non-Dutch partner must bring copies of the following documents:

  • a passport or another identity document

  • an official document stating his or her address (this document varies from country to country)
  • a declaration of unmarried status.

You may need to have the original documents legalised and translated. The rules vary per country.

Certificate of legal capacity to marry in this country or region

In case your non-Dutch partner was married before, he/she needs to bring a divorce certificate as well.

In person

There is no need to make an appointment. Opening hours:

Monday till Thursday 8.00 - 16.00 hour
Friday 8.00 - 15.00 hour

Payment

Please check the overview of the consular fees for the costs and payment method.

Any questions?

Do you have questions after reading the information on this page? Please send an e-mail via the contact form.