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My fiance seems to think you must apply for the license 2 weeks in advance prior to having the ceremony. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria. Is there a website that'll tell everything the bride and groom needs in order to apply for the license then get married? Thank you in advanced. :)

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Is there a website that'll tell everything the bride and groom needs in order to get married? Thank you in advanced. :)

Here's what I found online, although I'm not familiar with how things work in your country. http://www.namywedding.com/articles/9-the-civil-marriage-get-married-legally


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My fiance seems to think you must apply for the license 2 weeks in advance prior to having the ceremony. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria. Is there a website that'll tell everything the bride and groom needs in order to apply for the license then get married? Thank you in advanced. :)

You are required to marry in the USA on a K-1 visa. You can't marry in another country. Did you decide to ditch the K-1 process after you just got your NOA2?


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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You are required to marry in the USA on a K-1 visa. You can't marry in another country. Did you decide to ditch the K-1 process after you just got your NOA2?

Inky, No I didn't ditch the K-1 VISA at all! LOL

I'm just wanting to have a Plan B, just in case the his interview fails. I don't mean to worry too much; just want to cover all bases. If they say, "No" we're getting married while I'm there. :)

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Inky, No I didn't ditch the K-1 VISA at all! LOL

I'm just wanting to have a Plan B, just in case the his interview fails. I don't mean to worry too much; just want to cover all bases. If they say, "No" we're getting married while I'm there. :)

Okay just making sure lol didn't want to see you come back later upset because of having to file a spousal visa after being denied entry.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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There is a requirement to post the marriage bond in advance of the marriage and while I was learning the ways about the guard was a tribe mate of my husband so talked to us for a long time. I guess in the Lagos area the embassy occasionally sends someone out with a note book to make sure everything is on the up and up.


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There is a requirement to post the marriage bond in advance of the marriage and while I was learning the ways about the guard was a tribe mate of my husband so talked to us for a long time. I guess in the Lagos area the embassy occasionally sends someone out with a note book to make sure everything is on the up and up.

What do you mean by that? You mean I have to register well in advance before they will allow the marriage? His interview must go well! I pray everything works out; will be so upset if something goes down during his interview. :crying:

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It needs to be posted for at least 21 days before the marriage for the marriage to be legal under the Nigerian marriage acts.


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Here's what I found online, although I'm not familiar with how things work in your country. http://www.namywedding.com/articles/9-the-civil-marriage-get-married-legally

This website states the facts about the way the weddings are done at the registry. For someone who recently got married in Lagos, I can second the facts and advice given to you here. Good luck! :thumbs:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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The names stay posted for 21 days but all that is required is to register 3 days before you want to marry. We registered on wednesday the april 27th, 2011 and married tuesday, May 3rd, 2011.


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My fiance seems to think you must apply for the license 2 weeks in advance prior to having the ceremony. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria. Is there a website that'll tell everything the bride and groom needs in order to apply for the license then get married? Thank you in advanced. :)

Hey there your fiance is correct but it's 21 days before.... my fiance is going to register us at the courthouse in Ibadan next week. I sent him 2 of my passport pictures to take along with him...he is going to pay the court fees and when we go on 6/2/12 to get married he will take the food/wine they request at the courthouse that day...the link above that you were given...that is the correct advice... that is also were I looked months ago before I even asked my fiance what needed to be done to make sure he gave me the correct answer ;) well he did... You could skip the 21 day registration at the courthouse but I wouldn't advise to do so...as the embassy may want to ask about this at the time of your interview they do know the correct procedure as well...we all know that you can skip and jump over things in Nigeria but you might as well do it right if you are going to do it! Blessings to you wishing you all the best! :thumbs:




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Well don't know about all that. Me and my husband went to courthouse to register. The requirement was (just like here in Texas) at. Least 3 days in advance of the wedding date. We went in April 27th and married May 3rd. No jumping over no rules broken. Cookies, juice and such was required the day of ceremony.

The 21 days we were told is how long your oics stay up on the wall of fame to announce to the world ur intentions.

We broke no law, paid no extortion money. But that was Port Harcourt. Just like here in America every state has its own rules. So maybe that's why.


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So what I dey no married now? :(


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6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well don't know about all that. Me and my husband went to courthouse to register. The requirement was (just like here in Texas) at. Least 3 days in advance of the wedding date. We went in April 27th and married May 3rd. No jumping over no rules broken. Cookies, juice and such was required the day of ceremony.

The 21 days we were told is how long your oics stay up on the wall of fame to announce to the world ur intentions.

We broke no law, paid no extortion money. But that was Port Harcourt. Just like here in America every state has its own rules. So maybe that's why.

ah nah....I didn't say you broke any rules... :D;)... my Pookie just said how we needed to do things for us...and as a good wife I am following suit :D ...I also talked to a lot of other women that said the same thing...but I have also talked to a few that said a few days was all it took...so maybe either way is fine...as for me...I want my photos up on the wall in shining lights at the courthouse! :) so please know I am not at all belittling your marriage...just was giving the poster some advice..no wahala! :P




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