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can someone please tell me the difference in a church wedding and a civil wedding in Nigeria because fiance is from nigeria but lives in morocco so i need to know the difference because we are having a church wedding in morocco but im concerned about if we have to file our marriage certificate and where do we go to do that...please help me understand if you are from nigeria ..thank you

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If you are having a church wedding you can't use a k1 visa unless you intend on doing that wedding after he has adjusted status in the US. Either method is considered valid for marriage in Nigeria. ( supposedly native weddings aren't but that isn't true for immigration ) In plural marriages only the first wedding is for first wife , others have to settle for a native wedding.


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If you are having a church wedding you can't use a k1 visa unless you intend on doing that wedding after he has adjusted status in the US. Either method is considered valid for marriage in Nigeria. ( supposedly native weddings aren't but that isn't true for immigration ) In plural marriages only the first wedding is for first wife , others have to settle for a native wedding.

and how many wives can have a Nigerian? Is it legal in Nigeria to marry one woman legally and then traditional another one? Should the women know he has more than 1 spouse?

How any woman can know he is already married traditionally or legally in Nigeria? How many wives can a Nigerian man have?

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The marriage act only recognizes one wife. However many marry more . It is more popular in the north and in more remote areas. Most stop at 4.

Wow! 4! My fiance is from Delta state, Christian Redeem church, David O. pastor, I hope it tells me he is the only 1 woman man

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