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i would like to know if yoruba custom marriage by proxy nigeria

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i would like to know if yoruba custom marriage by proxy nigeria is valid in uk
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
Where were the parties resident at the time of the marriage?
Were either of them already married?
Claire
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Both parties were resident in uk at the time of the marriage, the marriage done by proxy according to the customary marriage act of nigeria. Was also celebrated in nigeria and uk. Both parties never marriaed before.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
Then no it will not recognised since neither party was in Nigeria at the time and both parties were actually resident here in the UK
Claire
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So if one party is present in nigeria the marriage will be recognised as valid in UK?
Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
If one of you had been domiciled in Nigeria yes.
Claire