Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
When did you actually move to Nigeria, and are you now intending to return here to live as a family?
Sorry - so you want a visa for her?
What was the exact wording used in the letter?
In that case your assumption is correct - this is part of the process which would have been followed had you applied in the Uk to adopt from Nigeria
You will have a problem insofar as you adopted so soon after moving there that no doubt it will be argued that you should still have had the Uk assessment.
However the fact that you are only visiting should be sufficient to ensure that the matter goes forward
Please ask if you need further details
My apologies for any confusion.
The Certificate referred to is the one that confirms that confirms that the Final Adoption Order was made in accordance with the terms of the Hague Convention on inter-country adoption.
This is not the same as saying that it was made in accordance with Nigerian law - it refers specifically to the Inter- Country Adoption process.
It is issued by the Nigerian Authorities - whichever department receives the Certificate of Eligibility issued by the UK Authorities in inter-country adoption cases.
I am sorry I did not make this clear in my first reply.
I am sorry that I did not make the position clear.
Your Adoption is indeed utterly valid in Nigeria and was in accordance with Nigerian law.
However this is NOT what the Re-Certification letter confirms.
The Certificate you are being asked for is confirmation that the Adoption in Nigeria was completed in accordance with the Inter-Country Adoption procedures of the UNITED KINGDOM - not Nigeria.
Under these Regulations a Certificate of Eligibility is sent from the Uk to Nigeria - then the matching process and the adoption take place and then the "Re-Certification" letter confirms that the Nigerian Adoption was based on that Certificate.
You cannot obtain such a Re-Certification letter since you did NOT adopt in accordance with the UK inter-country adoption laws.
Instead you need to explain carefully clearly and patiently that you adopted as a Resident of Nigeria NOT the United Kingdom and that accordingly there is no such letter required
I know that this is not what you wish to hear, and I appreciate that the process is not clear - but this IS what the letter is - and you cannot obtain it