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Nigerian passport
TypePassport
Issued by Nigeria
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityNigerian citizenship

Nigerian passports are issued to Nigerian citizens to travel outside of Nigeria. Nigeria now offers only electronic passports for new passport applications. These electronic passports, known also as the e-passport, are classified as either "Standard" or "Official", depending on intended use.

Nigerian passports can be applied for either at the physical location of the Nigeria Immigration Services, or by making submission through its website. Nigerians living in other countries may obtain passports through the nearest Nigerian embassy or consulate.

Passport

The official e-passport is primarily reserved for certain classes of government officials and Nigerian diplomats.[1]

Nigerian citizens can travel to member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Nigerian citizens

Countries and territories with visa-free or visa on arrival entry for holders of regular Nigerian passports
Countries and territories with visa-free or visa on arrival entry for holders of regular Nigerian passports

In 2016, Nigerian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 66 countries and territories, ranking the Nigerian passport 91st in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nigerian Passport Requirements « Visa Connect | Visa Support Services". Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Passport report Data and Method". La Vida Golden Visas. La Vida Golden Visas. Retrieved 11 September 2021.

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