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Nigerian passport
Front cover of the current Nigerian passport (with chip ), issued since January 2019
Issued byNigeria Immigration Service
PurposeIdentification, International travel
Valid inAll countries
EligibilityNigerian citizenship
Expiration5 or 10 years (Adult)
5 years (Minor)
Cost32 Pages
Age 0 - 17: $65, ₦25,000
Age 18 - 59: $94, ₦25,000
Age 60+: $65, ₦25,000 64 Pages
Age 0 - 17(5 year validity): $125, ₦35,000
Age 18 - 59 (10 year validity): $230, ₦70,000
Age 60+ (10 year validity): $230, ₦70,000

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.


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

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

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.

See also