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Nigeria launches new Temporary emergency Travel passport for citizens abroad

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday launched the ICAO-Complaint Nigerian Temporary Passport (NTP) which will now replace Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC). The NTP issued to Nigerians will allow them to return home in case of emergency situations. The travel passport which is designed for one way travel replaces the Emergency Travel Certificate.

The new document doesn’t replace an original Nigerian passport.

NTP (Nigeria Temporary Passport) will be issued to Nigerians to return home in emergency situations in the case of loss or misplacement of their passport and it is valid for only 30 days after issuance or arrival in Nigeria, whichever comes first.

Here’s what you’ll need to attain the New Emergency Passport:

  • Proof of citizenship (Copy of Nigerian Passport)
  • 1 Passport photo
  • Travel Itinerary to Nigeria (Flight to Nigeria must be direct)
  • Letter addressed to the Consulate General of Nigeria, Atlanta stating reasons requesting for emergency travel
  • ETC good for 1 week from the date of issue.

Mr Aregbesola: “It is an electronic document that has all the features of a regular passport, just that it is temporary and valid for one trip and will be retrieved from the user at the entry point. The NTP does not in any way serve as a replacement for the Nigerian passport.”

Mr. Aregbesola added: “NTP will be issued to Nigerians to return home in emergency situations in the case of loss or misplacement of their passport and it is valid for only 30 days after issuance or arrival in Nigeria, whichever comes first.”

There have been cases in the past where Nigerians have had issues attaining passports and even visas (we wrote a bout it HERE) but this is also a matter that should be resolved soon for Nigerians in Germany. More information after pictures.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
Nigeria’s New Temporary Passport.

He promised that measure would be put in place that would allow Nigerians in Germany and everywhere to attain the passport and that it would discourage the creation of fake passports that perpetuate crime and other oddities.

Source: Ministry of Interior Nigeria, Nigeria Immigration Service

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