Nigerian passport

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Nigerian passport
Issued by Nigeria
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.


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).

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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 46 countries and territories, ranking the Nigerian passport 91st in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

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