Breaking News: Nigeria Immigration Service launches the Nigerian Temporary Passport
The Minister of Interior NG, Raufare Gbesola on 9th March,2021 launched the Nigerian Temporary Passport at the Nigeria Immigration Headquarters.
In a statement contained by NigeriaGov,it said “The temporary passport is a new genre of passport that will be issued at the Nigerian Embassies/High Commissions outside the country to Nigerians desirous of returning home but whose national passport is unavailable.”
Gbesola stated that the passport is a travel document designed for a one-way travel to Nigeria only and that the new document replaces the hitherto Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) which was issued to Nigerians in emergency situations for the purpose of returning home.
He maintained that the temporary passport is ICAO compliant and is valid for only 30 days before the date of travel and it’s not in any way a replacement for the Nigerian Passport as it will only serve a temporary purpose in the case of loss or misplacement of Nigerian Passport by a Nigerian abroad.