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Temporary Passport For Nigerians In Diaspora Launched

  • PublishedMarch 9, 2021

Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday spearheaded the launch of the Nigerian Temporary Passport (NTP) at the headquarters of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Abuja.

The Minister said the NTP is a new genre of passport that will be issued at Nigerian embassies and high commissions to Nigerians who want to return home but whose national passport is not available.

According to him, the NTP is a travel document designed for a one-way travel to Nigeria only
Aregbesola said the new document replaces the Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) which is issued to Nigerians to return home in emergency situations in the case of loss or misplacement of their passport.

He added that the temporary passport is ICAO compliant and it is valid for only 30 days before the date of travel. Moreover, it does not in any way serve as a replacement for the Nigerian passport

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