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Nigerians Abroad Can Return With Expired Passports – NIS

The Nigeria Immigration Service on Monday announced that Nigerians returning to Nigeria can be admitted into the country with their expired Nigerian passport, Punch reports.

This was contained in a memo addressed to all heads of missions, immigration attachés, airports comptroller and airlines.

According to the memo which was signed by the Special Assistant to the Comptroller General (Foreign Desk), DCI BM Lawal for the Comptroller-General of the Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, all airlines were requested to allow holders with expired Nigerian passport to board without any hindrance.

The memo reads,” I am directed to respectfully present the compliments of the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service and notify all relevant authorities that the Federal government of Nigeria has approved that Nigerians returning home can be admitted into the country with their expired Nigerian passports.

“Consequently, all Airlines are requested to allow holders of expired Nigerian passports to board without any hindrance.”

“ In addition, all Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad are kindly requested to circulate this information to airlines operators and border authorities of host countries for their necessary action.

“ While forwarding the above for your information, please accept the assurances of the Comptroller General of Immigration Service,” the memo added.


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