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Nigeria - Apply for Emergency Travel Certificate

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  1. Obtain a Police Report from the relevant Police Authority where the e-passport got lost.
  2. Report the loss of your e-passport to the Hungarian Immigration Office.
  3. Submit a written formal report to the Nigeria Embassy concerning the lost e-passport. A copy of the Police Report, resident permit and lost passport should be attached.
  4. Replace the lost passport by contacting relevant Nigerian Embassies that can replace the lost passport. For more information about what documents to submit, relevant passport fees and interview dates, contact the relevant Embassy directly.
  5. After getting required information from the issuing Embassy, apply for the e-passport through the Nigeria Immigration website
  6. A letter of introduction will be issued by the Nigerian Embassy in Budapest to assist you obtain the new e- passport. The original copy of this letter should be presented directly to the Nigerian Embassy where you are applying for the e-passport.
  7. Appear at the chosen Nigerian Embassy on the date given to you. Please ensure you take along with you all the relevant documents needed for the new e-passport. You should ask for required information from the Nigerian Embassy issuing the new e-passport before traveling to avoid any delays.
  8. During the processing of the passport, ensure that your personal information collected by the passport officer is correct. During the collection of the passport , also ensure that your personal details appear as it should be on the new passport. If there is any mistake, notify the passport officer for rectification before you leave the Embassy or Immigration office.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Police report
  • Return Ticket to Nigeria

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Nigerian Immigration Service Headquarters
Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road,
Sauka Abuja.
P.M.B. 38
Garki Abuja.
Phone: +234-9-7806771

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It is applicable to Nigerians who lose their passports while abroad or whose passports have expired.


Emergency Travel Certificate - $100 fee (non-refundable)


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Emergency Travel Certificate is issued to Nigerians whose passports have expired or who legitimately lose their passports while abroad on visits and resident Nigerians abroad, to enable them return to Nigeria. It is usually issued for a one-way journey to Nigeria only and must be surrendered to the Immigration authorities at the port of entry.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

The Nigeria Immigration Service:

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