NIS Releases Important Information For Nigerians With Expired Passports
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), in a statement dated Monday, December 12, revealed that Nigerians with expired passports would now be allowed to board flights home without restriction.
Naija News reports that the information is contained in a memo addressed to all heads of missions, immigration attaches, airports comptroller and airlines.
The memo signed by the Special Assistant to the Comptroller General (Foreign Desk), DCI BM Lawal for the Comptroller-General of the Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, declared that citizens would henceforth be admitted into the country with their expired Nigerian passports without hiccups.
All airlines, according to the memo, have been informed of the development. 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.”