I have had this question for a LONG time. I acquired Spanish citizenship 6 years ago; I'm originally from Nigeria. Every time I want to travel to Nigeria the same question comes up: Can I travel to Nigeria on my valid Spanish passport together with my EXPIRED Nigerian passport and go visa-free? This will be the 4th time I'll be paying for a visa I'm never really sure I need?

Any backed up information would be REALLY appreciated!!!!

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    Did you actually renounce your Nigerian citizenship?
    – MJeffryes
    Feb 19 '20 at 23:07
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    @MJeffryes Spain requires naturalized citizens to renounce the other citizenship unless the other citizenship is from a short list of countries which Nigeria is not on. Feb 19 '20 at 23:40
  • Why do you describe yourself as "a former Nigerian citizen?" Feb 20 '20 at 1:58
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    @DavidSupportsMonica because OP renounced their Nigerian citizenship whilst acquiring the Spanish one. Hence, a former Nigerian citizen.
    – kiradotee
    May 31 at 2:01

Former nationals of Nigeria can enter Nigeria visa-free by traveling with their new passport of their new nationality along with their expired Nigerian passport.

Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, states:

Passport required.

  • Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

Visa required, except for Former nationals of Nigeria with a valid foreign passport and an expired Nigerian passport.

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