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!!!! Many thanks
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:
- 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.