Emergency Travel Certificate

Emergency Travel Certificate

This certificate is usually issued to Nigerians who lose their passport while abroad. This certificate helps them to return to Nigeria. An Emergency Travel Certificate is usually valid for one journey to Nigeria only and must be surrendered to immigration authorities at the port of entry.

Requirements for Obtaining Emergency Travel Certificates


For Private Persons

  • Formal request letter for the Emergency Travel Certificate by the applicant. Include your current address and telephone number, please.
  • Copy of Applicant’s bio-data page of Nigerian Passport OR a police report and birth certificate from the National Population Commission, if passport is decleared lost.
  • Current two passport-sized photographs
  • Copy of travel plan/itinerary or airline ticket
  • Non-refundable processing fee of hundred dollars ($100) in money order payable to the Nigeria High Commission Lusaka.

For International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

  • A completed application form
  • Application letter addressed to the Consular Section, Embassy of Nigeria, Lusaka, Zambia
  • 2 passport photographs
  • Copy of travel plan/itinerary
  • Receipt of payment.

Requirement for Persons under the Age of 18 OR Minors

  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Letter of Consent jointly signed by child’s both parents must be typed
  • Photocopies of the parents’ passports data page. One of the passport data pages must be a Nigerian Passport.
  • Additional documents for single parents (proof of custody of the child/children)
  • Child’s current two passport-size photographs preferably with white background
  • Non-refundable processing fee of hundred dollars ($100) in money order payable to the Nigeria High Commission Lusaka.
  • Copy of itinerary or airline ticket.

NOTE: The Travel Document is valid for 30 days only and cannot be used to return to  Canada (one way journey).

For inquiries please call +260 211 253177 email: nigeria-hc.lusaka@zamnet.zm

5203 Haile Selassie Avenue, Diplomatic Triangle, Longacres

+260 211 253177


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