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Can you be a dual citizen of US and Nigeria?

Can you be a dual citizen of US and Nigeria?

Dual citizenship is allowed for persons who have a Nigerian parent, that is, citizens by descent, according to Section 25 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. A person may obtain Nigerian citizenship as a second citizenship if his or her first citizenship was obtained by birth.

Do you need a passport to leave Nigeria?

Visit the Embassy of Nigeria website for the most current visa and entry information. You cannot legally depart Nigeria unless you can prove, by presenting your entry visa, that you entered Nigeria legally. U.S. – Nigeria dual-national citizens are now required to have a valid Nigerian passport in order to depart the country.

Is it safe for US citizens to travel to Nigeria?

Violence can flare up between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas. There is frequent maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.

What does the United States do for Nigeria?

Through U.S. foreign assistance, the U.S. Government is supporting Nigerian efforts to strengthen democratic institutions, promote good governance and counter corruption, and improve security while addressing the factors that drive conflict and providing life-saving assistance to those affected by terrorism.

Is there an embassy of Nigeria in the United States?

Nigeria maintains an embassy in the United States at 3519 International Place, NW, Washington, DC 20008, (tel: 202-800-7201, ext 113). More information about Nigeria is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

Can a Nigerian citizen visit the United States?

However, this can be not an easy thing to do. The reasons why a Nigerian citizen needs to visit the United States are not always clear to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria.

Can a US citizen return to Nigeria with an expired passport?

Location: Nigeria Date: May 26, 2021 Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.

Through U.S. foreign assistance, the U.S. Government is supporting Nigerian efforts to strengthen democratic institutions, promote good governance and counter corruption, and improve security while addressing the factors that drive conflict and providing life-saving assistance to those affected by terrorism.

Are there any restrictions on foreigners entering Nigeria?

Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors and foreign residents of Nigeria. Nigerian authorities may deny entry to foreigners who are “undesirable for medical reasons,” and may require HIV tests for foreigners intending to marry Nigerian citizens.