All Nationals of Countries that are signatories to the ECOWAS
It is valid for travel within the ECOWAS Sub-region
The ECOWAS Travel Certificate serves dual
It is a recognized travel document valid for journeys
within the Sixteen (16)
Countries of ECOWAS
(ii) Form of Identity:
This proves the identity of the holder a community citizen.
It can be held concurrently with the National Passport.
The facility is issued at the Service Headquarters, 36 State
Commands, FCT office as well as all Immigration offices in
the 774 local
governments of the Federation.
Requirements for Issuance of ECOWAS Travel Certificate
Duly completed application form
Three(3) recent coloured (4x4 cm) passport photographs
Evidence of age (birth certificate or statutory
declaration of age)
Letter of Introduction from Employer (for salaried
Letter of confirmation of Nigerian Citizenship from
Students and Trainee applicants shall obtain letters of
the heads of their institutions accepting Immigration
Any other document which might be required by any
locality as evidence
of Nigerian Citizenship.
A Travel Certificate shall be valid for two (2) years and
shall be renewable for a further period of two (2) years.
Replacement, Amendments etc
A travel Certificate may be replaced on the following
(i) If the pages are exhausted while the certificate is
(ii) If the certificate has lasted for the ten years total
(iii) If it is mutilated in any form or requires amendment.
(iv) If it is confirmed lost or stolen.
Application for replacement shall be made in the same or any
other prescribed form, and supported by attaching the
certificate to be replaced. Lost or stolen certificate may
only be replaced after a reasonable time must have elapsed
(i.e. about two to six months) and must be supported with.
(a.) Proof of citizenship
(b.) Police report