EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF MRP PASSPORT
The general public and Nigerians in particular are hereby notified that the federal government of Nigeria has reviewed the exercise of issuance of the E-passport, and in view of the challenges with meeting its set target, has further extended the validity of the old Machine Readable Passport (MRP) from the earlier date of 30th April 2011 till further notice.
2. With this development, holders of the MRP Passports who wish to renew the validity of the passport could do so. However, they are encouraged to obtain the E-Passport as soon as possible as the E-passport will eventually become the only officially recognized travel document in Nigeria.
3. By virtue of the extension of the validity of the MRP passport, holders of such passports will continue to receive recognition from host and foreign authorities.
Consulate General of Nigeria
20th April 2011.