Whether the date on Nigerian passports reflects the actual date of a particular passport or standard date set by the government for the issuance of passports [NGA35209.E]

The Consular Officer of the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa provided the following information on the date which appears on Nigerian passports:

"I confirm that the date on a Nigerian passport reflects the actual or effective date of issue of that passport" (22 Aug. 2000).

This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Nigeria High Commission. 22 August 2000. Correspondence from Consular Officer.