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Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by mcgman025: 10:29am On Mar 15, 2012
Please Nairalander's Is it possible for a white American girl married to Nigeria man to become a Nigerian citizen by married and able to apply for Nigeria passport.
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by lifestyle1(m): 4:42pm On Mar 15, 2012
YES
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by henrychubayo: 1:20pm On Mar 16, 2012
The answer is no unless she has lived in nigeria for many years. We should remember that the issue of reciprocy is applied to all countries. So technically, if you marry an american woman or man, does that make you to apply for their passport immediatly? No. If she wants the 9ja e-passport, she must possess some documents that shows she has been living in 9ja for a long time.
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by omega25red(m): 2:02pm On Mar 16, 2012
henrychubayo: The answer is no unless she has lived in nigeria for many years. We should remember that the issue of reciprocy is applied to all countries. So technically, if you marry an american woman or man, does that make you to apply for their passport immediatly? No. If she wants the 9ja e-passport, she must possess some documents that shows she has been living in 9ja for a long time.
very good response
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by lifestyle1(m): 7:34pm On Mar 16, 2012
The answer to your question once again is YES.
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by dasparrow: 9:58pm On Mar 17, 2012
life_style: The answer to your question once again is YES.

Stop saying 'YES.' That is false information. Before you can become a Nigerian citizen the legal way (not through bribes), you must have lived in Nigeria for so many years. Being married to a Nigerian does not automatically qualify one for citizenship. One must have lived there for many years first as a permanent resident and then one can qualify for citizenship. Even in America, marrying an american does not qualify one for automatic citizenship. One must prove that one lives in america steadily for atleast 3 years to qualify for american citizenship. So, Nigeria is no different but it takes much longer in Nigeria to qualify for ours.

@OP
what does the white girl need Nigerian passport for anyways? Does she live full time in Nigeria at the moment?
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by lifestyle1(m): 10:42pm On Mar 17, 2012
Excuse me, Did you read his question ? undecided and how many % of Nigerians got their passport through the legitimate way ? undecided


Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999

Chapter III

Citizenship

Citizenship by birth. Citizenship by registration. Citizenship by naturalisation.
Dual citizenship. Renunciation of citizenship. Deprivation of citizenship.
Persons deemed to be Nigerian citizens. Power to make regulations.

26. (1) Subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, a person to whom the provisions of this section apply may be registered as a citizen of Nigeria, if the President is satisfied that -

(a) he/she is a person of good character;

(b) he/she has shown a clear intention of his desire to be domiciled in Nigeria; and

(c) he/she has taken the Oath of Allegiance prescribed in the Seventh Schedule to this Constitution.

(2) the provisions of this section shall apply to-

(a) any woman who is or has been married to a citizen of Nigeria; or

(b) every person of full age and capacity born outside Nigeria any of whose grandparents is a citizen of Nigeria.


Once again the answer to our question is YES It is possible.
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by IsabellaC: 11:54am On Mar 18, 2012
Check the american citizenship law first. In some european countries you loose your citizenship, if you accept a new one.
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by owolabi3rd: 9:39pm On May 23, 2012
YES within 30 mins
Re: Help! White Girl Married Nigeria Man Wanted A Nigeria Passport, Is It Possible? by 19naia(m): 10:28pm On May 23, 2012
Nigeria and USA are both dual citizenship allowing countries...i held dual citizenship by birth in USA to nigerian and USA parents;and my father holds dual citizenship by birth in Nigeria with marraige to US citizen....Dual citizenship is no problem unless you are employed in certain government forces like military,or other sensitive national security departments..And even so it all depends on which country it is....

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