Emergency Travel Certificate

Emergency Travel Documents are given to facilitate one-way return for Nigerian Nationals stranded here in Ireland or being deported. These documents are retrieved on arrival in Nigeria by the relevant authority.

The forms available on the quick links, and can be downloaded, printed out and returned to the embassy with the following

– Letter by applicant stating why you need the Emergency Travel Document

– Data page of Nigerian Passport or evidence to show that you are Nigerian

– 2 passport photographs

– 100 Euros

– If resident in Ireland, copy of utility bill

– Copy of ticket (Print out, Clear photocopy)


In addition, for children under 17 a consent letter from the father, or if the mother has legal guardianship, a consent letter from the mother as well as their passport photograph  to accompany the child’s application.


(i) Applicant should go to Gardai Station nearest to him/her with copy of his/her Nigerian Passport (Data Page) and a proof of address in Ireland;

(ii) Request for Finger Print Form, fill it and sign in the presence of a Gardai Officer; then

(iii) Send the Finger Print Form to Nigeria Police Officer in Alagbon, Lagos for verification and obtain Police Character Certificate;

(iv) Thereafter, post the Certificate to the Embassy of Nigeria, Dublin for final authentication along with:

a. Copy of passport data page,
b. Proof of address in Ireland,
c. Payment of 25 euro postal poster order,
d. The actual Finger Print Form; and
e. Self-addressed envelope.


The Embassy wishes to inform you that an administrative charge of a Twenty-Eight Euro (€28) postal order from An Post Ireland made payable to the “Embassy of Nigeria in Ireland" will be applied on each passport application with effective from Monday 20th May 2024. Read more