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What To Do With My Nigerian Passport?

I recently became a US Citizen, and as many of you know, i am big on the US. I am wondering what to do with my Nigerian Passport. Hell, it has been a challenge travelling with it around the world, for the last ten years. I need suggestions on what to do with the boring green passport,especially now that i have gone "Blue". Can i donate it? Frame it or Just straight up burn it? Or maybe keep it as a memorabilia?

Kokscity is Proud to be American!

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You sound like a comedian, but let me tell you this. Life is not always about having money, pleasure and all the goodies of this world at your disposal. You are an African, you belong to this soil, if you reject your land for all the affore mentioned things, there will come a time your land will reject you, and all you've acquired may not be able to buy the soil back. You know the saddest truth, that strange land you cherish so much to curse your own land will tell you in a clear English "I KNOW YOU NOT". I pray by then your children's children will be able to forgive you.

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I am very delighted over your piece of advise. I think pple like you are surpose to be in the helms of affair if not for the bad behaviour of our nigerian government,pple wouldnt have underestemate our green passport

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Proud MONKEY...r u the first person to become a US citizen?

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For me i will rather prefer to destroy that goddam nigerian passport when i become a citizen than to keep it because the forces of darkness involve in oour passport can ruine our carier as being a citizen of the usa. So my broder burn am troway

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You can use it to travel to nigeria if u want instead of getting visa ,i think.

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The same thing you do with your certs and every other piece of document - keep it. I'm sure it is no greater effort to keep it just like any other documents you'll never know when you'll need.

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Simple Advise for Kokscity!

Keep your Nigerian Passport

Be alive to your heritage

Be Proudly Nigerian

Hold your US passport to avoid American wahala.

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@ Jayon. It seems you don't read well. I am married to a Dutch lady and currently reside in Sweden.

What nonsense are you talking about? I have had the opportunity to leave and I left and I am proud to say it here and anywhere I go in the world.

I AM PROUDLY NIGERIAN!

We should not turn ourselves into beggars in the name of seeking greener pastures. The grass always looks greener on the other side. But when you get to that other side. It's a different story.

Nigerians! keep being real. Be bold, be proud.

Like James Brown said, "I'm Black and Proud!"

So Say it loud, "I'm Nigerian and Proud!"

I say Thank you to

Amsky and Siena

Keep the flag flying

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To the OP, if you are so proud of the United States pls stay there and let us breathe. For all I care you can burn or throw your Nigerian passport away. Also methinks you should go join dollarland or something, nairaland is not meant for peeps like you at all, these is a forum for nigerians and pple not ashamed of their motherland. In short your topic is the silliest on nairaland and you must be an illiterate!

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My guy, time is comming when you will need that passport, i advice you to keep it and keep on renewing it every 5 years. time is comming when you will be tempted to contest for any possition in nigeria, you cant become the american president but you can become the nigerian president one day!!! a word is enough 4 the wise!!! Twhy

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man its a free world and you are free to do what ever u like with your passport, but it goes a long way to tell how intelligent and educated u are, Bill clitton is irish, and still visits ireland regularly,the kenyan american that might soon become the first black president in america does not hide his identity, u a nobody feels because u are now an american citizen, to hell with nija, even the real african americans do not see u as one of them, am nigerian forget am in europe i still have ties at home, am proud of my colour,proud of where i come from, too bad i cant speak my language but i will let my kids know where they are from because every body does it, the jews,indians,chinese,polish, so y not nigerians, have a nice day man and my suggestion is BURN it.

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Green Passport Reality TV series is the ground breaking story of living in the United States from the perspective of Nigerians. Its two simple and clear goals are:

1. To correct the negative media that Nigerians have received in recent times. We are making a bold statement that there is more to Nigerians than 419, email scams and other forms of corruption.

2. To address some of the misconceptions of our fellow Nigerians at home that life abroad is a bed of roses and the streets are paved with Gold. This land indeed has opportunity however it is not a shortcut or guarantee of success.

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dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, you don,t do that ok just send it down to nigeria to any one u fill like given, no one knows tomorrows

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Kokscity, I advise you to BURN the passport. OK?

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@Soccerchic

I was born in Naija but I'm in The US, I just study so much about Israel through the Bible and being a Christian, I love the country too.

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Kokcity

Thank God for America, this is a very great country and I'm really grateful for the opportunity granted me. You are just like your name, I think they should have named you Jerkcity or Jerkbrain, there are many Nigerians that will make you look bad with their achievements (yet they are still proud to be from Nigeria), having dual citizenship has great advantages there are many people born and bread here in the States that wish they could have that passport as well. Don't come here showing off. You could have even presented it in a better polite way and let people rejoice with you, not coming bashing naija. You probably will be one of those people that will one day be hiding for shame that time after God will raise Naija from her predicaments. You can do whatever you want with it nobody give a[b],   , [/b]

I'm American and Nigerian, grateful to God for this great country I love America, Nigeria, and Israel and I will do anything to defend those countries any time. So get off your high horse and honor the bosom that fed you.  Naija might be going through her prooning period now, all other great countries in the world have gone through theirs in the past and look at where they are now, Naija will soon be too just a matter of time, and just as precious as Blue Eagles wings is so shall Green Eagles wings be. God bless America. God bless Nigeria, and God bless Israel.

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whats is our business the number of passport u have? if u carry the passport of all the country inthis world - what does that add to you? common - talk something better.

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Well, this is kind of odd to be talking about your or our Nigerian Passport. Since you are seeking advise on what to do with it, well, here is mine.

I have had the privilidge or lack of it to travel to so many countries with my Nigerian Pali. You bet my experiences at some airports are nothing to be proud of considering the stigma asociated with Nigeria as a 419 or fraudsters and corrupt country. There is a lot of distrust of Nigerians globally. Our fellow Nigerians to are not helping matters. As you are bound to find a Nigerian anywhere there is any vice. What about the million of scam mail originating from Nigeria and Nigerians in the diaspora. It is very shameful. Hence we were subjected to inhumane treatments by immigration officials at almost every airport.

Nevertheless, I have always carried myself as a proud and uncorrupt Nigerian. I am PROUDLY NIGERIAN. A million US Visa Lotteries, Green cards and US Passport will never change that. Being issued a US passport does not make you equal to a white man. If you want to join the US Army or Marines to fight the white man's war of oppression, neo-colonialism and intimidation please do go ahead.

As for your Nigerian Passport, BURN IT! Let's know you have nothing to do with Nigeria or Nigerians. I hope you find the Uhuru you have been looking for all your time in the US.

At a time when African Americans are looking towards Africa for an identity, you are throwing yours away.

My friends and family are mostly US citizens. Atleast my sister, her husband, children, my cousins. I almost joined the US Navy. I even have friends from my secondary school who are in the US Navy and Marines. I lost 2 friends I knew in Ajegunle who travelled to the US and joined the Marines withing 1 year. They died fighting for the Bush's led corrupt & evil Government.

If you have the US Passport. That is not a reason to want to forget Naija. I am a Hausa guy and I know that no matter where I go Naija to the bone will I remain even though I hold a US Passport. I speak Hausa, eat Hausa food, dress like a typical Hausa man and speak like a Nigerian without the US accent.

I AM PROUD TO BE NIGERIAN. Even if the situation is baad I will still remain patriotic. Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Helon Habila, Hakeem, Samuel Peter, and others hold dual passports and are all PROUDLY NIGERIAN. They can't be anything else.

It is good to be proud of US. Atleast I am. But Naija is the most paramount to me.

I can't be intimidated by the lifestyle, music, lies, media, people, religion, and government of the 70 percent White US population to denounce my Nigerianness.

I advise you maintain dual Citizenship. Mind you right now in the US you can never be a first class citizen. I guess you know that. and you can't even be second class. You are third class. Immigrant.

Like the Yoruba saying goes, "Ajo ole da bi ile". No place like home.

Take a cue from the thousands of Nigerians in possession of the US passport but still remain true to the African spirit.

To other Nigerians reading keep being Black, Keep being Nigerian.

Naija for life.

I am Ahmed from Gombe State.

ahmed@hillcrestng.com

08033962278

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Remember say water wey forget its source will surely dry up 1 day, b4 u become American citizen, na one citizenship u dey hold o, no forget that and always remember your past in whateva achievement you attain in life

One day Naija too go better now and we re gettin there slowly

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This guy is a typical Nigerian man, he's just trying to show off

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I agree

If you can't see nothing good about your country, you should abstain from any affairs regarding the country

That includes thinking about Naija

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Emmie4j

you are an for posting such rubbish. So because you just came in from the US, you are suddenly seeing armed robbers everywhere. You talk about people staring down at you, me I think you are pissed because they weren't looking at you with awe because u just came in from "Yankee". Look the myth of coming from abroad has been shattered because a lot of people visit these so-called "abroad" and see what our naija folks are doing there.

So dude, just stay away OK. Don't even call Nigeria again or speak to any Nigerian you meet anywhere. Ewuuu!!!!

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Emmie4j

Sorry about your experience dude. That sounds like hell to me.

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nna men burn the thingy,,,,,,I just got back from Naija and had the worst experience. First it seems like every "professional" Nigerian I met wanted to show me how much they hated my being in the U.S. O.k so ten days after I got to Nigeria last month, I was two cars away from getting robbed at gun point on my way back from Abuja if we didnt have a mobile police escort. Along that Nsukka road, the only way we missed the robbers was because the mobile police escorts that came to get us from the airport started shooting before we got to the "operation" site, and the sound of a more superior gun i guess, chased the robbers away. SO let me get this. Frustrations the NIgerian government heap on its young citizens makes me leave the country at 18, I cant get around the place if I visit because I need an escort to avoid gettin robbed @ Enugu, U cannot walk into any "profesional" joint with getting stared down,,,,,,all these by ur "fellow Nigerians". and am supposed to be proud "am Nigerian",,,,,,,Please give me a break. yeah I will pay the Visa fees ok, but just let them approve my U.S passport this fall and see what will happen to the Nigerian passport. I will take it to the embassy in washington, stuff it into the hands of one of the clerks who will probably also give u and attitude and just fly away to NEW YORK. No thanks am proud of my African roots and culture because it has helped shaped my life and abilities, but I dont think that at this moment I will confidently say that I am proud to be Nigerian. Until I can go back to Nigeria and get a smile back from "customer service" guy or walk to a suya joint without having to take a look over my shoulder. If I cannot visit my friend in the north because of sharia, nor take a walk in lagos because u will get snatched off the street, nor drive to Enugu because people will take from u what u got by ur own sweat, what is there to be proud of in being Nigerian

MY BROTHER BURN THE THING OR PUT IT IN UR ARCHIVES OF HISTORY.

and I agree with u,,,,,I will rather live free

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which nairaland na rubbish think about what you say before u speak outta ur Bottom

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Yep! You've got to hold on to that green passport. Funny enough, I sent my passport to the consulate in Atlanta for re-issue. It's already 10 years old, so I need a new one. Since, it's been about 4 weeks since I sent it, I called last Thursday to see why it's taking so long to get the new passport. This is something that's supposed to take 5 working days. Well, the passport officer at the other end said the "passport machine" is broken and he has no idea when it will be fixed. I'm like, what? You must be joking, well, he was not. I asked if he can send my passport and money back, so that I can try one of the other consulates. But, he said they have already cashed the money.

So, here I am planning on taking a trip home in Sept and not knowing if I will have my passport back then. Hopefully, they will come through. I just can't believe the kind of these people are providing!

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Those that destroy there homes just because of the treasures they found outside will eventually sleep at the corridor when the pressures outside drive them back home. Think twice, Its good to be a good American but its great to be a patriotic Nigerian. Even though my other pali gives me opportunities NOW, I am a proud Nigerian and I will never forget home. HOME SWEET HOME. My Nigeria!!!

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This nairaland na rubbish we go heare and read,one day,we go hear say I we wan eraze Nigeria,my guy which passport take you cross go over to USA sef,have you asked yourself that,well I really do not blame you,maybe you have had it real rough here in Naija and was lucky to go over.Well if you like use am clean your yansh na you sabi,afterall no place like home,do you know how many people are proud of where they are from,how much more.

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common kokscity, even nigerians who were born in the US have nigerian passports. the most successful imigrants in the US where those who, yes, were glad to be US citizens but could anytime identify with their origins.

whats with the "should i burn it or whatever". pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

"amoye new US citizens ni alagbon" (singing)

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@Akolawole

@Kokscity

You better keep your nija pali o, ive got 6 of those palis, different different ones, but no matter how hard Nija is, im true 24/7.

Honestly, i feel more proud to answer "Im a Nigerian" than to answer as an "African American".

no offence y'all

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Your passport will come in handyif you do plan to visit Nigeria before it expires. Unless you plan on getting a Visa.

I have always had a Nigerian passport. I visit Nigeria often to keep renewing or getting a new one. Yes, I agree that besides at Murtala Muhammed, it's pretty much of no use. The only time I take mine out is at MM airport. But, I'd rather have it than have to get a visa on my Yankee or British passports. I take all of them with me when I am travelling home and depending on where I am show the appropriate one. You know there are no direct flights from here, so we have to fly through Europe. I show yankee passport at O'Hare, the British one in Europe, and the green one in Lagos.

My advice: Just hold on to the passport. You just never know,

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Na whaoo remeber say b4 u get us pali na 9ja pali u get,u

use enter Usa,now wey god don help you,u one burn our pali no be so,u should keep d pali,9ja is the best land ok 4get about wetin dey usa,one day u will come back 2 9ja,i be runs man and i know wats going on so 4get abt burning thd green pali.

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Original Americans knows themselves, but "being what you are is the best".

Go and ask John Fashanu: British/Nigeria

Linford Christie : British/Jamaica

Even our own Harry Akande will have story to tell you.

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U'll never give up my bro kokscity keep trying.

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@Topic

Thanks for all your contributions people. I will take Mocahfella's advice, and keep it as a historic document. I am a first generation American, and therefore when or if i ever have kids, i want them to know my journey, and some of their history. Thanks Mocha!

Kokscity is Proud to be An American,

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@Topic

I have one more day, before i make a decision on my Nigerian Passport. If you have any ideas please post.

Thanks

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@Mocha

That is a great point. Thanks Bro!

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yes, "mocha" is coffee, arabian I beleive. It's also another way of refering to "dark brown". So Mochafella == Dark Brown Fellow.

Keep the passport, such valuable documents should not be tossed, except it is necessary. Besides, "once an immigrant, always an immigrant" especially if you are 1st generation. Keeping it is not a reflection on your love/hate for your new/old nationality, I see it as a matter of practicality. If anything, you can show your grand-kids when you have them.

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@Mocha

What kind of name is that anyway? It sounds like something str8 out of starbucks.So what do suggest i do with my green passport? It still has some valid Visas in it. To the UK and Schegen Visas still valid.

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@Mocha

She is a tough chic. She has some balls of steel. Some men in here have bosoms of steel.Virozuru never backs down. I can tell you from experience.......I have felt her "Bite"

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@Layi

Na wa for you Oh! No make i open your nyash for this post. U know say i no send you any message abi?. U need to watch what comes out of your mouth bro. U are now a Hater all of a sudden abi? Men Grow the Bleep up!!!!!! Shame on you..........

@Zuru

Thanks my sister. I see you are stirring things up in the Racism section. U have "Balls of Steel". Do not let anyone intimidate you.

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Kokscity!!!! boi!! u ain't normal! lol lol nawww

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@Terry

I am not yet a marine, I said i am going to see if i can join them or the US Army. I also will have to turn down your application, because sounds like you might have bad intentions and i smell fraud. But consider your request denied!

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Kokscity,

The US Marines,

U. S. A.

Dear Sir,

                                   APPLICATION FOR A GREEN PASSPORT

Sir, I humbly write to apply for your green passport with reference to your advert on Nairaland forum on the 7th of February, 2006.

I am a health young Nigerian who haven't seen a green passport before.

I promise to do my best to make use of this passport.

I shall be very glad if my request is granted.

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                                                                                                   Yours Faithfully,

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@Hotstepper

Good points, but if you read my post, you will know that i do not have anything to do with a Nigerian Passport. I am a die hard Fan of the USA. And when i swore in, they whole USCIS office knew i was proud to be an American. My point is i do not want dual citizenship and if i have to go home, i will get a visa. I will rather die American, than carry two passports while travelling. This ain't no joke. Infact i am looking to Join the Marines or US Army soon.(If i can pass boot camp). There is no sentiments here people i just need to know what i should do with that green passport. Please more suggestions. Maybe i can return it to the Nigerian embassy in NYC?

@Debanjee

Trust me i am not Posing for you or anyone else.You do not have anything to gain or lose.Read my previous threads from my profile, and you will see why i am doing what i am doing.

Kokscity will continue to Live free or die!!!!!

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KokSity...You never hear of dual citzenship?so because you have an american pali,you now want to bone naija passport...its cool but when you going back to naija,you gonna pay visa fees and immigration bois go disturb you for airport until you pay egunje

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