Guidance

Nigeria: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

Documents

Country policy and information note: medical and healthcare issues, Nigeria, January 2020

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Country background note: Nigeria, January 2020

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Country policy and information note: female genital mutilation (FGM), Nigeria, August 2019

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Country policy and information note: trafficking of women, Nigeria, July 2019

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Country policy and information note: sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, Nigeria, April 2019

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Country policy and information note: actors of protection, March 2019

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Country policy and information note: internal relocation, March 2019

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Country policy and information note: Boko Haram, Nigeria, January 2019

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Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

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Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 21 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Removed 'Biafran separatists' country policy and information note to review and update the country information content.

  2. Replaced 'Biafran separatists' country policy and information note with 'Biafran secessionist groups'.

  3. Added Country policy and information note Nigeria: Biafran separatists document.

  4. Added Country policy and information note: medical and healthcare issues, Nigeria, January 2020.

  5. Replaced Country background note: May 2019 with Country background note: January 2020.

  6. Removed country information and guidance on women fearing gender-based harm or violence.

  7. Information on prison conditions removed as it is now out of date.

  8. Updated country policy and information note on female genital mutilation (FGM).

  9. Updated country policy and information note on trafficking of women.

  10. Replaced the country policy and information note: trafficking of women, Nigeria, July 2019.

  11. Updated CPIN on trafficking of women.

  12. Country background note published.

  13. Updated information on sexuality and gender identity published.

  14. Updated background note and added internal relocation note

  15. New document added on Boko Haram.

  16. New country policy and information note: medical and healthcare issues, Nigeria, August 2018.

  17. New country policy information notes on female genital mutilation (FGM).

  18. First published.