Registering at the consulate is an administrative formality for Nigeriens residing abroad. It is a prerequisite for consular protection and the various services provided by the Embassy.
Consulate registration aims at knowing and locating the Nigerien community, building up a solid database of that community, facilitating the exercise of consular protection, enabling voter registration, and receiving information from the Embassy. The consular registration application must include a photocopy of the Nigerien identification document (Niger national identity card or passport) and one (01) recent identity photograph of the applicant.
The consulate registration is embodied by a consulate card valid for three years. After the registration, any change of situation (civil status, address, profession, etc.) must be reported to the Embassy. In the event of a permanent return to Niger, all registered persons must request their cancellation from the registration data bank. The issuance of the consular registration card is subject to the collection fee of £10.
Laissez-passer or Sauf-conduit is an official emergency travel document, valid for up to 30 days, for a return to Niger. This document is issued exceptionally by the Embassy or consulate to the Niger nationals in his constituency, who do not have passports (loss, theft, expulsion). Being a travel document, the issuance of the pass meets the same requirements as the establishment of a passport.
In case of passport loss or theft, the pass request file includes the request of the person concerned, the consular card for the residents, the declaration of loss or theft issued by the local police authorities, and a copy of the passport. Old passport or Nigerien identity card or nationality certificate, two passport photos, and a copy of the plane ticket. It is the responsibility of the person concerned to obtain a declaration of loss/theft by the local police authorities.
Transcription consists of registering with the consular services of the embassy civil status documents (birth, marriage, death, divorce, etc.) drawn up by the competent foreign authorities of the embassy’s jurisdiction. This is a mandatory preliminary step in obtaining Nigerien documents.
The only documentation of persons of Nigerien nationality may be transcribed on the consular registers of the civil status of the Embassy. The transcription file must include the legalised copy of the document to be transcribed and the copy of the consular card of the concerned person or a valid Nigerien identity document for Nigeriens not residing in the district of the Embassy. In the case of a minor, a copy of the Nigerien identity document and the consular registration card of at least one of the two parents is also required. The transcript is subject to the collection of chancery fees of £20.
At the request of Nigerien nationals residing in the Embassy district, the consular service of the Embassy prepares various acts: registration of NGOs, attestation of concordance, marriage certificate, conciliation, alimony, the amicable settlement of differences, etc.
The declaration of loss is equivalent to a cancellation of the passport. If the passport declared lost or stolen is found after the declaration of loss/theft is established, this passport would be unusable. In the event of expulsion, a document establishing nationality or any other means, including the hearing of the person concerned or the testimony of two Nigeriens registered at the consulate, two 2 × 2 identity photos, an official request from the authorities from the competent foreign jurisdiction of the consulate, and a copy of the expulsion decision.
The issuance of the laissez-passer entitles the consulate to levy the same chancery fees as the passport establishment, namely £60.
The consular service of the Embassy draws up, at the request of Nigerien nationals residing in the district of the consulate, various acts: registration of NGOs, certificate of concordance, marriage certificate, conciliation, alimony, the amicable settlement of difference, etc.
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