How to get International Passport in Nigeria, cost, applcation form & more


On this post you are going to learn how to how to get international passport in Nigeria. For so many reasons it Vita/Important to have the Nigeria international passport, it required in so many occasions most especially if you have intention of visiting any country outside Nigeria.

How to get international passport in Nigeria

How to get International Passport in Nigeria

It important to be aware that the old Nigerian passport is no longer valid and cannot be renewed, so holders should renew theirs to continue using the services of the Nigerian passport.
As stated at the Nigerian Immigration Service portal, the two types of Nigerian passports are official e-passport and standard e-passport. Although there are other types of passports in Nigeria, note that it varies from non-indigenes, children to adults e.t.c.

What are the different between 32pages International Passport & 64pages International Passport

Note that in Nigeria we now have 32pages International Passport, and there is 64pages. The 64-page e-Passport was introduced against the backdrop that Nigerians, especially frequent travellers especially businessmen easily exhausted their 32-page passports. It will also aid the individual travellers the cumbersome problem of having to carry bulky passport booklets.

Although, you almost can’t lay your hands on the 64 pages passport without first presenting your filled up or expired 32pages passport. This is in a bid to make sure that they (immigration officers) remain in business, as the official cost for making a 64pages international passport is what is collected for the 32 pages when you visit the Nigerian Immigration Service office.

General Documents Required For Interview For Different Types of Nigerian Passport

In order for you to obtain standered international passport in Nigera you are required to first obtain the below document, also note that there s no officials that offer or renew international passport except the Ngeria immigration. You must bring the following documents for an interview.

For Standard E-passport

  • Your birth certificate or age declaration
  • Letter of Identification from your Local Government
  • 2 recent coloured passport-sized photographs
  • Your marriage certificate wher necessary
  • Police report in case of an application for lost passport
  • Guarantor’s form sworn  before a commissioner of Oaths, High Court Judge or Magistrate
  • Letter of consent from parents for minors under the age of 1

For Official E-Passport

  • Letter of introduction from an appropriate Federal Government Ministry, State Government or Organisation
  • Marriage certificate where necessary
  • Letter of last promotion or appointment
  • Police report in case of lost passport
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Seamans Book Requirement

  • Birth certificate / age declaration
  • Local Government letter of identifications
  • 2 recent colour passport photographs
  • Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

Guide To Follow on How To Apply For Nigerian Passport Online

After obtaning the above requrement you then have to proceed to the application process which is usually done online by simply filling an application form on the Nigerian Immigration Portal. The process is easy and doesn’t required going into any stress.

Visit the Nigerian Immigration Portal

You must visit The official site for the application of Nigerian e-passport to start visit https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/epassport

Inernational Passport in Nigeria – General Procedures for Passport Application:

    1. Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal
    2. Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:
      1. e-Passport Application Form
      2. MRP – Passport Application Form (Not Applicable In All Missions)
    3. Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then click on ‘Start Application’ button.
    4. Fill the Application form; check the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box then click the “PRINT” Button to print filled form.
    5. Click on ‘Submit Application’ button to view ‘Applicant details page’
    6. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
    7. Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button
    8. Choose the currency you want to use for payment (Naira or US Dollars):
      1. If you selected option to pay in Naira, you will be prompted to select PayType (payment method): “Bank”, “Credit OR Debit card”,
        1. If you intend to pay at a bank, selected “Bank” and click continue,
          1. View the list of participating banks and then click on ‘Continue’.
          2. The “Print Acknowledgment” button will help you print “Payment Acknowledgment Slip” with Transaction ID, Application ID & Reference Number.
          3. With the copy of your Payment acknowledgement slip, proceed to a participating bank for payment.
          4. On making payment at the bank, you MUST be issued with an ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt that contains a “Validation Number”. You will need the “Validation Number” for confirmation of payment on the portal. (For use of your Validation Number, see the section on Validation Number below)
        2. If you intend to pay through Credit/Debit card, select “Credit/Debit card” and click continue,
          1. You will be required to fill in your log-in credentials.
          2. After filling in, click “Login” button and you will be sent to the payment portal
          3. For proceeding with the payment click the “PAY” button.
          4. Payment portal display application details, click on “Continue” button.
          5. You will be prompted to “Value Card” payment page, provide information of your card & Click on “OK” button
          6. After payment, the “Validation Number” is generated. Store it and use it to confirm the payment.
          7. You can also print a receipt by clicking the “Print the Receipt” button.
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International Passport in Ngeria – Using your Validation Number

        After payment, having obtained the “Validation Number”, proceed to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment:

        1. Go to the “Query your Application Payment Status” and enter your Passport Application ID and Reference No.
        2. If a “Validation Number” field appears, please enter the number from your ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt. Remember: Validation Number has been generated after payment through Bank also.
        3. Click the “Search Record” button and you will be sent to the “Applicant’s Details” page where a date for your interview has been generated.
        4. You can now print a Receipt or an Acknowledgement Slip by using the buttons on this page. (You will need them for your interview).
        5. You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt or Acknowledgement Slip in a new window. Click on “Print” button to send a copy to the printer.

International passport in Nigeria Payment Outside of Nigeria

      1. If you select a processing country other than Nigeria, your payment will be in US Dollars. You will be re-directed to an approved payment platform to complete your application and make your payment in US Dollars.
  1. On confirmation of payment, proceed for Interview with relevant documents. Please, note that your interview schedule, final e-receipt and acknowledgment slip are only accessible using your Validation Number.
  2. To print your NIS e-Receipt
    1. On the portal home page, click on the ‘Query your application payment status’ link
    2. At the next page, select ‘Passport’ as an option under the ‘Application Type’ drop down
    3. Enter the following details:
      • Application ID
      • Reference Number
      • Validation Number (if applicable)
    4. Submit the details
    5. Your full application details shall be returned
    6. Scroll down the page and click on ‘Print receipt’
    7. You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt in a new window
    8. Click on ‘Print this receipt’ to send a copy to the printer
  3. To generate your Passport Guarantor’s Form
    1. Click on passport guarantor’s form at the home page of the Nigeria Immigration Service
    2. Enter reference and id number generated on the acknowledgment slip
    3. Click Print to print out first page and next to print out second page (You will still be required to click the Print button)
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Cost of International Passport in Nigera

The Following Tables list Passport Application Fees by Age and Booklet type.

NIS PASSPORT FEE – APPLYING IN NIGERIA (NAIRA)

Booklet Type AGE 0 – 17 AGE 18 – 59 AGE 60+
32 Pages 8,750 15,000 8,750
64 Pages 20,000 20,000 20,000

NIS PASSPORT FEE – ALL EMBASSIES, CONSULATES & HIGH COMMISSIONS (US DOLLAR)

Booklet Type AGE 0 – 17 AGE 18 – 59 AGE 60+
32 Pages 65 94 65
64 Pages 125 125 125

Note:

  • Acknowledgment slip & payment receipt plus 2 recent photographs are applicable in all cases
  • Print out copy of duly completed application form
  • Take printed and signed application forms to Passport office / Embassy / High Commission for further processing
  • A guarantor must attach the following documents
    1. Photocopy of Data page of Nigerian standard Passport
    2. Driving License or National Identity Card

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Payment

NB: If you opt to pay in Naira, you would have to choose any of the payment method from these three options below and would be guided accordingly.

    1. Bank
    2. eWallet and
    3. Credit OR Debit card

When your payment is successful, you will be issued with a Validation Number, which should be a confirmation that you have made the necessary payments.

Print Form and attend interview

  • Proceed back to the home page of Nigerian Immigration Service.
  • Go to Query your Application Payment Status button
  • Enter your passport application reference No. and ID.
  • Click on Pay4Me button and your Validation Number will appear.
  • Click on the Search Record button to see applicant details which should contain the date for your interview.
  • Print Acknowledgement Slip or Receipt.
  • Take all necessary documents and print outs for the interview.

This is the complete process how you can get international passport in Nigeria easily. Note that some of this post content are copied from the immigration portal direct, this guaranteed assurance of details in this post. Also note that the prices of international passport listed on this post is not fixed, it subjected to change any time.

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  1. Muhammad Kamaludeen

    Must the guarantor has a driving liscence and asset

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