How to apply for international passport in Nigeria

by Abdulrazaq
How to apply for international passport in Nigeria
How to apply for international passport in Nigeria

Do you want to travel to other countries for business, visit purpose or school or tourism? Without having an accredited international passport, you would not be granted an opportunity to enter into other country that is not yours. Here, we shall show with you how to apply for international passport in Nigeria very fast step by step.

International passport works exactly like the way voter card or driving license does. Without having it, Nigerian immigration officers at the airport will not allow you to leave Nigeria. If you can leave Nigeria without international passport, any country you are going to land will not allow you to stay there with peace of mind.

Currently, the price for applying international passport in Nigeria 25, 000 Naira. There is also a one that cost 70 thousand Naira. If you are looking to apply for the least one that has five years expiring period, then you can apply for the one of thirty five thousand Naira or twenty five thousand Naira.

Before we start, let’s first look at the requirements involved in applying for international passport in Nigeria.

Requirements for international passport in Nigeria 2022

  • National Identification Number (NIN).
  • Local Government letter of identification.
  • Birth certificate / age declaration.
  • 2 recent color passport photographs.
  • Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate / High Court Judge.
  • Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years.
  • Marriage certificate where applicable.

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Now, by following the guides we shared below, you would know how to apply for international passport and get it very fast in Nigeria after application. As usual, Passport Processing application takes up to 6 weeks for first time applicants.

However, in Nigeria, there are five different types of international passports issued by Nigerian immigration service. The five types of international passports in Nigeria are Standard, Diplomatic, Official, Seamans and Pilgrims. What type of traveler are you?

Here are the step by step guides on how to apply for any type of international passport in Nigeria this 2022:

Step by step guides about how to apply for international passport in Nigeria

  1. Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal
  2. Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:
    • e-Passport Application Form
    • 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):
    • 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.
    • Go to the “Query your Application Payment Status” and enter your Passport Application ID and Reference No.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • You can now print a Receipt or an Acknowledgement Slip by using the buttons on this page. (You will need them for your interview).
    • 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.
    • 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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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Requirements for applying official Passport in Nigeria

  1. Letter of introduction from appropriate State Government, Federal Government Ministry / Organization.
  2. Marriage certificate where applicable
  3. Police report in case of lost passport
  4. Letter of appointment / last promotion .
  5. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

Seamans passport

  1. Local Government letter of identification 
  2. Birth certificate / age declaration
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs 
  4. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission 

While applying for international passport in Nigeria, please take the following notes into consideration:

  • 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.

Conclusion

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Reference(s)


  • Title: Passport Application Guidelines | Site name: THE NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION PORTAL | URL: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/?p=passportguidelines | date retrieved: 20th April 2022.

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