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By JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO/How To/Thursday, July 8, 2021

A Guide on How to Apply for International Passport in Nigeria

                              
                            

how to register for International Passport in Nigeria
Have you been searching for a way to apply for your National passport, Do you want to apply any of the Airline travel routes and you have been denied, are you finding it difficult to register for an online passport? Search no more because this article is for you. We are going to spell-out the step-by-step procedures for the application of Passport in Nigeria, how long it will take to get the passport in Nigeria, how much it will cost, how much is international passport and how much is passport renewal in Nigeria. Let's go!

How to apply for Passport in Nigeria?

  • Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal
  • Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process (e-Passport Application Form)
  • You will be directed to MRP - Passport Application Form (Not Applicable In All Missions)
  • Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then click on ‘Start Application’ button
  • 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
  • Click on 'Submit Application' button to view ‘Applicant details page’
  • Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
  • Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button
  • 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 Pay Type (payment method): “Bank”, “Credit OR Debit card”
  • If you intend to pay at a bank, selected “Bank” and click continue
  • View the list of participating banks and then click on ‘Continue’
  • The "Print Acknowledgment" button will help you print "Payment Acknowledgment Slip" with Transaction ID, Application ID & Reference Number
  • With the copy of your Payment acknowledgement slip, proceed to a participating bank for payment
  • 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)
  • If you intend to pay through Credit/Debit card, select "Credit/Debit card" and click continue
  • You will be required to fill in your log-in credentials
  • After filling in, click "Login" button and you will be sent to the payment portal
  • For proceeding with the payment click the "PAY" button
  • Payment portal display application details, click on “Continue” button
  • You will be prompted to "Value Card" payment page, provide information of your card & Click on "OK" button
  • After payment, the "Validation Number" is generated. Store it and use it to confirm the payment. You can also print a receipt by clicking the "Print the Receipt" button
  • Using your Validation Number

  • After payment, having obtained the "Validation Number", proceed to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment
  • 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
  • For Payment Outside of Nigeria

    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. 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.

    To print your NIS e-Receipt

  • On the portal home page, click on the ‘Query your application payment status’ link
  • At the next page, select ‘Passport’ as an option under the ‘Application Type’ drop down
  • Enter the following details; Application ID, Reference Number, Validation Number (if applicable)
  • Submit the details
  • Your full application details shall be returned
  • Scroll down the page and click on ‘Print receipt’
  • You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt in a new window
  • Click on ‘Print this receipt’ to send a copy to the printer
  • To generate your Passport Guarantor's Form

  • Click on passport guarantor’s form at the home page of the Nigeria Immigration Service
  • Enter reference and id number generated on the acknowledgment slip
  • Click Print to print out first page and next to print out second page (You will still be required to click the Print button)
  • General Documents required for interview for a Standard Passport;

  • Local Government letter of identification
  • Birth certificate / age declaration
  • 2 recent colour 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
  • Police report incase of lost passport
  • Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission.

    Official Passport

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

    Seamans Book Requirement

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

    How long does it take to get a Passport in Nigeria?

    A new passport application takes around 48 hours to process after your biometric data has been captured. In some cases, it has been known to take up to a month to process, so make sure you apply well in advance.

    How much is Nigerian Passport?

    The cost of the Nigerian international passport for the new 64-page passport is ?70,000 with a 10 year validity period and ?35,000 for five years. Applicants for the new 32-page passport with a five year validity period costs ?25,000 at the Nigerian immigration service office this July, 2021.

    How much is the Nigerian passport renewal fee?

    CATEGORIES 32-PAGE BOOKLETS AGE: 0 – 17 YRS AGE: 18 – 59 YRS Passport Booklet Fee ? 8,750 ? 15,000 Address Verification Fee ? 2,000 ? 2,000 TOTAL ? 10,750 ? 17,000 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;
  • Photocopy of Data page of Nigerian standard Passport and
  • Driving License or National Identity Card
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