How to apply for international passport in Nigeria

How to apply for international passport in Nigeria

 

Today we are going to guide you on how to apply for international passport in Nigeria

  1. Visit the Nigeria Immigration Portal www.portal.immigration.gov.ng
  2.  click on the applicable application form to begin the process:
  • e-Passport Application Form
  • MRP – Passport Application Form, note that it is not for all Mission
  1. Choose a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then tap on ‘Start Application’ button.
  2. Fill the Application form; check on the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box then click the PRINT Button to print filled form.
  3. Click on ‘Submit Application button to view ‘Applicant details page’
  4. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
  5. Select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button
    1. Select the currency suitable for your payment
    2. If you selected option to pay in Naira, you will be encouraged to select Pay Type (payment method): Bank, Credit OR Debit card,
      1. If you propose to pay at a bank, selected “Bank” and click continue,
  • View the list of partaking 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, advance 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 use the “Validation Number” for confirmation of payment on the portal. (For use of your Validation Number, see the section on Validation Number below)
      1. If you anticipate to pay through Credit or Debit card, select “Credit/Debit card” and click continue,
  • You will be required to fill in your log-in authorizations.
  • After filling in, click “Login” button and you will be Directed to the payment portal
  • For going on 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 created. 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 your payment, having gotten the “Validation Number”, proceed to the NIS portal for validation of payment:

  • Click on 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.
  • Recall that Validation Number has been generated after payment through Bank also.
  • Click on the “Search Record” button and you will be directed 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 print

Passport required, Standard Passport and official passport

Standard Passport

  • Local Government letter of identification.
  • Birth certificate or age declaration.
  • 2 recent color passport
  • Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate /  High Court Judge
  • Parents’ letter of consent for juveniles under 16 years
  • Marriage certificate if needed
  • Police report in case of lost passport
  • Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

List of 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 AND ABOVE
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 AND ABOVE
32 Pages 65 94 65
64 Pages 125 125 125

Official Passport

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

Seamans Book Requirement

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

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
    • Driving License or National Identity Card

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