Nigeria International Passport Application Requirements and Steps – Renewal

The Nigerian International passports is a very important document issued to Nigerian citizens to travel outside of Nigeria. If any Nigerian citizens will have to travel then should have the  “Nigerian Passport“. This page as well explained and listed out Nigeria International Passport application requirements and steps.

So just in case you do not know how to go about the e-passport online application then you have to use this offline method apply for the international passport without going online yourself. This will require you to visit any NIS office. But before then see steps, requirements and documents you need for this task.

 

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Types of Nigerian Passport Booklets

There are two kinds of booklets obtainable in the immigration office when applying for the Nigerian International Passports, they are as follows;

  • The 32-page passport booklets and
  • The 64-page passport booklets

The 32-page passport booklets: simple are booklets that contains 32 pages where stamps will be placed on when you are going out and coming into a country. So after the 32-page passport booklets is filled with stamps you have to apply for a renewal. If you are not a regular traveler then its better to go for this because when it expires whether u have used it or not you will still have to renew your passport which new booklet will be printed again for you.

While The 64-page passport booklets is also a 64 pages booklets where stamps are placed on as you enter and go out of any countries you travel to. However, its advised that if you are a regular traveler then its very important that you apply for the The 64-page passport booklets so that it doesn’t get filled up quickly.

 

How Much Is The Cost Of An International Passport In Nigeria?

Just as the booklets defers also the cost for Nigeria International Passport application defers too. Usually it cost from #20,000 upwards. When you get to the NIS office you will see the available prices – depending applicant age, booklet type, availability of booklets and how urgent you may need it.

 

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Requirements For Nigeria Passport

There basic requirements for issuance of E-Passport to person below 18years old and between 18years-60years old. If you are between 18years-60years old here are things to note as the requirements for Nigeria

Between 18years-60years old:

  • Birth Certificate or sworn declaration of age obtained from any court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Letter of Identification from your “Local Government Area” chairman or secretary.
  • Two (2) Recent coloured passport photographs.
  • Duly filled guarantor’s from-sworn to before a high court judge. Please note that the Garantor MUST possess any TWO (2) of the underlisted documents:
    (a) A valid E-passport
    (b) A valid National Identity Card
    (c) A valid National driver’s licence
    (d) Voters Card

Including TWO (2) recent passport photograph should be included along side with garantor’s documents.

  • If You are a married woman applying for e-Passport then you have to present a marriage certificate or affidavit of marriage from the court.

If you are person below 18years old:

  • Birth Certificate or National population commission (NPC) registration of birth.
  • Letter of Identification from your “Local Government Area” chairman or secretary.
  • Two (2) Recent coloured passport photographs.
  • Letter of consent from both parents with their TWO (2) passport photographs and photograph of their identity or international passport.

 

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Sample of Nigeria International Passport

Image of Nigeria International Passport

“Nigeria International Passport Samples”

 

How To Apply Nigeria E-Passport In Nigeria

You have to understand that procedures here is an offline application for e-passport in Nigeria. So here is the process if you are applying for the first time:

No1. Visit any immigration office in the state where you are.

No2. Any of the officers there should attend to you by giving you a form to fill up your information. The information you are expected to fill when you get to NIS office, includes the details of your:

  • Title (Dr, Mrs, Miss, etc)
  • Last Name ………………..
  • First Name………………..
  • Middle Name………………..
  • Gender………………..
  • Date of Birth………………..
  • Place of Birth………………..
  • Permanent address………………..
  • City of your permanent address………………..
  • State of your permanent address………………..
  • Contact phone number………………..
  • Email address………………..
  • Local Government arena of address………………..
  • State of origin ………………..
  • Home town address………………..
  • Occupation………………..
  • Maiden Name (for married women only)………………..
  • Marital status………………..
  • Colour of eye………………..
  • Colour of Hair………………..
  • Height (in cm)………………..
  • Indicate if any special features found on you………………..
  • Passport Booklet type (32pages or 64pages)………………..
  • Name of Next of Kin………………..
  • Relationship of your next of kin………………..
  • contact phone number of your next of kin………………..
  • Contact address of your next of kin………………..
  • Local Government Area of address of your next of kin………………..
  • City/State………………..
  • Your Signature and date…………………

No3. Now after filling the form correctly, you will have to attach an original copy of your “Date of Birth Certificate” and “Local Government of Identity certificate”. A photocopy will be made to attach with the form you filled then your original copy of your documents will be given to you back.

No4. Also you will attach TWO recent photograph passport of you with the form and photocopied documents.

No5. Your form will then be submitted for approval, where by you will be called upon for the biometric and image acquisition.

No6. After the biometric and image acquisition the next is to have patient for you Nigeria Passport booklet to be printed.

No7. Once its printed and you have been called upon to collect, then the approval room will also have to link your data with the passport number, also linking it online in such that when ever your passport number is typed in an online official portal, your data will appear as the owner of the “Nigeria International Passport“.

And that is all about applying for E-passport from Nigeria without an online application. You can now go and get your visa or book your flight…

How Long It Takes To Collect Your E-Passport Booklet

When there is availability of booklets then that means applicants can take it that same day or latest 1week late. But where there is no booklets then sometimes it may take from 2weeks to 1months for collection of booklets. It also depends on the Immigration officer that attended to you during the beginning of the process.

 

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