Requirements to Apply for Nigeria International Passport

Nigeria International Passport is an important document every traveler MUST have along side with him/her, its shows every bio about you – who you are, where you are coming from, your date of birth, residential address, date of application for the Nigeria International Passport and date it will expire. Also every passport comes with a serial number (special number or code) which only your passport should have.

Most pople have been asking online how to apply for Nigeria International Passport and what is the cost of applying and how long it takes to get the passport. All of this questions has been addressed on this page. So all you have to do is follow every steps or instructions given on this page and you will get it right.

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What is an International Passport?

An international passport  (also called passport) is an identification document that’s issued by a government or governing authority to the citizen to travel abroad within the country of residence.  In Nigeria there when ever you see a passport with a “GREEN COVER” then you should be able to identify that its a Nigeria passport. Although some other countries may also be issuing passport with a GREEN COVER, but there are still other signs to indicate / differentiate a Nigeria International Passport from other passports.

How to Identify Nigeria International Passport

  • The passport should come in GREEN COVER form
  • A bludly written “FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA” you will see
  • The Nigeria coat of arm will also be printed on the green-front-cover
  • Now checking the inside of the passport, on the first page you will see your passport, and your Bio-data as listed above. also with  the Nigeria coat of arm printed on it.

Here is a sample of a Nigeria International Passport:

sample of a Nigeria International Passport
This is just a Front-view of the Nigeria International Passport (with a Green cover)


inside view of Nigeria international passport for Nigeria
inside view of Nigeria international passport for Nigeria

Types of Nigeria International Passport you can Apply for:

  • Diplomatic Passport
  • Official Passport
  • Standard Nigeria Passport
  • Pilgrims Passport
  • Seaman’s Book (Certificate of Identity)

Please note that their requirements slightly varies.

Requirements to Apply for Nigeria International Passport

Before going into the requirements you need to understand that there are effective ways to apply for Nigeria International Passport which are;

  • to to apply for Nigeria International Passport  Online
  • to to apply for Nigeria International Passport  at any Nigeria Immigration Service Office located in your state.

After this been noted we can now proceed to requirements…

  1. Local Government letter of identification.
  2. Birth certificate / age declaration.
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs
  4. Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate /  High Court Judge
  5. Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years
  6. Marriage certificate where applicable
  7. Police report incase of lost passport
  8. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission


For Official Passport

  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

For Seamans Book Requirement

  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

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Nigeria International Passport Online Application Guidelines

    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.

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.

For 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 Application Online and Off-line

According to the statement, a 64-page frequent travellers passport would be obtained at N20,000. A passports for 18 to 60 year-olds would go for N15,000 while those for people below 18 years as well as 60 years and above would be procured at N8,750.

How Long It Takes to Obtain an International Passport

When you go to the office for the application, you can get the international passport that same day of you application. But ONLY when your referrers names and signatures are good to to.


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