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How to Apply for International Passport in Nigeria (2020)

Getting a new International Passport in Nigeria is an uphill task as one has to contend with middlemen all through the process of application if one is not armed with the relevant information.

As a result of the numerous middlemen’s involvement in the passport application process, Nigerians end up spending much more than the stipulated amount of money to get their passports.

Some Nigerians don’t even know where to go get their International Passports.

In view of these, we have highlighted the step-by-step process for you to deal with all your passports problems below:

Nigerian Passports

How to Apply for the Nigerian International Passport

Below is how to apply for a fresh international passport in Nigeria:

  1. Complete passport application form online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference Number.
  2. Print out Guarantor’s form (using Application ID and Reference number) to be signed by a guarantor and commissioner of oath in a competent court
  3. Submit the completed passport application form with other requirements in person at the passport office selected during the online payment process for further processing.
  4. Applicants are required to appear at the chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing.

How to Renew Expired International Passport in Nigeria

The below steps are required to renew expired passports in Nigeria:

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference.
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during the online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit an application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. Applicants are required to appear at the chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing if the current passport is more than six (6) months old.

How to Renew International Passport in Nigeria (Exhausted Visa Pages)

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference.
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during the online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit an application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing if the current passport is more than six (6) months old

How to Re-apply for Damaged International Passport in Nigeria

Below are the steps to reapply for a damaged international passport in Nigeria:

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference.
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit an application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. Applicants are required to appear at the chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing if the current passport is more than six (6) months old.

How to Re-apply for a Lost International Passport in Nigeria

To replace your lost international passport in Nigeria, you need to:

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference.
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during the online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit an application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. Applicants are required to appear at the chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing if the current passport is more than six (6) months old.

How to Change Data on International Passport in Nigeria

To change data on your international passport due to marital status, you should:

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference.
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during the online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit an application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. Applicants are required to appear at the chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing if the current passport is more than six (6) months old.

How to Correct Error(s) on the International Passport in Nigeria

To correct errors on your international passport in Nigeria, you have to:

  1. 1. Complete passport application online and pay a non-refundable administrative charge. (alphabet correction and re-arrangement of names attracts no administrative charge)
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja for further processing.
  3. Nigerians in Diaspora are to submit an application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. After approval, proceed to pay online for a passport booklet.
  5. Applicants are required to appear at the chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing if the current passport is more than six (6) months old.

Others: Replacement of name(s)/ Addition of name(s)/ Deletion of name(s)/ Rearrangement of name(s)

  1. Complete passport application online and pay non-refundable administrative charge.
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja for further processing
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit an application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. After approval, proceed to pay online for a passport booklet. 5. Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for a photograph and biometric data capturing if the current passport is more than six (6) months old.

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