Nigerian International Passport Application Complete Guides

Nigerian International Passport Application Complete Guides – This article offers a complete guide to Nigerians who wish to apply for the Nigerian Green Passport which would aide them to travel overseas.

The Nigerian Green Passport have been enhanced and changed from the standard it’s use to be. The new Passport which is Enhanced E-Passport have new modern features which distinguishes it from the previous look. The Enhanced E-Passport offers more authenticity while compared to the previous passport issued to Nigerians.

ABOUT THE ENHANCED E-PASSPORT

The Enhanced E-Passport is part of the reforms just approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Enhanced E-Passport is product of intensive review of the existing E-Passport Booklet which have been in existence and circulated for over 10 years and has validity of just 5 years.

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BENEFITS & FEATURES OF THE ENHANCED E-PASSPORT

The benefits of the Enhanced E-passport issue by the Nigerian immigration includes;

. Introduction of a new Security Enhanced E-passport

. Poly-carbonate Technology that enhances the quality of the Passport

. Ten (10) years validity periods that saves frequent visit to Immigration Passport office

. Automation of issuance process to bring about transparency and address touting or middlemen

. Payment strictly online

. Provision of conducive processing environment for applicants

. Provision of effective and compliant address mechanism

. Introduction of electronic document management system that will ensure

1. Tracking of Application

2. Effective communication with applicants on status of application and collection

3. Eliminate human interference

4. Enhances storage document system

5. Enhances prompt decision making

6. Ease process flow

CATEGORIES OF ENHANCED E-PASSPORT

These includes;

1. 32 page 5-year validity (Adults & Minors)

2. 64 page 5-year validity (Adults & Minor)

3. 64 page 10-year validity (18+) only

There is option to pick from any of the above. Children less than 18 years can choose from between 1 and 2. The 10 years validity is not for persons below 18 years based on ICAO specifications and due to expected change in their physical appearance.

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NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT COST/PRICE

1. 32 page 5-year validity passport cost N25,000 with equivalent of $130

2. 64 page 5-year validity passport cost N35,000 with equivalent of $150

3. 64 page 10-year validity passport for Adult only (18 years and above) cost N70,000 with equivalent of $230

4. 32 page 5-year passport official passport cost N15,000

NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT RENEWAL

Nigerian whose passport has expired can apply for renewal at the any office of the Immigration nationwide or Embassies Abroad

REQUIREMENTS FOR NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT APPLICATION

The requirements for the Nigerian International Passport Enhanced E-Passport is the same as the requirements for the old passport.

. Certificate of birth or age declaration

. Local Government Origin Certificate or Local Government attestation

. Two passport Photography

. Provision of National identification Number (NIN). This is very compulsory

NB: Data on the old passport is the same as the Enhanced E-passport

HOW TO APPLY FOR NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT/ ENHANCED E-PASSPORT

. Get the requirement ready

. Apply online by clicking on the passport application you want e.g fresh, renewal, lost, damage, correction of data

. Complete the online application form, select the office in the state you wish to obtain the passport, proceed to make payment online and obtain reference number and application ID.

. Proceed to the passport office you selected during the application with the requirements including evidence of payment

. Nigerians in diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigerian Embassy/High Commission or consulate selected during online application

NB: Applicants are required to appear at the passport office selected during online application for photograph and Bio-metrics data capturing if current passport is more than six month old

FOR ENQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS 

Contact passport and other travel documents directorate via dcgptd@immigration.gov.ng

Nigerian International Passport

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