Standard Passport

Requirements for obtaining Standard Passport

The standard passport can be obtained with any of the following reasons:

  1. Fresh (First) Application
  2. Re-Issuance of Passport
Fresh Passport Application Requirements

 

Adult (18 years and above)

  1. Letter of identification from Local Government/State of origin or residence or National Identity Card OR Letter of introduction for employees of government as a Nigerian citizen stating Service Number, Length of Service and Designation/Rank. The letter must be accompanied with a valid staff identity card;
  2. Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor);
  3. Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor;
  4. Marriage certificate, where applicable;
  5. Birth Certificate (certificate issued by the National Population Commission shall be required from applicants whose date of birth is with effect from Dec 1992) or Age Declaration attached with one passport-sized photograph and duly endorsed by a Commissioner for Oaths
  6. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

Minor (under 18 years of age)

  1. Completed passport application form attached with 1 passport sized photograph of minor to be endorsed on the reverse side by the consenting parent/s;
  2. Evidence of Nigerian citizenship of parent/s;
  3. Birth certificate (certificate must be issued by the National Population Commission for minors born within Nigeria);
  4. Letter of consent from both parents (Court Order to support a parent’s unavailability);
  5. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment;

Court Order and Letter of approval from State Ministry of Women and Child Development (This Requirement is strictly for adopted child)

Citizenship by Naturalization

  1. Certificate of Naturalization duly issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  2. Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor)
  3. Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor
  4. Marriage certificate where applicable
  5. Birth Certificate or data page of previous passport as evidence of age
  6. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

Citizenship by Registration

  1. Certificate of Registration duly issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
  2. Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor);
  3. Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport; and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor;
  4. Marriage certificate where applicable;
  5. Birth Certificate or data page of previous passport as evidence of age;
  6. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.
Re-Issuance of Passport

 

Expired Validity

  • Application Letter;
  • Passport Booklet;
  • Photocopy of Data Page of Passport;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment

Unexpired Validity

  • Application Letter;
  • Passport Booklet;
  • If Validity is more than Six (6) Months, Applicant should state reason(s);
  • Photocopy of Data Page of Passport;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment.
  • Application Letter;
  • Passport Booklet;
  • Photocopies of Data Page;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment.
  • Application Letter stating circumstances of Damage;
  • Damaged Passport Booklet;
  • Photocopies of Data Page;
  • Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of damaged passport deposed to by applicant;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment.
  • Application Letter stating circumstances/place of loss;
  • Extract of Police Report of Lost Passport;
  • In case of loss due to fire outbreak, Fire Service Report is mandatory;
  • Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of lost passport deposed to by applicant and applicant’s passport photo attached;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and evidence of payment.

*NB: Where a passport was declared lost and reissued, if recovered, the holder shall immediately notify the Nigeria Immigration Service of recovery and submit passport for cancellation.

Married

  1. Application Letter;
  2. Copy of Marriage Certificate or Declaration of Marriage;
  3. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant;
  4. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name (21 days after publication);
  5. Statutory evidence of change of name (if resident outside Nigeria in lieu of iii and iv);
  6. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of Passport;
  7. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment;

Divorced

  1. Application Letter
  2. Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute or Declaration of Divorce
  3. Evidence of Maiden Name
  4. In case of Re-marriage, Certificate of Marriage with Current Spouse
  5. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant;
  6. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name (21 days after publication)
  7. Statutory evidence of change of name (if resident outside Nigeria in lieu of v and vi)
  8. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of passport.
  9. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment

Widowed

  1. Application Letter;
  2. Certificate of Death of spouse from National Population Commission (NPC);
  3. Evidence of Maiden Name;
  4. In case of Re-marriage, Certificate of Marriage with Current Spouse;
  5. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant;
  6. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name (21 days after publication);
  7. Statutory evidence of change of name (if resident outside Nigeria in lieu of v and vi);
  8. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of passport;
  9. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment.

Due to Correction of Error(s)

  1. Application Letter stating reason(s) for change;
  2. If more than one [1] alphabet, attach evidence of payment of non-refundable Administrative Charge of N30,000.00 only;
  3. Previous documentary evidences to support request;
  4. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of correction of error, deposed to by Applicant;
  5. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page;
  6. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment of passport fees if application is approved;

Others

  • Replacement of names
  • Addition of names
  • Deletion of names
  • Rearrangement of names
  1. Application Letter stating reasons for the request and attached with evidence of payment of non-refundable Administrative Charge of N30,000.00 only
  2. Previous documentary evidences to support request
  3. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant with passport sized photograph attached
  4. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of name 21 days after the publication
  5. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of passport
  6. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment of passport fees if application is approved
Fees for Passport and Others

Note: All fees are exclusive of bank charges, ₦2000 Address Verification fee.

Administrative charges are non-refundable and payment of passport fees for such cases are subject to approval of application.

No age classification for 64 pages.

 

CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦8,750 ₦15,000 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL ₦10,750 ₦17,000 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
Expired Validity
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦8,750 ₦15,000 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL ₦10,750 ₦17,000 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
Unexpired Validity
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦8,750 ₦15,000 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL ₦10,750 ₦17,000 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦8,750 ₦15,000 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL ₦10,750 ₦17,000 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000
Married
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee  ₦8,750  ₦8,750 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee  ₦2,000  ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL  ₦10,750  ₦10,750 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
Divorced
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee  ₦8,750  ₦8,750 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee  ₦2,000  ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL  ₦10,750  ₦10,750 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
Widowed
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee  ₦8,750  ₦8,750 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee  ₦2,000  ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL  ₦10,750  ₦10,750 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
One Alphabet

Administrative Charge (Not applicable)

CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦8,750 ₦15,000 ₦8,750 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
TOTAL ₦10,750 ₦17,000 ₦10,750 ₦22,000
Two or more Alphabets

Administrative Charge (₦30,000)

CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000
Administrative Charge (₦30,000)
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL  ₦22,000  ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000
Administrative Charge (₦30,000)
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL  ₦22,000  ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000
Deletion
Administrative Charge (₦30,000)
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000
Rearrangement Involving Surname
Administrative Charge (₦30,000)
CATEGORIES 32 PAGE BOOKLETS 64 PAGE BOOKLETS
AGE (0 to 17 years) AGE (18 to 59 years) AGE (60 years and above)
Passport Booklet Fee  ₦20,000  ₦20,000 ₦20,000 ₦20,000
Address Verification Fee  ₦2,000  ₦2,000 ₦2,000 ₦2,000
 TOTAL  ₦22,000  ₦22,000 ₦22,000 ₦22,000
Passport Timeline

 

PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMELINE
Category Timeline Processing Time
Fresh Application 48 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data
Re-Issuance of Passport
Renewal(Expired Validity) 72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data
Renewal(Unexpired Validity) 72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data
Exhausted Visa Pages 72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data
Damaged Visa 72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data
Lost Passport 72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data 10 Working days after receipt of application
Change of Data
Change of name due to change of marital status (Married/ Divorced/Widowed) 72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data 5 working days after receipt of application
Due to Correction of Errors 72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data 10 working days after receipt of application
Others
Replacement of Names

Addition of names

Deletion of names

Re-arrangement of names

 

72 hours after enrolment of Biometric Data

 

10 working days after receipt of application

Passport Application (How to Apply)

 

  1. Complete passport application form online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference Number. (Click here for payment instructions)
  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 (click here for guarantor’s requirement and form download)
  3. Submit completed passport application form with other requirements in person at passport office selected during online payment process for further processing.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are require to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old

    1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
    2. Submit application letter with other requirements at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja
    3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

    Note: Applicants are require to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online and pay non refundable administrative charge. (1 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 application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. After approval,  proceed to pay online for passport booklet (click here to proceed to online payment)

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  • 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
    • Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  3. After approval,  proceed to pay online for passport booklet (click here to proceed to online payment)

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

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