Official Passport


    • Commissioners (members of the State Executive Council), Special Assistants and Special Advisors
    • Senior Government Officials in the rank of Deputy Directors and above in the Federal Civil Service
    • Senior Government Officials from the rank of Directors and above in the State Civil Service
    • Deputy General Managers and above in Federal and State Parastatals
    • Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretaries of Local Government Councils
    • Staff from the rank of Deputy Director and above in CBN and their equivalent in Federal owned Banks and allied institutions
    • Colonel and above in the Army and their equivalent in the Navy and Air force
    • ACP and above (NPF), ACSIO in DSS
    • AC and above in paramilitary Services
    • Vice and Deputy Vice Chancellors of Federal and State Universities and their equivalents in the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education
    • Immigration, Military and Police Officers on Peace keeping Missions
    • 1st Class Traditional Rulers / Chiefs
    • Senior Government Officials i.e. GL.08-14 on Official assignment abroad provided there is an SGF / SSG approval for such official trips


  1. Letter of application / introduction from the Applicant’s Organization
  2. 2 passport photographs
  3. Last promotion letter or Letter of Appointment
  4. Photocopy of valid official identity card
  5. Evidence of Age
  6. Certificate of returns from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or States Electoral Commission (SEC) (For Political office holders)

How to Apply

  • Introduction/ application letter from the applicant’s MDA should be submitted to the Office of the Comptroller General at the NIS Headquarters, Abuja.
  • Applications from States and Local Government Authority shall be submitted through the offices of the Comptrollers of Immigration Service in the State Commands and the Local Government Divisional Immigration Officer respectively.


N6, 750.00 (exclusive of bank charges)


2 working days after enrolment of biometric data (if all requirements are met)


  • Letters of requests for Official Passports shall be signed by the Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Ministries/Heads of Agencies or the Secretaries to the State Governments (SSG) only
  • No person shall hold two (2) valid passports of the same type concurrently
  • At expiration of office, holding Diplomatic/Official Passport becomes unauthorized and must be returned to the Comptroller General of Immigration.

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