Reopening of Passport Application Portal

PRESS RELEASE

REOPENING OF PASSPORT APPLICATION PORTAL

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (CGI), Muhammad Babandede MFR, has announced the reopening of the Passport application and payment portal effective 8th June 2021 by 12 midnight to allow eligible Passport applicants to apply and make payments for the various categories of Passports of their choice.

2. The Passport portal was closed on the 17th of May, 2021 following the directives of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to afford the Service the opportunity to clear all backlogs of applications that have piled up across Issuing Centres in the past few months.

3. With the reopening of the portal, a new Passport application and payment regime has commenced. Under the new Passport regime;

i. applications and payments for Passport services shall be made through the Service website www.immigration.gov.ng;
ii. applicants are expected to visit the portal to apply and upload their support documents for vetting and processing;
iii. a chat room facility to guide applicants through the application and payment process has been provided on