How to Get a Nigerian International Passport Without Stress

Many Nigerians do not know how to go about getting a passport and some even end up in the hands of fraudsters. Nigerian passports can simply be applied for by making submission through Nigerian Immigration Services official website.

These are the general procedures for your international passport application online without stress

1.Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal, locate and click the e-Passport application form.

2. Fill the Application form; check the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box then click the “PRINT” Button to print filled form.
3. Click on ‘Submit Application’ button to view ‘Applicant details page’
4. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
5. After payment, you would be presented a Validation Number.
6. Keep the validation number for future use.You can also print a receipt by clicking the ‘Print the Receipt’ button

Using your Validation Number

After payment, having obtained the “Validation Number”, proceed to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment:

1. Go to the “Query your Application Payment Status” and enter your Passport Application ID and Reference No.

If a “Validation Number” field appears, enter the number from your ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt.

3. Click the “Search Record” button and you will be sent to the “Applicant’s Details” page where a date for your interview has been generated.

4. You can now print a Receipt or an Acknowledgement Slip by using the buttons on this page. (You will need them for your interview).

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5. You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt or Acknowledgement Slip in a new window. Click on “Print” button to send a copy to the printer.

General Documents required for interview:

For your Standard Passport

1. Local Government letter of identification.

2. Birth certificate / age declaration.
3. 2 recent colour passport photographs
4. Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate / High Court Judge
5. Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years
6. Marriage certificate where applicable
7. Police report in case of lost passport
8. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

For your Official Passport

1. Letter of introduction from appropriate State Government, Federal Government Ministry / Organization.

2. Marriage certificate where applicable
3. Police report in case of lost passport
4. Letter of appointment / last promotion .
5. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

  • · Acknowledgment slip & payment receipt plus 2 recent photographs are applicable in all cases
  • · Print out copy of duly completed application form
  • · Take printed and signed application forms to Passport office / Embassy / High Commission for further processing
  • · A guarantor must attach the following documents
a. Photocopy of Data page of Nigerian standard Passport

b. Driving License or National Identity Card


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