Nigerians Can Now Apply for Passports Online with New Portal!

20 Feb 2024

Effortless Passport Application Arrives in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has launched a revolutionary online portal for passport applications, streamlining the process for Nigerians both at home and abroad. This marks a significant step towards a fully automated system, announced by the Minister of Interior in December 2023.

Key benefits of the online portal:

  • Seamless Application: Apply for your passport from the comfort of your home, eliminating lengthy queues and paperwork hassles.

  • 24/7 Availability: Access the portal anytime, anywhere, regardless of geographical location or time constraints.

  • Transparency & Efficiency: Track your application status in real-time and receive updates through SMS notifications.

How to Apply Online:

  1. Visit the Official Portal: http://passport.immigration.gov.ng

  2. Choose Application Type: Select "Apply for Fresh Passport" for new applicants or "Renew Your Passport" for existing passports.

  3. Enter Details: Provide your National Identification Number (NIN), date of birth, and other required information.

  4. Upload Documents: Submit your passport photograph and any supporting documents as specified.

  5. Schedule Biometric Capture: Book an appointment at your nearest Immigration Office to complete the process.

Fees and Validity:

  • Nigerian Applicants:

    • 32-page, 5-year passport: N35,000

    • 64-page, 10-year passport: N70,000

  • Foreign Applicants:

    • 32-page, 5-year passport: $130

    • 64-page, 10-year passport: $230

Additional Requirements:

  • NIN: Mandatory for both new applications and renewals.

  • Passport Photo: Must meet ICAO standards.

  • Supporting Documents: Birth certificate, local government certificate of origin, etc. (as applicable)

Start your hassle-free passport journey today! Visit the online portal and experience the new era of convenience in a passport application.

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