This is a Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get Nigerian International Passport. Please note that this is a bit different from Nigerian Ecowas Passport. The Nigerian international passport is a passport specifically issued to Nigerian citizens intending to travel out of the country.
Nigeria recently started offering the electronic passport also known as e-Passport and Nigerian passports are classified as either the official passport or the standard passport. While the official passport is limited to certain classes of government officials, the standard passport is for the general Nigerian citizens.
Now let’s get to how one who is intending to travel abroad can get a Nigerian international passport.
Nigerian passports can be obtained either at any immigration office present in your locality and also online through the e-passport portal.
The requirements to obtaining Nigerian international passports include:
- A certificate of birth
- Local government letter of identification
- Age declaration
- Fully completed Guarantor’s form
- A parent’s letter of consent (if applicant is below age 16)
- A marriage certificate is also required where applicable.
- And passport-sized photographs
- General procedure for obtaining your passport
- Log unto the homepage of Nigeria immigration services
- Identify and click on the appropriate passport type
- Fill your application form
- Click on ‘submit application’ button to view ‘applicants details page’
- Click on ‘proceed to online payment’
- Choose the currency you wish to use for payment (Nigerian Naira or US dollars) and follow the instructions as appropriately.
After payment, you are given a validation number. Store the number as you will most likely use it to confirm payment. You can also print a receipt by clicking ‘print receipt’ button
After payment you will be required to use your ‘validation number’
Proceed to the NIS portal for payment confirmation and follow the instructions as appropriately.
On confirmation of payment, proceed to interview with relevant documents.
Note that your date and time schedule of your interview, final receipt and acknowledgement slip are only accessible through your validation number.
I believe after going through this, your mind is now at rest. The Nigerian international passport will in due time be yours too
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