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All requirements for international passport application in Nigeria



Perhaps you have been wondering how to go about applying for your international passport and how much you will be spending in the process in Nigeria. Then this article is for you, you will find a detailed guide on applying for the international passport.

The list of the requirements is pretty long. It is divided into different categories and there could be 2 main possible reasons for application:[AdSense-B]

International passport application in Nigeria

  • First time (fresh) you are getting an international passport
  • Document’s re-issuance

We will share with you the main requirements and mention how much international passport in Nigeria cost.

How to get international passport in Nigeria
No matter what your reason for obtaining the document is, you’ll have to apply for it at Nigerian Immigration Service. The first (also called fresh) application users are divided into three main sub-categories:

  • Citizens by Birth
  • Citizens by Naturalization
  • Citizens by Registration

Requirements for first (fresh) applicants
Users who are 18 years old or older:

International passport application in Nigeria

  1. Citizens by birth should provide their National ID card or a letter of identification (for Nigerians who can get a document of residence/origin from their State or Government) or introduction (for government workers who should also provide a legit staff ID card).
  2. Citizens by naturalization/registration must provide their Certificate of Naturalization/Registration which can only be issued by the country’s President.
  3. All applications have to complete the special form designs for international passports.
  4. All users have to include two photos (the standard passport-size). These images have to be validated by the Guarantor (on the image’s back).
  5. The Guarantor should also provide some documents. This list includes 1 personal photo (the standard-passport size), the copy of his or her ePassport issued in Nigeria as well as the special form (called the form of Guarantor) that is filled in and also signed by Oaths’ Commissioner.
  6. Married applications should provide their official status certificate.
  7. Age Declaration or Certificate of birth.
  8. Proof of payment.

Children under 18 years old:

International passport application in Nigeria

  1. One image (the photo should be a standard passport size and should be signed by one or both parents).
  2. The special application form that contains all the required information.
  3. The proof of a child parents being the citizens of Nigeria.
  4. Certificate of birth.
  5. Proof of payment.
  6. Letter of consent (it should be written by the adult family members). If the parent is unavailable there should be Court Order document.[AdSense-B]

Nigerian international passport re-issuance

The list of documents for renewing the expired, unexpired document or passport with exhausted visa pages:

  1. Letter of application.
  2. The booklet itself (your passport).
  3. Copy of passport pages with information on them.
  4. For unexpired documents that are still valid for more than half a year, you should list the reasons why you want to renew them.
  5. Proof of payment.

Requirements for updating the lost document:


  1. Letter that explains how the document was lost.
  2. Applicant should file a police report when he or she loses an international passport.
    The extract from this document should be provided.
  3. If the passport was lost because of fire, there should be a report from Fire Service that confirms these circumstances.
  4. Sworn affidavit along with the person’s passport photograph.
  5. Proof of payment.
  6. Those users who successfully get a new document instead of the lost one and one day find the lost passport should report this to Immigration Service and ask to cancel the previous passport.

Requirements for changing the name because of new marriage status:

  1. Form of application (completed).
  2. Married Nigerians should provide their official Declaration or Certificate of new family status.
  3. Divorced users have to provide Declaration of Divorce or Decree (Absolute/Nisi).
  4. Persons whose second half died should provide the NPC Certificate of Death.
  5. Sworn affidavit (obtained at High Court of Magistrate).
  6. The new name is usually published in the newspaper. This publication’s copy should be attached to other documents.
  7. Users whose name changes after wedding should provide the statutory proof of this change.
  8. The international passport booklet along with its pages’ copies.
  9. Divorced and widowed users should also have the proof of their maiden name. Those who marry again should include their Marriage Certificate.
  10. Proof of payment.

Changing information in the passport due to error:

  1. Letter than explains why 1 or more letters should be changes in the passport.
  2. Request must be supported with proof (documents).
  3. Sworn Affidavit.
  4. If a name has changed there should be a newspaper publication attached.
  5. The current passport along with copies of its pages.
  6. Proof of payment.

How much is international passport in Nigeria
The passport can have 32 or 64 pages.

Price for the 32-page document:

International passport application in Nigeria

  • Kids up to 17 years old and adults of 60+ years old – 8,750 Naira
  • Adults from 18 to 59 years old – 15,000 Naira
  • Fee for verifying applicant’s address – 2,000 Naira

Price for the 64-page passport:

  • Same booklet fee for all ages – 20,000 Naira
  • Fee for address verification – 2,000 Naira

These prices are the same for new, renewed, damaged, updated due to new marriage status documents.

The fee for lost documents is 22,000 Naira (booklet + address verification) for all applications.

Those who need a replacement (or apply for deletion) have to pay 22,000 Naira plus 30,000 Naira as an administrative charge.

New passports are usually ready within 48 hours. Renewed documents are ready within 72 hours. It can take 5-10 business days to replace lost documents and change names in the passport.

International passport application in Nigeria



  1. Ode

    October 15, 2019 at 7:23 am

    When you go to their office, it’s not as it’s written off. The while place is infested with corruption and open faced bribery. I went for renewal and did capturing about one month now and the story remains the same-ni booklet. It’s a terrible country.

  2. Azubuike Nduka

    October 15, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Can the page admin get a dedicated line or email of the pro of immigration so that we can get direct answers, like we that want to change data information in our passport so that we can know the actual amount. Thanks 

  3. Nazir Elmag

    October 14, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Actually, things are operated differently in every state in Nigeria… I wonder why? seems to be cheaper in the Northern state… especially in Kaduna and Niger States.

  4. amicus

    October 14, 2019 at 7:50 am

    am about to apply, but will wait till I find a reliable source o

  5. Thulascious

    October 13, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    An immigration officer dedefrauded me 220,000 for corrections of age past 2years now,since February dis year he as refused to pick my call,an have reported him to my lawyer an legal action will be taking against him.s name s A.ADEKUNLE he is in ogun state passport office,he promised to go to immigration headquarter Abuja to obtain it ,last two year’s he ask me to come to Abuja for capturing which i did since then i did not hear from him again ,this s bad for an immigration officer to defraud a citizens an have have seen like 50people that complain of immigration officer’s defrauding citizen in our beloved country.

    • S Edwin

      October 14, 2019 at 10:32 am

      place send us his office base and the full name.We promise to take full action for your money.

      • Azubuike Nduka

        October 15, 2019 at 6:06 am

        Edwin, please how much does it cost to change data information in your passport? 

  6. Akhimien C.E.F

    October 13, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Pls, enlist me as fresher for international passport. Thanks

  7. ossylawrenc

    October 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    God pls help us the poor people in this country.

  8. Azubuike Nduka

    October 13, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Please how much for the change of data in passport? I have every required documents and they’re telling me it’s about 200000.

    • Edwin

      October 14, 2019 at 10:34 am

      That a lie, when I did my own last two month, I spend only 30k

      • Azubuike Nduka

        October 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

        Edwin did you say you did change of data for 30k,please where and what is the process you followed? Thanks 

    • Tom

      October 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      Sure, as I speak to you I just left the park like 10 minutes ago now where I went to send my documents to Abuja. The immigration officer who’s running it charged me 190k.i think it’s almost same

  9. Elisha

    October 13, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I am shocked at this, cos my friend had applied for the document for 4months and at 30k but we have not seen the back of the document.what are wonderful country

  10. Banbusay

    October 12, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Maybe true or false I will get to no soon,cos I just applied my own

  11. oluwakemi a salami

    October 12, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Pls sir hi need paspot

  12. Tayo

    October 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Rubbish,I was able to collect mine after 2 months and 5 days with the clam of no booklets.niger nawa oooo

  13. Olusanya

    October 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Maybe you apply from wrong person, when I applied within two weeks i got my passport ready but then collect 42,000 naira.

  14. Okorie Chris

    October 12, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    All this instruction for a passport only, what re we turnning our country into, i apply for passport for over three months now, still not yet ready, what is happening in our country Nigeria?

    • Olusanya

      October 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Maybe you apply from wrong person, when I applied within two weeks i got my passport ready.

    • Daumiebi Joe

      October 12, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      In which state did u apply

      • Paul

        October 13, 2019 at 5:39 am


  15. Ladyj4real

    October 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Lies… All liessss. The fee is a no no. They charge as high as 40,000 and above for minors and adults. These government are deceiving themselves like they are not aware.

    • Olusanya

      October 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      You are right they collect 40,000 up and above I paid 42,000 naira for the renewal but within two weeks i got the passport.

  16. Majekodunmi tosin azeez

    October 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I just dont known why we nigerians we use to deceive our self is over four month now i have paid for it still yet am still waiting

    • Godwin

      October 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      Why not connect yiur followers with a reliable agent that can observe and stick to the listed conditions. Things are not always the way they should be in Nigeria

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