HOW TO APPLY FOR A NIGERIAN PASSPORT :
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The E-passport is the New Standard Nigerian Passport. It has a 5 year validity period ONLY, after which time, there will be a need to re-apply.
The older version of the Nigerian Passport is NO LONGER BEING RENEWED. Applicants may, however, use it before expiry to travel into Nigeria.
However, Nigeria Immigration requires ALL Nigerian Passport holders travelling out of Nigeria to have updated to the new booklet.
PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES FULLY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION
THE FEE FOR THE NIGERIAN E(ECOWAS) PASSPORT IS $65.00 (SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS)
- Have a Credit Card ready or Purchase a $65.00 Post Office money order.
- Go to our website https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/epassport for the electronic application.
- Select Standard E-PASSPORT – The Official E-Passport is ONLY for Government Officials travelling abroad
- Select UNITED STATES as processing country and New York as Office of Application.
PLEASE READ IN FULL THE GUIDELINES REGARDING PAYMENT
- Click on “START APPLICATION’. Choose from GOOGLE or YAHOO and create an account or if you have one, SIGN IN.
- Complete the application online and print out a copy of the completed application before you submit for payment.
- Complete the application for – PRINT (2) copies – click submit
- On successful submission of your application, you will come to a page that will contain your
reference ID which will also be emailed to you from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) –
Close the screen to proceed to payment or to input further applications (UP to 6 applications)
- Select method of payment (Money Order, Visa or American Express) and follow relevant steps.
Note: You may choose to exit the application to make payment at a later stage. To return, go to www.swgloballlc.com and sign in.
- Upon making your electronic payment or after having entered and submitted your (USPS)
money order details, you will first be e-mailed an acknowledgement. Please allow 1-2
business days for receipt of a confirmation payment e-mail from SW Global LLC.
Note: Money orders should be purchased from the US Postal Service, this allows for immediate processing.
- To print out your receipt/acknowledgement slip, go to
http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/visa/OnlineQueryStatus enter your application type,
reference No., ID and click SEARCH RECORD
- THE PAYMENT CONFIRMATION SLIP WILL CONTAIN AN INTERVIEW DATE, EVERY
APPLICANT MUST ATTEND AND BRING THIS DOCUMENT IN PERSON ON THE GIVEN
INTERVIEW DATE BETWEEN 10am – 1pm (Monday-Friday) Please take note that
Note: NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 1PM
Note: APPLICANTS MAY RESCHEDULE THE INTERVIEW DATE Please call (212)808-0301 and press ‘0’
Note: ALL APPLICATIONS ARE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF SIX (6) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF SUBMISSION ONCE THE TIME HAS LAPSED, APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO RE-APPLY AND MAKE ANOTHER PAYMENT.
DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMISSION (PER APPLICANT) AT INTERVIEW:
- (1) Copy of online application form (signed and dated)
- (2) Payment Confirmation Slip
- (3) $30.00 money order payable to the Consulate General of Nigeria (processing fee- For all types of applications)
- (4) Expired Nigerian passport (if not presented, will be considered lost passport) and photocopy of the data page (which clearly shows photograph, Photocopy of the data page (which clearly shows photograph, full name and date of birth)
- Photographs are not required as these will be taken at the Consulate on the interview date.
- Every applicant must appear in person at the Consulate for finger and thumb printing necessary to produce the E-passport
FOR MINORS (First time Applicants):
Note: THE E-PASSPORT DOES NOT ALLOW CHILD ENDORSEMENT, PARENTS SHOULD APPLY FOR INDIVIDUAL PASSPORT FOR EACH CHILD, THIS INCLUDES NEWLY BORN INFANTS.
- Items 1-3 ABOVE +
- Signed letter of authorization from BOTH PARENTS. – signatures should match the signatures on their respective passports and names should match those on the child’s birth certificate
- Copy of parents’ passports
- Copy of the child’s birth certificate
Note: In case where only one parent appears on the birth certificate, authorization need only come from the absent parent if the child bear his/her name
Note: In case where either parent has sole custody but both parents appear in name on the birth certificate, a copy of a legal document should be provided to this effect, and in which case, consent need only come from the single parent.
ADULT (FIRST TIME APPLICANT)
- Items 1-3 ABOVE +
- Non Nigerian born applicants must provide a copy of the Nigerian passport and letter of authorization from a Nigerian parent that appears on his/her birth certificate as right of citizenship.
- Applicant’s birth certificate
- Applicants wishing to amend the details on their Nigerian passport should follow the same application process as when applying for the standard E-Passport for the first time.
- Depending on the reason(s) for amendment, copies of all legal documents should be submitted in addition to the usual application requirements.
- Lost or stolen passports attract a penalty fee and a police report must be obtained.
- To obtain the letter, applicants should come to the Consulate between 10am-2pm on business days and submit the following:
- 2 colored Passport size photographs (on white background)
- $50.00 money order made payable to- The Consulate General of Nigeria, New York
- All available evidence of the lost or stolen passport and/or proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate)
- After obtaining the Police Report, applicants may then begin the passport application steps as detailed above (HOW TO APPLY)+
- Items 1-3 ABOVE +
- Police Report
- $370.00 money order made payable to the Consulate of Nigeria, New York
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