How to Apply For Passport Online in Nigeria (2024)

Do you need to apply for a Nigerian passport to travel abroad soon? Have you been worried about long queues and delays at immigration offices?

With the new online passport application portal, getting your Nigerian passport is now very fast and stress-free! All it takes is your phone, internet and National ID Number (NIN).

Read this to learn how to easily get your passport in 2024 without going anywhere.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR PASSPORT ONLINE IN NIGERIA

Applying for a Nigerian passport online has been made easier with the Nigeria Immigration Service Passport portal.

Getting a passport is important for international travel and a valid form of identification.

The online passport application process allows you to avoid long queues and save time.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to successfully apply for a Nigerian passport online with your National Identification Number NIN in 2024:

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR PASSPORT IN NIGERIA

There are certain requirements you need to meet before being issued the Nigerian passport. Before beginning your online passport application, ensure you have the following ready:

  • Valid email address
  • Phone number
  • National Identification Number (NIN)
  • Scanned copies of necessary documents like birth certificate, previous passport data page (if applicable), marriage certificate (if applicable) etc.
  • Passport photographs with a red background taken within the last 6 months
  • Debit/credit card for payment

STEPS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR PASSPORT ONLINE IN NIGERIA (2024)

Follow these steps to apply for your Nigerian passport online:

  • The first step to take is to visit the Nigeria Immigration Service Passport portal using this link: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/
  • Click on the ‘Apply for Fresh Passport’ button below the ‘e-Passport Application’ banner. This will take you to the registration form. You can directly access the page through https://passportintl.immigration.gov.ng/
  • Step three will involve you selecting your application type – Fresh Application, Re-issue, or Renewal. Fill in the required information accurately.
  • Then, enter your valid NIN on the portal. This will automatically fetch your biodata that was submitted for your NIN registration. Cross-check that your details like names, date of birth, place of birth are correctly displayed. Edit any information if required.
  • The fifth step is for you to proceed to fill in more details like your address, phone number, email ID, mother’s maiden name, employer details etc.
  • Upload scanned copies of supporting documents like birth certificate, previous passport biodata page etc. The scanned copies should be clear and legible.
  • Upload your passport photograph that meets the strict official specifications. Ensure there is a red background with no shadows on your face.
  • Make the official payments via your debit/credit card. There are varying charges for different application types. You will get payment options with the application costs on the portal.
  • Review all information entered in the form carefully. Edit anything missing or incorrect. Tick the declaration checkbox to certify all information is accurate.
  • The next step is to submit your application form. Note down the Application ID for future reference.
  • You will receive an email and SMS notification after submission. Log in to your Immigation portal account to keep track of application status.
  • Then, visit the nearest passport office on your appointment date which will be communicated via SMS and email. Remember to carry original copies of documents you uploaded.

That’s it! If all documentation is satisfactory, your passport will be printed and issued to you on the spot or sent via post. ALSO READ: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STANDARD PASSPORT & OFFICIAL PASSPORT IN NIGERIA

Following these simple steps will ensure smooth processing of your Nigerian e-passport application using your NIN.

Avoid mistakes like blurred photos, incomplete forms, or incorrect personal data to prevent processing delays or denials. Also show up on time for your enrollment appointment at the passport office.

Applying early and diligently following the instructions will guarantee quick and efficient passport issuance.

COST OF APPLYING FOR PASSPORT ONLINE IN NIGERIA 2024

Here are the typical costs involved in applying for a Nigerian passport online as of this year:

  • Portal Registration Fees: ₦1,000 – ₦2,000 — This non-refundable fee has to be paid first to register on the Nigerian Immigration passport portal before filling the passport application form.
  • New e-Passport Fees: ₦25,000 — This is the standard cost for a new 10-year validity Nigerian passport applied through the online application process. Additional priority charges may apply for faster processing.
  • Renewal e-Passport Charges: ₦20,000 — If you already have an expired Nigerian passport, renewing it online costs twenty thousand naira for another 10 years validity.
  • Compulsory 1-Year Levy: ₦1,000 — All successful passport applicants are mandated to pay an Immigration development levy of a thousand naira yearly along with the passport fee for new applications and renewals.
  • Internet Charges: ₦500+ — Applying online will require reliable internet access either via data bundles or WiFi to smoothly fill forms and upload documents amounting to maybe give hundred naira or more.
  • Photos: ₦2,500 — Official standard passport photos from stipulated studios cost about two thousand five hundred naira for a set of 5-6 photos with a plain red background and no shadows.

In summary, the total cost for obtaining your Nigerian e-Passport online can be anywhere between ₦30,000 – ₦35,000 typically including all the miscellaneous expenses listed above.

CONCLUSION

That’s the size of this article!

You can now see that applying online for your Nigerian passport using your NIN is very easy today. No more waiting in long lines or dealing with paperwork.

Just register on the immigration website, fill the form correctly, upload documents, pay online and get your passport quickly.

Follow all the steps properly to avoid delays. Share this guide with friends and family travelling abroad so they can also apply for passport conveniently from their phone. Get your passport the modern way and travel internationally with no worries!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding how to apply for your Nigerian passport online, you can drop them in the comments section below and we will try our best to give you answers.

We wish you a successful application!

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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