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International Passport How To Obtain & Current Prize/ Full Instruction

International Passport How To Obtain | If you are looking for how to get the International passport to travel to another country of any kind, carefully read the instruction of this page for proper guide before you fall victim, Or even if you want to renew the one that is expire, all details are in this page. Read through.

The International passport is used as a means of identification to travel out of the country either for Business, Study or Pleasure for the purpose of border security and migration management.

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Types of International Passport

  • Enhanced E-Passport
  • Standard Passport
  • Official Passport
  • Diplomatic passport

Enhance E-Passport

The Enhanced E-Passport is part of the new reforms approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It is a product of intensive review of the existing e-passport booklet which has been in circulation for over 10 years and has only 5-year validity.

The new Passport is available in these categories

  1. 32 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors)
  2. 64 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors)
  3. 64 page 10-year validity (Adults (18+) only)

Standard Passport

The standard passport can be obtained between the age of 18 years and above and must be citizen of Nigeria either Citizenship by Birth, Citizenship by Naturalization, Citizenship by Registration.

Official Passport

Eligibility

    • Commissioners (members of the State Executive Council), Special Assistants and Special Advisors
    • Senior Government Officials in the rank of Deputy Directors and above in the Federal Civil Service
    • Senior Government Officials from the rank of Directors and above in the State Civil Service
    • Deputy General Managers and above in Federal and State Parastatals
    • Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretaries of Local Government Councils
    • Staff from the rank of Deputy Director and above in CBN and their equivalent in Federal owned Banks and allied institutions
    • Colonel and above in the Army and their equivalent in the Navy and Air force
    • ACP and above (NPF), ACSIO in DSS
    • AC and above in paramilitary Services
    • Vice and Deputy Vice Chancellors of Federal and State Universities and their equivalents in the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education
    • Immigration, Military and Police Officers on Peace keeping Missions
    • 1st Class Traditional Rulers / Chiefs
    • Senior Government Officials i.e. GL.08-14 on Official assignment abroad provided there is an SGF / SSG approval for such official tripsRequirements
      1. Letter of application / introduction from the Applicant’s Organization
      2. 2 passport photographs
      3. Last promotion letter or Letter of Appointment
      4. Photocopy of valid official identity card
      5. Evidence of Age
      6. Certificate of returns from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or States Electoral Commission (SEC) (For Political office holders)

Diplomatic passport

Eligibility

Nigerian Diplomats and other top Government Officials as may be approved by the President.

Requirements

  1. Letter of application / introduction from the Applicant’s Organization
  2. 2 passport photographs
  3. Last promotion letter or Letter of Appointment
  4. Photocopy of valid official identity card
  5. Evidence of Age
  6. Certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) (in the case of eligible Political Office holders)

Current Prize:

  1. 32 page 5-year validity N25,000
  2. 64 page 5-year validity N35,000
  3. 64 page 10-year validity N70,000

General Requirement:

  1. Passport Application Form
  2. Your payment slip
  3. Local government state of origin
  4. Birth certificate document
  5. Driver’s license and
  6. Two recent passport sized photographs in white background.

Fresh Passport Application Requirements

Adult (18 years and above)

  1. Letter of identification from Local Government/State of origin or residence or National Identity Card OR Letter of introduction for employees of government as a Nigerian citizen stating Service Number, Length of Service and Designation/Rank. The letter must be accompanied with a valid staff identity card;
  2. Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor);
  3. Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor;
  4. Marriage certificate, where applicable;
  5. Birth Certificate (certificate issued by the National Population Commission shall be required from applicants whose date of birth is with effect from Dec 1992) or Age Declaration attached with one passport-sized photograph and duly endorsed by a Commissioner for Oaths
  6. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

Minor (under 18 years of age)

  1. Completed passport application form attached with 1 passport sized photograph of minor to be endorsed on the reverse side by the consenting parent/s;
  2. Evidence of Nigerian citizenship of parent/s;
  3. Birth certificate (certificate must be issued by the National Population Commission for minors born within Nigeria);
  4. Letter of consent from either parent;
  5. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment;

Court Order and Letter of approval from State Ministry of Women and Child Development (This Requirement is strictly for adopted child)

How To Apply

Step 1:

Get you requirements ready

Step 2:

Apply online at https://portal.immigration.gov.ng by clicking on the type of passport application you want e.g. Fresh, Renewal, Lost, Damage, or Correction of data.

Step 3:
complete the online application form, select passport office in the state you wish to obtain the passport, proceed to make payment online and obtain reference and application ID numbers.

Steps 4:

Proceed to the Passport Office selected during the online application with relevant requirements including evidence of payment made.

Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate selected during online application.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at the passport office chosen during online application for photograph and Biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six month old.

Enquiries and Complaints:

Contact Passport and other Travel Documents Directorate via dcgptd@immigration.gov.ng

For more details on the New Nigeria Passport, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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