SAHARANEWS – The Nigeria Immigration Service will commence the issuance of the much awaited New International Passport on the 29th April, 2019.
With the new passport, SaharaNews learnt, you can get up to 10 years validity as against the outgoing one that has a maximum validity of 5 years.
The new passport which will now be applied for and paid for online, has also added a new mandatory requirement that must be provided by all applicants. The new requirement is the National Identification Number (NIN) and it will be provided in addition to the existing requirements like passport photographs, birth certificates, marriage certificates/newspaper publication, Local Government letter of identification, letter of consent for minors under 16 years, police report incase of lost passport amongst others.
32 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors)
64 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors)
64 page 10-year validity (Adults (18+) only)
32 Page 5-year Official Passport
Those that are less than 18 years old cannot get a 10-year validity passport according to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) specifications due to expected change in their physical appearance.
32 Page 5-year Standard Passport is N25,000 ($130)
64 Page 5-year Standard Passport N35,000 ($150)
64 Page 10-year Standard Passport for adults only 18 years and above is N70,000 ($230)
32 Page 5-year Official Passport is N15,000
How to Apply
Step 1: Visit https://portal.immigration.gov.ng .. Select the type of passport application e.g. Fresh, Renewal, Lost, Damage, or Correction of data.
After completing the online application form, select the passport office you wish to visit for photograph, biometrics and eventual pickup. The next step is to make your payment online after which an application ID will be generated.
Steps 3: Proceed to the passport office you selected to complete the process. Don’t forget to take the necessary requirements stated in the second paragraph as well as evidence of payment made.
If you reside outside Nigeria, you will be required to submit your application at the preferred Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate you selected during the 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. Data on the old passport will also be the same as what will appear on the New Passport.
For enquiries and complaints, contact Passport and other Travel Documents Directorate – firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Nigeria Immigration Service