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In the bustling world of international travel, the Nigerian International Passport, or e-passport, stands as a crucial document for citizens of Nigeria. Issued by the Nigerian Immigration Service, this passport serves not only as a means of identification but also facilitates international travel. In this guide, we will delve into the cost, requirements, and step-by-step online application process for obtaining your Nigerian International Passport.

Cost of Nigerian International Passport:

As of the latest information available, the official prices for the Nigerian International Passport are as follows:

  • 64-page Nigeria International Passport (10 years validity) == N70,000
  • 64-page Nigeria International Passport (5 years validity) == N35,000
  • 32-page Nigeria International Passport (5 years validity) == N25,000

However, it’s essential to note that unofficial rates prevail, and individuals often pay significantly higher amounts. The unofficial prices range from N60,000 to N250,000, depending on factors such as location, connections, and the urgency of processing.

Requirements for Nigerian International Passport:

To apply for a standard passport, you’ll need the following documents:

  1. Local Government letter of identification.
  2. Birth certificate/age declaration.
  3. 2 recent color passport photographs.
  4. Guarantor’s form sworn before a commissioner of Oaths/Magistrate/High Court Judge.
  5. Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years.
  6. Marriage certificate (if applicable).
  7. Police report in case of a lost passport.

For official passport applications, additional documents are required:

  1. Letter of introduction from the appropriate State Government, Federal Government Ministry/Organization.
  2. Marriage certificate (if applicable).
  3. Police report in case of a lost passport.
  4. Letter of appointment/last promotion.

Online Application Process for Nigerian International Passport:

Follow these steps for a smooth online application process:

  1. Visit the Nigeria Immigration Portal.
  2. Select the appropriate application form (Standard e-Passport or Official e-Passport) and click on ‘Start Application.’
  3. Fill in the application form and click the “PRINT” button.
  4. Submit your application and view the ‘Applicant details page.’
  5. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment.”
  6. Choose payment currency (Naira or US Dollars) and select the payment method.
  7. If paying online, follow the steps for credit/debit card payment. If paying at a bank, print the acknowledgment slip.
  8. After payment, obtain the “Validation Number” for confirmation on the portal.

Querying Application Payment Status:

  1. Go to the “Query your Application Payment Status” page.
  2. Enter Passport Application ID and Reference No.
  3. If a “Validation Number” field appears, enter it from your payment receipt.
  4. Click the “Search Record” button for interview details.
  5. Print the NIS e-receipt or Acknowledgment Slip for the interview.

Document Submission:

When attending the interview, bring the following documents:

  1. Acknowledgment slip and payment receipt.
  2. Copy of completed application form.
  3. Printed and signed application forms.
  4. Photocopy of Data page of Nigerian standard Passport of your guarantor and Driving License.


Navigating the process of obtaining your Nigerian International Passport can be simplified with this comprehensive guide. From understanding the costs and requirements to mastering the online application, you are now equipped to embark on your passport journey hassle-free. Safe travels!

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