Nigerian International Passport Application Requirements, Passport Fee & Status Check

There are basically two ways you can apply for Nigerian international passport. You can apply for nigerian international passport online using the Nigeria immigration official website or by applying from any immigration office of your choice.
Here’s how to apply for the Nigerian international passport online and have it delivered to your address fast and hitch free. Am sure you already know know that one of the many requirements for applying and getting a Visa from any country is having a valid international passport.
In this  Visa talk and traveling guide, we will share how to apply for a Nigerian international passport online or offline.

Applying for the nigerian international passport online is actually straightforward and easy  especially for Nigerian citizens outside nigeria who can not be in the country for one or more reason, or you just want to avoid the stress of running around nigerian immigration offices all in the name of applying for a passport.

What is a Nigerian International Passport?

The Nigerian international passport is a document which give chance to apply for visa for other countries and international travel and explore different cultures, With your international passport you can easily travel anywhere in the world (provided you have the correct visa). The Nigerian international passport is not the same as the ECOWAS passport, which only grants travel entry into 15 West African state. Nigerians wanting to travel outside of West Africa are required to get a  standard Nigerian international passport either by applying online or from an immigration office near you.

When you apply for a new Nigerian international passport, the Nigerian immigration service (NIS) would only you an electronic passports (e-passports) The standard Nigerian passport which carries a green cover would be issue out to ordinary citizens, while official e-passports with a blue cover are reserved for government officials and Nigerian diplomats.

There are basically two ways you can apply for Nigerian international passport. either you apply online using the Nigeria immigration official website or you apply physically by visiting any immigration office of your choice. I will explain how to go about both methods.

Nigerian International Passport Online Application

Haven done a comprehensive research i can tell you that application for nigerian international passport online is way easier and more stress free. Just folow the steps below to apply for nigerian international passport online.

  1. Log on to which is  the Nigeria Immigration website and click the e-Passport application form and select your passport type.
  2. Select passport type and Select processing country
  1. Complete application form
  2. Upload scanned copies of required documents
  3. Select preferred payment method (payment can be made with Visa cards)
  4. Once payment is completed, click “Submit”
  5. You will be issued an Application ID and Reference number
  6. Print out Guarantor’s form and have it certified
  7. Submit completed application form with additional required documents in person at your selected passport office

How To Apply For Nigerian International Passport Offline

If you currenly outside the shores of nigeria and you want to apply for the nigerian international passport, you might want to reach out to a travelling agent as this process may be time consuming, but if you are in nigeria simply follow this step to apply for internation passport

Locate an immigration office near you  to begin the international passport application process

You will be required  to submit a copy of the following documents to the immigration officer:

  1. Your local government or state of origin Identification Letter.
  2. Age declaration or Birth certificate
  3. Marriage certificate or marriage declaration (for female applicants only) in some cases, you might need to provide newpaper publication of change of name.
  4. Make photocopies of the valid international passport or your friend or relative together with his/ her national Identification card or driver’s license (this person will stand as your guarantor)
  5. 2 passport photographs or 4-6 because of age and marriage declaration

Note:Getting your international passport could be problematc and requires longer time than others. For example, it is much faster to international passport in lagos state than it would be if you are applying from benin in Edo State. This is due to the fact that the passports are not produced in Edo State

What are the Requirements?

When appearing at the immigration office, the requirements for the international passport are as follows:

Adults (18 years and over):

  1. Completed passport application form
  2. Two recent passport-size photographs
  3. Proof of payment
  4. Letter of ID from local government/ state of origin (valid staff ID card attached)
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Completed Guarantor’s form (with photocopy of data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian e-passport and one passport-size photograph of the Guarantor)
  7. Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  8. Name change affidavit (if applicable)

Minors (below 18 years of age):

  1. Completed passport application form
  2. One passport-size photograph (signed on reverse side by consenting parent/s)
  3. Birth certificate
  4. Evidence of Nigerian citizenship of parent/s
  5. Letter of consent from both parents (valid court order if one parent is unavailable)
  6. Proof of payment

Nigerian International Passport Fee

The nigerian international passport application fee varies directly as the number of pages in it. At the time of writing this report the cost of getting a 32 page international passport is around 30,00 naira.


Booklet Type AGE 0 – 17 AGE 18 – 59 AGE 60+
32 Pages 8,750 15,000 8,750
64 Pages 20,000 20,000 20,000

How To Check Your Nigerian Passport Application Status

Generally, the names of those whose passport are ready will be pasted in the immigration notice board.

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