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Nigeria - Apply for Biometric Passport

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Procedure[edit]

  • To apply online, visit the home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/epassport.
  • Follow the instructions.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Payment can be done after your application. It is done electronically.
  • Upon making your electronic payment or after having entered and submitted your (USPS) money order details, you will first be e-mailed an acknowledgement. Please allow 1-2 business days for receipt of a confirmation payment e-mail from SW Global LLC.
  • To print out your receipt/acknowledgement slip, go to http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/visa/OnlineQueryStatus enter your application type, reference No., ID and click SEARCH RECORD
Note

The Payment Confirmation Slip will contain an interview date, every applicant must attend and bring this document in person on the given interview date between 10am 1pm (Monday-Friday). .



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Guarantor's form duly signed by a commissioner of oaths plus
  • Photocopy of (a) Data page of guarantor's passport and
  • Photocopy of National identity card
  • Drivers License
  • Father's Letter of content for minors under 16years (Mother's letter of consent in case of deceased father)
  • Marriage Certificate where applicable
  • Husband's consent letter or Letter of introduction for employee of government or corporate organization
  • Court affidavit and police report in case of lost passport.
  • Birth Certificate or Age declaration
  • Letter of identification from Local Government of origin or residence
  • One(1) passport photograph
  • Acknowledgement slip and receipt of payment .



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Nigerian Immigration Service Headquarters

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road,

Sauka Abuja.

P.M.B. 38

Garki Abuja.

Phone: +234-9-7806771

Website: www.immigration.gov.ng


Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Tafawa Balewa House, Federal Secretariat,

Central District, Abuja, FCT.

Suburb Fct 234 Country.

Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad.
A list of these and their contact addresses can be obtained from

http://www.fsc-nigeria.org/dir_nigmissions.html, http://nigeria.embassyhomepage.com/nigeria_visa_application_form_nigeria_visa_service_nigeria_hotels_abuja_flights_nigeria_travel_insurance_nigerian_embassy_uk.htm, http://www.onlinenigeria.com/embassy.asp and http://redesign.nigeriaunmission.org/directory-of-nigerian-foreign-missions/

Website for diplomatic mission Nigeria
http://www.immigration.gov.ng/index.php?id=33


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Eligibility[edit]

All Nigerians by birth, naturalization and registration are eligible to apply for a Biometric- passport.



Fees[edit]

The fee for Nigerian Passport is $65.00 (SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS)..



Validity[edit]

All Biometric Nigeria passports have a life span of 10 years and has an initial validity of 5 years


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Processing Time[edit]

Processing take 30 working days


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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Instructions[edit]

  • A Nigerian is not allowed to hold a multiple standard passport


Required Information[edit]

1.Full name and address of applicant

2.Place and date of birth

3.Sex of applicant

4.Details of duties assigned to the applicant

5.Date of commencement of duties

6.Duration of appointment

7.Expiration of appointment

8.Foreign country in which the applicant shall be carrying out the assigned duties


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Need for the Document[edit]

An ePassport is also known as a biometric passport. It looks like a traditional passport book, but it contains an electronic chip that is encoded with the same information. The chip holds the same information that is printed on the passport's data page: the holder's name, date of birth, and other biographic information. An e-Passport also contains a biometric identifier. The Nigerian Government requires that the chip contain a digital photograph of the holder. All e-Passports issued by Visa Migration department in different countries and the United States have security features to prevent the unauthorized reading or "skimming" of data stored on the e-Passport chip.



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

http://www.immigration.gov.ng/index.php?id=1

http://www.immigration.gov.ng/index.php?id=48

http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/passportguidelines

http://www.nairaland.com/152731/information-different-types-nigerian-passoprt

http://www.ecoi.net/local_link/144484/245345_en.html

http://foreignaffairs.gov.ng/ https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/epassport


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