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Nigeria - Apply for Pilgrims Passport

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Procedure[edit]

1.Go to the Nigeria Immigration Service headquarters with all the necessary document which must include a passport photograph and an introductory letter from the appointing body;

2.Submit application with support documents to the immigration office and wait for the passport to be processed;

Apply Online[edit]

To apply online visit the Nigerian Immigration Service website https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome and on this page, under the heading Passport, select the prompt ePassport Application Form, this will lead you to http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/epassport. on this page, select the type of passport you would like to apply for and then click on the prompt start application the system to take you through the other steps of application .



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Required Documents[edit]

Introductory letter from the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission department

One (1) Passport photograph


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission
NCPC Corporate Head Office

Address: Plot 1348, Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, FCT. Abuja.

Telephone: 08029007563, 08035903358, 08069289700, 08062642646,

Fax: 080 7740 0247

E-mail: sensitization@ncpc.gov.ng



Nigerian Immigration Service Headquarters,

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Sauka Abuja

P.M.B. 38 Garki Abuja

Telephone: +234-9-7806771

Telephone +234 (1) 2714449,

Fax 234-4541452

Email : nis-support@newworkssolution.com


Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Tafawa Balewa House, Federal Secretariat,

Central District, Abuja, FCT.

Suburb Fct 234 Country

You can visit this link for the various Zonal Offices located country wide.

https://www.ncpc.gov.ng/zonal-offices


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 intending to go on Pilgrimage to the Holy lands.


Fees[edit]

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.



Validity[edit]

It is valid for six months only


Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The processing takes 30 working days.


Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

1.An applicant must have been approved by Nigerian christian pilgrims commission in Nigeria to visit a Holy lands.

2.Be aware that having a Pilgrim passport is not guarantee for international travel;

3.Endeavor to obtain proof of appointment before applying for the Pilgrim passport;

4.Applicants must be aware that Nigerian Diplomatic missions abroad cannot issue Nigerian Pilgrim Passports;

5.The children and spouse of an appointed visit a holy land may also apply for Nigerian Pilgrim Passports;

6.Applications must be submitted in person;

7.Before being allowed to enter a foreign country, even with a diplomatic passport, a person must fulfill all the requirements of the foreign country to be visited;




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 Visiting the Holy land

6.Duration of appointment by Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission

7.Expiration of the visit to the Holy land.

8.Foreign country in which the applicant shall be visiting .



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Need for the Document[edit]

A Pilgrims Passports are issued to Nigerian Citizen who are intending to visit the Holy lands in a Foreign country; a Pilgrims Passport in Nigeria has a different color cover designed each year and is issued to all citizen of the country. Nigerian passports are issued by the Passport office (Nigeria Immigration Service) and diplomatic missions (Nigerian Embassies / High Commission / Consulate Offices) abroad. However the Nigerian Pilgrim passport is issued by the approval from Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission and can only be obtained from the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters in Sauka Abuja



Information which might help[edit]

PILGRIMS PASSPORT (COLOR VARIES FROM YEAR TO YEAR FOR SECURITY REASONS)



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

http://www.immigration.gov.ng/index.php?id=51

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://www.ncpc.gov.ng/



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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.