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Nigeria - Apply for Seaman Book (Certificate Of Identity)

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Online Application

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Guarantors Details:
    • Guarantors from duly signed by a commissioner of oaths
    • Photocopy of data page of guarantors passport and either:
      • Photocopy of National identity card
      • Drivers license
  • Birth certificate or age declaration
  • Letter of identification from local government of origin or residence
  • One (1) Passport photograph
  • Court affidavit and police report in case of lost passport
  • 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

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Nigerians who work on ocean going vessels or watercrafts are eligible to apply for a seaman's book.


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


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.    

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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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 "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

A Seaman's Book is a record of a seaman's career certifications and experiences. It cannot be used as a replacement for passport or visa.

Information which might help[edit]

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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]

The Nigeria Immigration Service:

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