Nigerian Passport Online Application 2022/2023 –

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If you want to apply for a Nigerian passport online, you have come to the right place. In this article, we provide detailed information about the online application for the Nigerian passport. Please take your time to read the details below;

Nigerian Passport Online Application

Nigerian passports are issued to Nigerian citizens to travel outside of Nigeria. Nigeria now offers only electronic passports for new passport applications. These electronic passports, known also as the e-passport, are classified as either “Standard” or “Official”, depending on the intended use.

Nigerian passports can be applied for either at the physical location of the Nigeria Immigration Services or by making a submission through its website. Nigerians living in other countries may obtain passports through the nearest Nigerian embassy or consulate.

Can I apply for a Nigerian passport online?

Yes, you can now apply for a Nigerian passport online. The application process is simple and easy to use with online application guidelines. Follow the steps below to apply for a Nigerian passport online.

Nigerian Passport Online Application

Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Visit the Home page of the Nigeria Immigration Portal
  2. Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:
    1. e-Passport Application Form
    1. MRP – Passport Application Form (Not Applicable In All Missions)
  3. Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then click on ‘Start Application’ button.
  4. Fill the Application form; check the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box then click the “PRINT” Button to print filled form.
  5. Click on ‘Submit Application’ button to view ‘Applicant details page’
  6. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
  7. Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button
  8. Choose the currency you want to use for payment (Naira or US Dollars):
    1. If you selected option to pay in Naira, you will be prompted to select PayType (payment method): “Bank”, “Credit OR Debit card”,
      1. If you intend to pay at a bank, selected “Bank” and click continue,
        1. View the list of participating banks and then click on ‘Continue’.
        1. The “Print Acknowledgment” button will help you print “Payment Acknowledgment Slip” with Transaction ID, Application ID & Reference Number.
        1. With the copy of your Payment acknowledgement slip, proceed to a participating bank for payment.
        1. On making payment at the bank, you MUST be issued with an ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt that contains a “Validation Number”. You will need the “Validation Number” for confirmation of payment on the portal. (For use of your Validation Number, see the section on Validation Number below)
      1. If you intend to pay through Credit/Debit card, select “Credit/Debit card” and click continue,
        1. You will be required to fill in your log-in credentials.
        1. After filling in, click “Login” button and you will be sent to the payment portal
        1. For proceeding with the payment click the “PAY” button.
        1. Payment portal display application details, click on “Continue” button.
        1. You will be prompted to “Value Card” payment page, provide information of your card & Click on “OK” button
        1. After payment, the “Validation Number” is generated. Store it and use it to confirm the payment.
        1. You can also print a receipt by clicking the “Print the Receipt” button.

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Using your Validation Number

After payment, having obtained the “Validation Number”, proceed to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment:

  • Go to the “Query your Application Payment Status” and enter your Passport Application ID and Reference No.
    • If a “Validation Number” field appears, please enter the number from your ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt. Remember: Validation Number has been generated after payment through Bank also.
    • Click the “Search Record” button and you will be sent to the “Applicant’s Details” page where a date for your interview has been generated.
    • You can now print a Receipt or an Acknowledgement Slip by using the buttons on this page. (You will need them for your interview).
    • You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt or Acknowledgement Slip in a new window. Click on “Print” button to send a copy to the printer.

For Payment Outside of Nigeria

  • If you select a processing country other than Nigeria, your payment will be in US Dollars. You will be re-directed to an approved payment platform to complete your application and make your payment in US Dollars.
  • On confirmation of payment, proceed for Interview with relevant documents. Please, note that your interview schedule, final e-receipt and acknowledgment slip are only accessible using your Validation Number.
  • To print your NIS e-Receipt
    • On the portal home page, click on the ‘Query your application payment status’ link
    • At the next page, select ‘Passport’ as an option under the ‘Application Type’ drop down
    • Enter the following details:
      • Application ID
      • Reference Number
      • Validation Number (if applicable)
    • Submit the details
    • Your full application details shall be returned
    • Scroll down the page and click on ‘Print receipt’
    • You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt in a new window
    • Click on ‘Print this receipt’ to send a copy to the printer
  • To generate your Passport Guarantor’s Form
    • Click on passport guarantor’s form at the home page of the Nigeria Immigration Service
    • Enter reference and id number generated on the acknowledgment slip
    • Click Print to print out first page and next to print out second page (You will still be required to click the Print button)

General Documents required for interview:

Standard Passport

  1. Local Government letter of identification.
  2. Birth certificate / age declaration.
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs
  4. Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate /  High Court Judge
  5. Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years
  6. Marriage certificate where applicable
  7. Police report incase of lost passport
  8. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

The Following Tables list Passport Application Fees by Age and Booklet type.

Booklet TypeAGE 0 – 17AGE 18 – 59AGE 60+
32 Pages8,75015,0008,750
64 Pages20,00020,00020,000
Booklet TypeAGE 0 – 17AGE 18 – 59AGE 60+
32 Pages659465
64 Pages125125125

Official Passport

  1. Letter of introduction from appropriate State Government, Federal Government Ministry / Organization.
  2. Marriage certificate where applicable
  3. Police report in case of lost passport
  4. Letter of appointment / last promotion .
  5. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

Seamans Book Requirement

  1. Local Government letter of identification 
  2. Birth certificate / age declaration
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs 
  4. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission 


  • Acknowledgment slip & payment receipt plus 2 recent photographs are applicable in all cases
  • Print out copy of duly completed application form
  • Take printed and signed application forms to Passport office / Embassy / High Commission for further processing
  • A guarantor must attach the following documents
    • Photocopy of Data page of Nigerian standard Passport
  • Driving License or National Identity Card

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