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Passport

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E-PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

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Applicants are required to complete and print online application forms as well as to print the Acknowledge Slip and Receipt after making payment. The online application form can be accessed at  https://portal.immigration.gov.ng.

APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO PAY TO ANY THIRD PARTY.  ALL PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ONLINE THROUGH  https://portal.immigration.gov.ng.

PASSPORT FEES SCHEDULE

AGES 0 YRS-17YRS ($77)

AGES 18Yrs-59Yrs ($106)

AGES 60Yrs and Above ($77)

Applicant(s) may choose to pay the above fee either with a credit card or money order. If the latter is chosen, please issue a money order (post office money order most preferred) in favor of INNOVATE.

APPLICANTS WISHING TO PAY PASSPORT FEE WITH MONEY ORDER ARE ADVISED TO PURCHASE POST-OFFICE MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO INNOVATE 1 SERVICE.

2 . When Embassy officials travel outside Washington DC metropolitan area with mobile machines to process e-passports, the processing fee is $100 per application, and payment (in money order) should be issued to the Embassy of Nigeria.

3. All passport applicants are required to be physically present on the appointment date booked on the embassy website. Applicants will only be able to reschedule their appointment date after the initial appointment date has passed.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT, ONCE APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED, FEES PAID ARE NOT REFUNDABLE!

  1. Passport Application form to be completed online.
  2. Online payment receipt.
  3. Online acknowledgment slip.
  4. Expired Nigerian Passport.
  5. Photocopy of Applicant’s data page of Nigerian Passport.
  6. Two current passport-size photographs preferably with white background.
  7. For applicants between the ages of 0-17, please pay close attention to the next section, as there are additional requirements for minors.
  8. A certified self-addressed prepaid envelope from USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

*Applicant to appear in person for biometric and image acquisition.

Applicants under the age of 18 (Eighteen) are required to provide the following:

  1. Completed online application forms
  2. Copy of child’s birth certificate
  3. Letter of Consent jointly signed by child’s both parents
  4. Photocopies of both parents’ passports data page. One of the passport data pages must be a Nigerian Passport.
  5. Online payment Slip
  6. Online acknowledgment Slip
  7. Child’s current two passport-size photographs preferably with white background.
  8. A certified self-addressed prepaid envelope from USPS, UPS, or FedEx

*Applicant to appear in person for biometric and image acquisition.

Applicants above 18 (Eighteen), born outside Nigeria are required to provide the following:

  1. Completed online application forms,
  2. Online payment receipt.
  3. Online acknowledgment slip.
  4. Birth Certificate.
  5. Photocopy of parent passport data page.  ONE OF THE PARENTS MUST BE NIGERIAN.
  6. A certified self-addressed certified prepaid envelope from USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

 

*Applicant to appear in person for biometric and image acquisition.

  1. In the Passport menu, choose the E-Passport Application Form Option. If you have a Yahoo or Google account, you may use it to log into the system, otherwise, select the Open ID option and create an account for the application process.
  2. Please complete the form and print it. Thereafter, click on the Submit Button.
  3. Once the application has been successfully submitted, you will be provided with a Reference Number and Application ID. Please print it out, as you will need it later in the application process.
  4. Click on the close button to continue the application process. At the bottom of the page, click on the Proceed to checkout button to begin the payment process.
  5. On the Cart page, double-check to make sure that the name in the cart corresponds to the appropriate applicant. Click on the Proceed to Online Payment Button.
  6. Choose the credit card payment option or the money order payment option and click next. If the money order payment option is selected, please follow the on-screen instructions for mailing the money order. Once the money order is received, you will receive a confirmation email. If the credit card option is used, allow 30 minutes for the payment to register, and proceed to the next step. For credit card payments, the applicant may only use his or her credit for payment of fees. NO THIRD-PARTY CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  7. Once the payment confirmation email is received, go to https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome
  8. In the application menu, click on the Query Your Application Payment Status option. Select E-Passport in the application menu and enter the Reference Number and Application ID. Click on the Search Record button. The next page will be the Online Application Confirmation page.
  9. On the Online Application Confirmation page, scroll to the bottom of the page and print the Payment Receipt and also print Application Confirmation. Attach these documents to the expired passport, or to the rest of the application documents (first issuance).
  10. The applicant should appear at the Nigerian Embassy on the appointment date, with his or her expired Nigerian passport and required documents. If the application is for a first issuance, and the applicant is under the age of sixteen, the following requirements must also be met.
  1. Police Report.
  2. A penalty fee of three hundred and fifty dollars ($350)in money order or cashier check  ONLY payable to the Embassy of Nigeria.
  3. Submission of the completed online e-passport application form (The link to the online application is in paragraph 7 above).
  4. Two (2) passport-size photographs preferably with white background.
  5. Applicant should provide Passport Number of lost Passport (if applicable).
  6. A certified self-addressed certified prepaid envelope from USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

 

Applicant to appear in person for biometric and image acquisition.

If you need to change or correct the data on your Nigerian e-passport, it can only be done in Nigeria. The Embassy no longer entertains such requests.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PICK-UP

The applicant will be required to present a pick-up slip and the expired Nigerian passport before receiving the e-passport.

  1. Letter of Authorization duly signed by Applicant requesting a proxy pick-up.
  2. Valid I. D. card of the authorized individual picking up Applicant’s passport.
  3. Applicant picks up Slip.
  4. Applicant’s expired Nigerian Passport.

MONDAY – THURSDAY (10am-12pm)

FRIDAY (11am – 12pm)

PICK-UP TIME FOR E-PASSPORT

MONDAY – FRIDAY (1 p.m – 2 p.m)

(Pickup time is strictly enforced)

If you have any inquiries regarding e-passport, visa, or other consular and immigration services, please call the Consular & Immigration section or address your inquiry to:

Attention: Consular & Immigration

Embassy of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008

SUMMARIZED STEPS ON HOW TO FILL OUT APPLICATION FOR E-PASSPORT OR E-PASSPORT RENEWAL

STEP 1: Go to Nigeria Immigration website at https://portal.immigration.gov.ng

STEP 2: In the passport menu, select the E-passport application form.

STEP 3: Select STANDARD e-passport.

STEP 4: Click on Processing Country, select United States

PLEASE READ IN FULL THE GUIDELINES REGARDING PAYMENT ON THE START APPLICATION PAGE

STEP 5: Click on Start Application

STEP 6: Choose one of the FOUR accounts: Google, Yahoo, Open ID, or Facebook, and create an account or if you already have one, log in. Then fill the form

STEP 7: Choose WASHINGTON DC as your Processing Office/Processing Embassy

STEP 8: Please complete the form and print it. Thereafter, click on the submit button

STEP 9: Once the application has been successfully submitted, you will be provided a Reference number and  Application ID

STEP 10: Using the Application ID and Reference number, proceed to payment – make the passport fee payment with your credit or debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can purchase a money order (preferably from the post office) and associate the money order to the Application ID and Reference number. A sample is displayed on the screen for guidance.

STEP 11: Once you have completed the association, please print out the page that displays the tracking number. Address the money order to Innovate Service. Then attach the money order to the page that displays the tracking number and mail it to:

 

INNOVATE1 SERVICES
30 Avon Meadow,
Lane Avon,
CT 06001.

 

STEP 12: Click here to schedule an appointment for a Biometric/Interview.

 

Please Read Carefully

The processing fees for all out-of-state services provided by the Embassy will henceforth attract the sum of $100.00 (money order only) per application, payable to the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, D.C.