Here you get to find out easy steps to get your nigerian passport, the cost of nigerian passport,ecowas passport and other info. Are you aware that with your nigerian passport you can visit north america, africa, europe for free? Kindly see visa free countries for Nigerian passport. Now the new nigerian international passport comes with its own benefits. Its because of this benefits that made the USA give nigeria travel ban. But Nigeria is working towards removing itsfee and how to get new nigeria passport .
First what is NIS, we hear of it all the time.Nigeria Immigration Service simply means the office in charge of immigration for nigerians .The Nigeria Immigration Service has witnessed series of changes since it was extracted from the Nigeria Police Force in 1958. But we will be talking on new nigerian passport and ecowas passport for the purpose of discuss .
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E-Passport (New Nigerian Passport)
Yea, this is the real deal, the new nigerian passport. Its true that the nigerian passport has changed so many times but kindly note its for security purpose. This is part of the reasons that led to the trump us travel ban. With technology growing high,nigeria passport is trying its best to adapt and the thing i love about Nigeria is that “WHEN NIGERIA WANTS SOMETHING IF THEY ARE REALLY SERIOUS THEY WILL GET IT ” we are so blessed .
The nigerian international passport allows you to travel to all countries in the world including the Ecowas countries. The Enhanced E-Passport is the new international passport of Nigeria. This is part of the new reforms approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The new nigerian passport is a product of intensive review of the existing e-passport booklet which has been in circulation for over 10 years and has only 5-year validity.
Benefits of the New Nigerian Passport
The new nigerian passport comes with new enhanced technology to help in not just easy issuance process but also worldwide acceptability all over the world. The nigerian passport involves
New security introduced on the new nigerian passport.
The quality of the passport is enhanced by polycarbonate technology.
The introduction of longer years validity as 10 years for frequent travellers.
The introduction of 64 pages , given the 10 years visa more pages.
Issuance process is automated.
Strictly online payment.
Easy tracking of application.
Effective communication with applicants on status of their application and also their collection.
Strictly computer based thereby removing human interference on your application.
Enhances document storage system.
Enhances prompt decision making.
Ease process flow of your application.
Provision of conducive processing environment for applicants.
The Provision of effective and compliant address mechanism.
Nigerian Passport Categories
The new nigerian passport is available in these categories
32 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors)
64 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors)
64 page 10-year validity (Applicable to Adults (18+) only)
How Much is Nigerian Passport
Kindly see the official rate of the nigerian passport, but we will keep you updated for changes
32 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors) – N25,000 $130
64 page 5-year validity (Adults and Minors) – N35,000 $150
64 page 10-year validity (Adults (18+) only) – N70,000 $230
OFFICIAL PASSPORT – N15,000 N/A
ECOWAS PASSPORT – N2700 N/A
Steps to Apply for New Nigerian Passport
Get you requirements ready. Kindly see the requirements below
Apply online by clicking on the type of passport application you want e.g. Fresh, Renewal, Lost, Damage, or Correction of data.
complete the online application form, select passport office in the state you wish to obtain the passport, proceed to make payment online and obtain reference and application ID numbers.
Proceed to the Passport Office which you selected during the online application with relevant requirements including evidence of payment made.
Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate selected during online application.
Applicants are also required to appear at the passport office chosen during online application for photograph and Biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six month old.
Nigeria International Passport Renewal
Kindly note that the process of the nigerian international passport renewal is the same process with that of a fresh nigerian international passport. This means you should just follow the same steps above for your nigerian international passport renewal.
Requirements of Nigerian International Passport
Here are the list of documents required for you to get the new Nigerian international passport.
Your Nigeria National ID card
Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor
Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor;
Marriage certificate, where applicable;
Birth Certificate (certificate issued by the National Population Commission shall be required from applicants whose date of birth is with effect from Dec 1992) or Age Declaration attached with one passport-sized photograph and duly endorsed by a Commissioner for Oaths
Acknowledgement slip and evidence of your payment
For Minor (under 18 years of age)
A completed passport application form attached with 1 passport sized photograph of minor to be endorsed on the reverse side by the consenting parent/s;
Evidence of Nigerian citizenship of parent/s; like datapage of the passport
Birth certificate (certificate must be issued by the National Population Commission for minors born within Nigeria);
Letter of consent from either parent, the letter of consent should state that they aware of their child trying to get a nigerian international passport
Acknowledgement slip and your evidence of payment.
Let’s proceed to ecowas passport
This is how the new ecowas passport looks like. Kindly note that this is not an E-passport (nigerian passport). Some people confuse this for E-passport. The ecowas passport only give you free access to the following list of Ecowas countries BENIN, BURKINA FASO, CAPE VERDE, CÔTE D’IVOIRE, The GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, LIBERIA, MALI, NIGER, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, TOGO. They have a similar agreement like that of europe schengen country visa. Most people apply for this first because it is cheaper and easier to get. Also because they feel that there destination is within the countries listed above.
How to get ecowas travel certificate
From the passport menu, Click on fresh/passport renewal tab.
Select “Standard e-passport” and then Country you are applying from.
You will be redirected to international partner of NIS. Ensure you read all instructions before you start. Have a good usable email id to log in and fill the form. After which an application Id will be generated, which you should print. Then click continue
Proceed to online payments, select the preferred platform of payment so you can pay and click continue.
Proceed with either card payment or bank payment , If bank; Print slip for further processing at bank where you pay at bank’s POS cash.
Requirements for Issuance of ECOWAS Travel Certificate
A well completed application form
Three(3) recent coloured (4×4 cm) passport photographs
Evidence of your age (birth certificate or statutory declaration of age is ok )
Letter of Introduction from Employer (only for salaried workers)
Letter of confirmation of Nigerian Citizenship from applicant’s Local Government Chairman.
Students and Trainee applicants shall obtain letters of introduction from the heads of their institutions accepting Immigration Responsibility .
Any other document which might be required by any locality as evidence of Nigerian Citizenship.
Kindly note that the ecowas passport shall be valid for two (2) years and shall be renewable for a further period of two (2) years later on.
We have tried to break it all down for you, but if you need further enquiry you can drop your comment below and we will reply. Nigeria now issue visa on arrival. Kindly share, remember that sharing is caring. Thanks and God bless Nigeria.