Cost of International Passport in Nigeria And Anything To Know About It (2019)

We all know that International Passport is a document that confirms you from a certain country. International passport serve as a permission to a citizen of a given country, which a citizen of another country can enter other countries, so international passport serve as his permission.

The Nigerian International passport (e-passport) is the main and only document that confirms that you are a citizen of Nigeria.

It is also a means of identification and an important document for international travel. The Nigerian Immigration Service is responsible for processing the international applicable

How Much/Cost of Nigerian International

International Passport UPDATE: The Nigeria Immigration Service has just announced that the registration and issuance of the new international passport would cost N70,000. Its issuance would commence on Monday, March 4, 2019.The issuance is expected to commence in Ikoyi, Lagos on March 25, Kano on April 1, Alausa in Ikeja on April 8, and London inthe United Kingdom on April 22.

The new international passport comes with the following advantages:

*.10-year validity
*.self-tracking of visa applications
*.enhanced durability with polycarbonate technology

In 2014, the NIS increased the price of the Nigerian passport from N7000 to N20000. Currently, the cost of the Nigerian international passport is based on age and number of pages as seen below:
1.Age 0-17 |32 pages|N8,750
2. Age 0-17 |64 pages|N20,000
3. Age 18-59|32 pages|N15,000
4.Age 18-59|64 pages|N20,000
5.Age 60+|32 pages|N8,750
6.Age 60+|64 pages|N20,000

If you’re living outside of Nigeria, you can also obtain your passport from any of the Nigeria Embassies in the countries of your residence. Here’s the price below:

1.Age 0-17 |32 pages|$65
2.Age 0-17 |64 pages|$125
3.Age 18-59|32 pages|$94
4.Age 18-59|64 pages|$125
5.Age 60+|32 pages |$65
6.Age 60+|64 pages |$125

Requirements for Nigerian International Passport 

Below is an overview of the documents you need when applying for your international passport.If you’re applying for a standard passport, you will need the following:

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 commissionerof 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

If you’re applying for the official International passport, you will need the following:

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 promotionYou can make your payment online during your application process.

Nigerian International Passport: How to Pay Online

*.Visit the home page of the Nigeria Immigration Portal
*.Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:
*.Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then click on ‘Start Application’ button.
*.Fill the Application form; checkthe ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box then click the “PRINT” Button to print filled form.
*.Submit your application and view ‘Applicant details page’
*.Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
*.Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Payin Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button
*.Choose the currency you want to use for payment (Naira or US Dollars) and select the payment method. You can either pay with your credit or debit.
*.If you intend to pay through Credit/Debit card, select “Credit/Debit card” and click continue. You will be required to fill in your log-in credentials.After filling in, click “Login” button and you will be sent to the payment portal. For proceeding with the payment click the “PAY” button. Payment portal display application details, click on “Continue” button. You will be prompted to “Value Card” payment page, provide information of your card & Click on “OK” button After payment, the “Validation Number” is generated. Store it and use it to confirm the payment. You can also print a receipt by clicking the “Print the Receipt” button. After payment, the bank will issue an‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt that contains a “Validation Number”. You willneed this “Validation Number” for confirmation of payment on the portal.
*.If you selected the option to pay at a bank, select “Bank”and click continue and view the list of participating banks and then click on ‘Continue’. You will be notified to click thebutton “Print Acknowledgment.” The acknowledgement slip comprises the Transaction ID, Application ID & Reference Number. You can take this to the participating bank and make the necessary payment.
*.If you reside outside Nigeria and you have selected a processing country other than Nigeria, your payment will be in US Dollars. You will be re-directed to an approved payment platform to completeyour application and make your payment in US Dollars.
*.After payment, you can take your receipt with the validationnumber to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment. You can follow the steps below:
*.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 interviewhas 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.

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