If you’ve been asking yourself many questions surrounding how to get the Nigerian international passport as a Nigerian, then look no further.
Here are answers to commonly asked questions about the Nigerian international passport.
Let’s jump right in!
1. How much does it cost to get a Nigerian international passport?
The standard Nigerian international passport comes in two forms: the 32-page booklet passport and the 64-page booklet passport.
According to the Nigerian Immigrations Service (NIS), starting December 4, 2020:
- The 32-page booklet contains 32 pages, is valid for 5 years, and costs N25,000
- The 64-page booklet contains 64 pages, and comes in two types of validity. The first type is valid for 5 years, and costs N35,000. The second type is valid for 10 years, and costs N70,000
The fourth type of Nigerian international passport is the official passport (meant for government officials) that has 32 pages, is valid for 5 years, and costs N15,000.
If you’re not sure which one to get, go for the 32-page booklet that’s valid for 5 years, unless you’re a frequent traveler. In which case, you should get the 64-page passport valid for 5 years.
But the NIS office would tend to give you the 64-page booklet, only when they see that you’ve used the 32-page booklet and you’re done with it.
Be prepared to pay some extra price though, since staff at many of the NIS offices may charge you an extra N2,000 or N3,000 to help you ‘fast track’ the process, so you can get your passport in time.
2. How much does it cost to renew my Nigerian passport?
It costs the same prices to renew your passport as it takes to get a new one, according to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
If you lost your passport though, it might cost you way more money and time to get a new one – because you’ll need to swear a police affidavit, get a police report, and then go for the re-issue of your passport.
3. What documents do I need and what are the procedures involved in getting my Nigerian passport?
Use this website on the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) website: Standard Passport. Here, you’ll get all the details you need.
But it’d be helpful if you know someone at the NIS office where you plan to get your passport.
Find someone who has gotten their passport, and ask for the name and number of the immigration officer that they used.
They’ll be able to get your file moving, so you can get your passport within a shorter time frame.
If you’d like more detailed information on getting your Nigerian international passport as a Nigerian citizen, read this guide on How to Get a Nigerian International Passport in Nigeria to help you get started.