New Online Passport Application System Goes Live

Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo
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The Federal Government has launched its new, online passport application system today 8 January, 2024 to allow Nigerians to apply for their passport seamlessly.

Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo had announced in December that the government was working to ensure a fully automated system of passport application in the country.

The minister said the automated application system was “99 per cent done,” adding that the process would include uploading passport photos and supporting documents.

He noted that Nigerian applicants who want 32-page passports with five-year validity would pay N35,000, while those who want 64-page passports with a 10-year validity would pay N70,000.

Nigerians who live abroad and wish to apply for passports with a five-year validity period and 32 pages, will pay $130, while those who prefer passports with a 10-year validity period and 64 pages will pay $230.

HOW TO APPLY: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

1. Visit the online application portal http://passport.immigration.gov.ng.

2. Click on “Apply for Fresh Passport” (for new applicants)

3. Enter your NIN and date of birth and complete other required data

4. Upload your passport photograph and other supporting documents.

5. Visit the closest Immigration Office for your biometric capture.

6. Within two weeks, your passport will be ready for collection.

FRESH APPLICANTS

1. You must be a Nigerian

2. You must have NIN

3. Have a passport photograph that meets ICAO standards

4. . Have your documents such as birth certificate, local government certificate of origin, and other documents ready

RENEWAL

1. You must have NIN

2. Have an old passport number

3. Have a passport photograph that meets ICAO standards.

4. Have your documents such as birth certificate, local government certificate of origin and others ready.


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