Renewing a Nigerian passport in America
The online application for the first part will be completed on the website Nigerian Immigration Service. You will need to enter your personal information.
You will need to complete the online application and then go to the nearest Nigerian Embassy/Consulate in the USA.
One Embassy is located in Washington DC. Two Consulates are located in Atlanta and New York. For your Nigerian epassport application, you will need to contact the nearest one. You can find the nearest consular office in your region on the Embassy's website.
Nigerian passport renewal - online application
You will need to follow the steps on the Immigration Service website to renew your Nigerian passport online.
- Step 1: Go to the Immigration Service website.
- Step 2: Select E-passport in the passport menu and choose standard E-passport.
- Step 3: Select the country to be processed and then submit the online application.
- Step 4: Choose from one of four accounts: Google Yahoo Open ID or Facebook. You can fill out the form after logging in or creating an Account.
- Step 5: Select the processing Embassy/office that has jurisdiction in your region, print a copy, and then click submit.
The system will issue a Reference number and an Application ID to you after your submission is successful. Continue to the online payment. Save the receipt.
Once you have completed the application, print the page and the tracking numbers. Then mail the information to the address indicated.
Nigerian passport renewal documents to be submitted at the Embassy
You will need to submit these seven (7 ) documents after you have completed the online process.
- A copy of the online application form
- Online payment receipt
- Online acknowledgment slips
- Passport of Nigeria that has expired
- Photocopy of your passport data page
- Two Nigerian passport-size photos
- For the USA, a certified self-addressed, prepaid envelope (from USPS, UPS or FedEx).
Minors must also submit a birth certificate, a signed letter of consent from both parents and a photocopy their passport data page.
You will need to submit a photocopy the data page from your parents' passports as well as your birth certificate if you are a Nigerian citizen who was born outside the country.
All applicants, regardless their age, must be present physically at the Nigerian Embassy in order to submit the documents.
A Nigerian passport takes approximately 3 (three) weeks to process, plus shipping time.
Nigerian passport renewal - processing fees
Based on the applicant's age, the fees for a new passport are different.
- $77 for ages 0-17
- $106 for all ages between 18 and 59
- For those over 60, $77
All payments must be made through the Nigeria Immigration Service without any third parties. You have the option to pay by debit or credit card, or with a money order from the post office.
Check that the data entered in the ePassport application form are correct. The payments are non-refundable after submission.
To renew your Nigerian passport, take passport photos
Because the requirements for a Nigerian passport photo are very different from those required by U.S passport applicants, not all United States services offer the opportunity to take the appropriate photos.
You can now use AiPassportPhoto!
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AiPassportPhoto allows you to take as many photos as you like, and you only have to pay for the ones you choose.
You can either print them and send them to you, or download them immediately. You'll be ready to submit your application in no matter what mode you choose.
Renewing a Nigerian Passport - Summary
You now know that renewing your Nigerian passport is easy. All you need are the correct documents and some time.
It's better to renew your passport sooner than it expires to make sure you have a valid document.
AiPassportPhoto makes it easy to quickly get the photos that you need for your application.
Can I renew my Nigerian passport before it expires?
Yes, you can renew it up to six months before its expiration date.
How can I renew my Nigerian passport here in the USA?
To complete the process, you just need to fill out the online application at the Nigeria Immigration Service website.
The online payment will require you to confirm your identity and provide proof of citizenship.
Your passport will be ready within 3 (three) weeks after you have completed the application. Shipping times vary depending on the year.
How much does it cost to renew your Nigerian passport?
The processing fee for passport applicants under 18 years old and over 60 years of age is $77. The fee for applicants aged 18 to 59 is $106.
What is the average time it takes to renew a Nigerian passport?
A Nigerian passport takes around three weeks to process, plus shipping time.