How To Easily Apply For International Passport And Get It Fast | Procedures

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How To Easily Apply For International Passport And Get It Fast | Procedures

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Getting an international passport as become a thing of great fear and has be seen as a very difficult and long process, but that isn't true if your follow the simple steps, If you have been wondering how to apply for international passport and get it very fast and stress-free in Nigeria, then this article is for you.


Gettting international passport, generally Is different in some States, that is to say it take longer in some states than others. For example, it is faster to get an international passport when you apply in Lagos than In Edo State. Reason's are due to the fact that the passports are not produced in Edo State.
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FAQs

  • How can I apply for international passport.
  • How To Apply For Nigerian International Passport Via immigration office.
  • How To Apply For Nigerian International Passport Via:Online method.
  • What AreThe Required Documents Needed For Online International Passport Application.
  • How To Use International Passport Validation Number.
  • How Much Does It Cost To Get International Passport In Nigeria.
  • How to Check If Your Passport Is Ready



How Can I Apply For International Passport? 

This can be done easily, note there are two ways(methods) you can apply for Nigerian international passport. This can be done either you apply online by visiting the https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome "Offical Nigeria Immigration Website" or by going to any immigration office of your choice and apply physically . In the benefit of these article I will be showing you how to go about both methods(ways)

How To Apply For Nigerian International Passport Via immigration office(offline method)

Going to the immigration office yourself and apply physically in this context means "offline method".How do you go about this method? On arrival at the immigration office An agent there will guide you through the whole process. However, it is more expensive than applying online.
Below are the required documents You will need to submit to the immigration officer:

1. You are required to submit a copy of your local government or state of origin Identification Letter.

2. You are required to submit a copy of your Age declaration or Birth certificate.

3. You are required to submit a copy of yourMarriage certificate or marriage declaration (for female applicants only) in some cases, you might need to provide newpaper publication of change of name.

4. You are required to Make a clear photocopies of the valid international passport or your friend or relative together with his/ her national Identification card or driver’s license (this person will stand as your guarantor).

5.You are required to submit 2 passport photographs or 4-6 because of age and marriage declaration.

For those with E-passport applying for re-issue:
All you need to renew your expired passport is to take the expired passport and 2 passport photographs to the immigration office.

How To Apply For Nigerian International Passport Via:Online method 

Like I stated earlier, applyng for international passport online is less stressful and very fast than the other method.

Step1.Visit:https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome (the Nigeria Immigration official website) and click the e-Passport application form.

Step 2. Read the instructions guide and Fill the Application form correctly.

Step 3. Click the check box that with “ I Accept full responsibility for the information provided “

Step 4. Click the “PRINT” Button to proceed to print filled form.

Step 5. Click the ‘Submit Application’ button to view ‘Applicant details page’.

Step 6. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”.

Step 7.Proceed and ensure you enter your payment account details correctly.

Step 8. After payment, you would be presented a Validation Number.

Step 9. Ensure to Keep the validation number for future use.You can also print a receipt by clicking the ‘Print the Receipt’ button.

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What Are The Required Documents Needed For Online International Passport Application?

•Just as stated on the above offline application method, the documents required for your Online Standard Passport application are:
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 commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate / High Court Judge.

5. Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years.

6. Marriage certificate where applicable.

7. Police report in case of lost passport

8. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

• In the aspect of getting your Official Passport , you need the documents below:
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 promotion.

5. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission.


How To Use International Passport Validation Number:

After payment has been successful made, and you have obtained the “Validation Number”, proceed to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment:
1. Firstly gotol the “Query your Application Payment Status” and enter your Passport Application ID and Reference No.

2. Note If a “Validation Number” field appears, enter the number from your ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt.

3.After that proceed and Click the “Search Record” button and you will be sent to the “Applicant’s Details” page where a date for your interview has been generated.

4. You can now print a Receipt or an Acknowledgement Slip by using the buttons on this page. (You will need them for your interview).

5. You will be required to present your NIS e-receipt or Acknowledgement Slip in a new window. Click on “Print” button to send a copy to the printer.

Important Notice:

  • Acknowledgment slip & payment receipt plus 2 recent photographs are applicable in all cases.
  • Print out copy of duly completed application form.
  • Go to Passport office / Embassy / High Commission and present the printed and signed application forms for further processing.
  • A guarantor must attach the following documents
  • a. Photocopy of Data page of Nigerian standard Passport
  • b. Driving License or National Identity Card.

The Fastest Way To Get Your International Passport

I don’t know how you may feel about this, however, the fastest way to get your international passport is when you do it offline and are connected to a top immigration officer. This was how I got mine with the speed of light.
Now you may be asking, is it better to apply for passport online or at immigration office? Applying online is less stressful, but meeting the immigration officer one-on-one will help you monitor the progress of your passport and it is usually faster to get your passport ready.

How Much Does It Cost To Get International Passport In Nigeria?

The cost of international passport varies directly as the number of pages in it. A friend of mine got his international passport in Edo State with the sum of thirty thousand naira (#30,000). See the breakdown as shown in immigration website below:

NIS PASSPORT FEE – APPLYING IN NIGERIA.(NAIRA)

 Booklet Type       AGE 0 – 17
 32 Pages...............#8,750
 64 Pages.............. #20,000

AGE 18 – 59         AGE 60+
15,000...................#6,750
20,000 ..................#20,000


How to Easily Check If Your Passport Is Ready

When you apply through an agent, he/she will inform you immediately the passport is ready. Generally, the names of those whose passport are ready will be pasted in the immigration notice board.


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