If you, like the majority of Nigerians, have ever considered traveling overseas, you will need to apply for an International Passport. Because it is the most important thing to do, this post should be taken extremely seriously.
For some, it’s simply a means of pursuing brighter days or a greener pasture. Others simply wish to feel the exhilaration of living or visiting a country other than their own.
The United States of America (USA) has always been the most ornamented country in the world; just consider how much pleasure you may have there. The towers you only see in movies might become a reality if you understand the fundamental requirements to obtaining an international passport.
Immigrants from all over the world come to the United States on a daily basis to settle and research ways to increase their earnings. Africans, particularly Nigerians, are aware that they will make more in a month than they would in Nigeria working in the same area of work. This explains why the majority of Nigerians will want to leave.
We have witnessed a large number of artisans and professionals relocate to other nations such as the United States and the United Kingdom, and most of them have had a positive experience. Anyone can leave at any time and return to the country whenever they want. It all boils down to knowing what you truly want to do.
Nothing is ever easy while traveling across borders because it is all dependent on systems established by the home and foreign governments. Here are the basic processes, but keep in mind that they are not exhaustive. First, you must obtain an international passport and apply for a VISA. After your application has been approved, you can book your flight.
You may believe that this appears to be a simple process, but it is not; there are activities that must be completed in order to travel or live abroad. You’ll get it if you ask anyone who has taken the same path, but it’s always worth it for the majority of people.
Now that you’ve seen how the procedures are broken down, let’s get started on the first one, which is getting your international passport in Nigeria. Remember that getting an overseas passport is not free, therefore you’ll have to pay for it either online or at a Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) office. If I were you, I would prefer to do it online to make the already difficult duties appear simpler to handle.
THE COST OF INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT IN NIGERIA
Since it has been known that nothing is completely free, especially when it comes to obtaining or renewing the most desired government legitimate ID card. Your voters card and national identification card are free, but foreign passports are not, so you’ll want to know how much it will cost to get one.
Here are the payment details of international passports in Nigeria:
- 32 pages passports for people between the age bracket of 0-17 cost N8,750, age 18 – 59 cost N15,000 and age 60+ cost N8,750.
- 64 pages passports for people between the age bracket of 0-17 cost N20,000, age 18 – 59 cost N20,000 and age 60+ cost N20,000.
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT IN NIGERIA
Adult (18 years and above)
- Completed application form with two passports clamped on it. The two passport photographs must be referenced by a guarantor.
- Completed Guarantors’ form which must be attested by Commissioner for Oaths.
- Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor.
- National ID Card or Letter of identification from State of origin/LG.
- If an employee of govt, you will produce letter of introduction stating Service Number, Length of Service and Designation/Rank.
- If married, you will need to provide your marriage certificate.
- Birth Certificate or Age Declaration attached with one passport photograph and signed by a Commissioner for Oaths.
- Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.
Minor (Children Under 18 Years Of Age)
- Completed passport photograph form accompanied with a passport photograph signed at the reverse by the parent(s).
- Evidence showing that at least mum or dad is a Nigerian.
- Birth certificate and letter of consent from any of the parents.
- Evidence of payment and Acknowledgement slip.
- If the minor or child was adopted, you must obtain a court order and letter from The State Ministry of Women and Child Development.
How to Apply For International Passport In Nigeria
- To apply for an international passport in Nigeria, visit the official website of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
- On the home page, click on “Apply For Passport Online” or follow > https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/epassport.
- Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” or “Official e-Passport”.
- Select Processing Country, that is the country where you wish to use for the interview for your passport application.
- Click on “Start Application”.
- Complete the “Standard ePassport Application”
- Tap on the ‘Submit Application’ button.
- Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”, do note that NIS accepts both master and visa card for payment.
- After payment, you will need to print the receipt which will contain a validation number.
- The validation number can be used to confirm your payment.
- Not over, check out the next steps to print out your interview details.