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How to get a Nigerian Passport

When applying for an ordinary (regular) passport for Nigerian nationals, there are certain supporting documents required.

Guidelines for Acquiring a Nigerian Passport

Required documents

  1. Local government letter of identification.
  2. Birth Certificate/ Age declaration.
  3. 2 recent passport photograph
  4. Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths Magistrate/High Court Judge
  5. Parents letter of consent for minors under 16 
  6. Marriage certificate where applicable

Steps for passport application

There are two ways you can apply for International Passport:

  1. Online Application or
  2. Visiting the nearest passport office to you.

Step 1: Prepare required documents.

Step 2: Apply online via Click on the type of passport application desired e.g. Fresh, Renewal, Lost, Damage, or Correction of data, or visit the immigration office for the application.

Step 3: Complete the (online) application form, select passport office in the state you wish to get the passport, make payment online and obtain reference and application ID numbers.

Steps 4: Proceed to the Passport Office selected during the online application with relevant requirements, including evidence of payment made 

Note: Applicants are required to appear at the passport office chosen during the online application for a photograph and biometric data capturing if their current passport is over six months old and National number is required.

Address & contact

Immigration Benin zonal headquarters: 7, zone G Benin city Ikpoba hill Ikpoba Okha

Hours of operation: 8am – 4pm