How to Apply for Biometric Passport in Nigeria

Apply for Biometric Passport in Nigeria in online

  • To apply for an Biometric Passport, online the person applying must go to the Nigerian Immigration Portal by clicking the link below: apply online
  • On the next page open, select”Passport”. On the next page, click on the “Passport” tab. Find that category for Passport you wish to apply for and select”Apply” below that “Apply” button that is below it. The application form for this particular type of passport will be displayed.
  • Fill in all the fields of the form by providing the relevant information required by following the on-screen instructions and pressing the appropriate buttons.
  • After that, click the “Submit Application” button to submit the application and it will take you to the Payments page. Choose the payment that is appropriate and make the payment following the instructions on screen.
  • After you have paid the application is complete and you will be issued with the application and reference numbers.
  • You must bring all the documents that are required to be presented in order to obtain the Passport that you’ve filled out in your online and then go to the Passport office that you have chosen when you filled out your online registration.
  • Visit the office and provide all required documents to the appropriate authority within the office. After submission, the applications along with the attached documents will be presented to be verified and validated.
  • After verifying that the necessary requirements were properly supplied After confirming that the requirements have been met, officials proceed to carry out the next required action.
  • When all the required steps are completed and your Passport document is available for collection You will be informed and asked to pick up the document.

Required Documents For Biometric Passport

  • Print a copy of the filled application form
  • Introduction letter from Federal Ministry/Organization
  • Evidence of marriage (if appropriate)
  • Letter of appointment or recent promotion
  • Receipt of Acknowledgment
  • Reception of payment
  • Recent passport-sized photos (two numbers)
  • Nigerian standard Passport Data page’s Photocopy (guarantor)
  • Driver’s License (or National Identity Card (guarantor)
  • Document containing the applicant’s National Identification Number
  • Visit the link below and then click “Passports” menu , then click the “Services” tab, and then click on the appropriate Passport category to view the conditions: requirements
  • It is available in the ‘Passport Types’ section of the following link requirements

Office Locations and Contacts

Nigeria Immigration Service,Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Road,
Sauka, Abuja.
P.M.B. 38, Garki,
Phone: +2348119753844
Homepage: homepage link
Contact Link: contact link
For Enquiries and complaints:

What are all the Eligibility

  • Anyone who is a citizen or non-resident of Nigeria who wishes to get an Biometric Passport is eligible to apply.
  • Anyone who has an Nigerian Passport (obtained not with biometric) may also apply.


32 Page 5 years Standard Passport: N25,000.00
64 Page 5 Years Standard Passport: N35,000.00
64 Page 10-year Standard Passport only for adults (18 years or more): N70,000.00
32 Page 5-years Official Passport: N15,000.00

32 Page Standard Passport for 5-years: $130.00
64 Page 5 Years Normal Passport $150.00
64 Page 10-year Standard Passport only for adults (18 years and over): $230.00

  • For clarifications, the fee amount for different categories of passports are listed in the ‘Official Fees for the enhanced E-Passport’ section on the next webpage: fees details


Children and Adults (32 pages) 5 years and older
Children and Adults (64 pages) 5 years old
Adults (18+) only (64 pages) 10 years old

Processing Time

It differs from it’s Passport category.


  • The applicants are advised to adhere to the instructions under each field and make sure to complete the application according to the directions.
  • After the application is received those whose passports are older than six months will be required to appear at the passport office of their choice to capture a photograph and biometric information.
  • Visit the link below and then click “Passports” menu under the “Services” tab. Then click on the appropriate Passport category to learn more information about the Application procedure

The Information You Need

  • The full name and other information of the applicant
  • DOB and Contact Information
  • National Identity Number
  • Permanent Residence address
  • Addresses from overseas
  • Personal details
  • Parents as well as the next of kin’s information
  • Information on reference

The Document is required

  • E-passport booklets that were used by Nigerian Republicans have been replaced with the latest Enhanced E-Passports to serve the purpose of increasing validity and enhancing features that were previously available.

Information that can be useful

  • The Enhanced E-Passport is a part of the latest reforms that were approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It’s the result of thorough review of the E-passport booklet, which was in circulation for more than 10 years, and is only valid for 5 years.
  • Adults have the option to choose from any of the three passport categories. Young children, however, who are younger than 18 years can choose between selecting between the categories 5 years passport only.
  • A passport with a 10-year validity is not available to those who are under 18 years old, based on ICAO specifications , and also due to the expected changes in physical appearance.

Follow the link below for more information on enhanced passports using e-passports: application process

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