NewsNigerian Passport Renewal : Application Process, Price And Capturing

Nigerian Passport Renewal : Application Process, Price And Capturing

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The Nigeria Immigration Service has advised Nigerians to begin their Nigerian passport renewal process at least 6 months before the expiration date to prevent last-minute rush and prevent problems for them. There are different NIS passport offices in different states of the country. Many Nigerians will usually choose offices in the state they live in while others do not mind travelling to other states for faster processing.

Here is a tweet directly from the official Twitter page of the Nigerian Immigration Service telling Nigerians to avoid the rush.

For the renewal of your passport on the NIS website, here is the process for your Nigerian passport renewal.

For the first page of the Nigerian passport renewal application, You are to fill in your details and those details include:

  • Passport Type
  • Passport Number
  • Processing state
  • Booklet Type
  • Change Type
  • Age
  • Processing Office
  • Validity

After entering these details, the booklet fee will appear on the screen, then you can press continue

Step 2/page 2 will be for filling in your personal details, which will include:

  • Title
  • First Name
  • Surname
  • Middle Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Occupation 
  • Maiden Name
  • NIN
  • Email

Some of the added instructions on the site include

  • The information you will be providing while filling out your form must match the information from your NIN.
  • If you are paying later, you can save your application and continue when you are ready to make the demanded payments.
  • Ensure that the details provided during your application are verified before you make the necessary payment.
  • Ensure to fill in a valid and functioning email address
  • While filling out the form, the format for the date of birth should be dd/mm/yyyy.
  • Your NIN should be 11 digits
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The 3 page contains your contact information which will include your

  • address,
  • telephone number,
  • email address

And the fourth page includes next-of-kin information.

Spoke to a couple of Nigerians to ask them how long their Nigeria passport renewal process took;


Detailed feedback from Izzy sharing her passport renewal process with us and how long it took.
I registered online, on their site. You’re supposed to pick the place where you want to pick it up and do your capturing. If you’re in Lagos, Ikeja, Ikoyi, or Festac. I picked where I wanted and then I made the payment. You pick how many leaves you want. The payment was 25,000 Naira for the actual passport and there was a 1000 naira charge, I can’t remember what exactly it was for, in total, I paid 26,000 naira.

I picked a date. You have to pick your available date, the most convenient date for you. I registered sometime on October 26th and I was able to get December 1st you also have to pick a time. I picked 12 noon or 2 pm or something but from my connect that is there, they said “Just go early so that you are able to do whatever you need to do and get out” I obviously had someone there but I wanted to do it by myself because I didn’t want any mistakes and I have people who have had to travel all the way to Abuja because of mistakes that were made.

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I went there, I didn’t have to wait long as I said, I had someone there. I just did what U had to do and submitted the papers that I was asked to bring because you need your NIN, so if you don’t have your NIN, you have to sort that out first. There is a NIN place there though I don’t know if they do it for people who don’t already have you should have your NIN. I got there and submitted the documents that were asked of me. I eventually had to wait a bit because their network is forever down and then I got to where I had to capture.

I had someone there but I still had to tip a few people to not sit there because I really didn’t want to spend more than two hours there and I didn’t. I did my capturing. You can’t wear earrings for some reason and I don’t think It was like that before because the last time I remember doing my passport, I wore my earrings, I didn’t have any issues with that but apparently now, you have to take out your earrings. Did the capturing, but had to wait a little bit. There is this entire process after capturing, you are supposed to wait to sign something, I went back to my house after that.

They said it would take 4 to 6 weeks, so instead of paying someone to hasten the process, I decided to be patient since it’s 4 to 6 weeks.
I had already calculated that since I captured December 5th, by the end of January, or the beginning of February, it should be out. I waited and waited and waited. Eventually March, I sent a message to my person and they sorted it out for me. I eventually went to pick it up 2 or 3 days after I made the call.

They will still waste your time, there are people who have been waiting and waiting for months, for over a year. In fact, if you search on Twitter for “passport issues” you’ll be frustrated on their behalf. It takes a ridiculously long time, meanwhile, you are being told there that it will take 4 to 6 weeks. At one point, I was following up on their sire, I thought “Oh Nigeria is finally advanced and they have sense”

Sometimes you’ll go there and all the progress that has been made will not reflect on the website. I picked it up and based on the calculations on the site, it has still not been produced. You can imagine these people, they are just not serious.

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