How to Renew Your Nigerian Passport

So, you’re planning to travel abroad later this year?

Are you dreaming of exploring the vibrant cities of USA or admiring the architecture in London?

Since you’ll be travelling outside of Nigeria, you need to make sure your passport is still valid.

If it’s expiring soon or has already expired, we’ve got all the info you need with this step-by-step guide on how to easily sort out your Nigerian passport renewal.

The online application process is straightforward and easy to understand. If you’re outside of Nigeria, you can apply online or at your nearest consulate/embassy.

Spare yourself any unwelcome stress by applying and submitting your application documents well before your departure date.

Once you get your renewed passport, all that’s left to do is pack your bags and take off!

 ==>What are the requirements?

During your initial application (which is online), select your nearest passport office.

Whether you have an expired passport or one that is about to expire, the requirements for the Nigerian passport renewal are as follows:

  1. Application letter
  2. Passport booklet
  3. Photocopy of the data page of your passport
  4. Acknowledgement slip and proof of payment

Unexpired passports:

If your passport is valid for more than six months, you must give a reason for your renewal application.

To stay in the loop on the requirements for your Nigerian passport renewal, please consult the Nigerian Immigration Services website here, ==> ​HERE

==> How much is the NG passport renewal fee?

You must pay the NG passport renewal fee online. Cash payments are not accepted.

Look at the Image below to understand the pricing better.

Please note this information was taken from the official Nigerian Immigration Services website and is subject to change.

==> How to Apply

The Nigerian passport renewal process must first be done online. At the end of your application process, you may collect your passport.


  1. Visit the Nigerian Immigration Services portal ==> HERE
  2. Select passport type
  3. Select a processing country
  4. Complete application form
  5. Select your preferred payment method
  6. Once payment is completed, click “Submit”
  7. You will be issued an Application ID and Reference number
  8. Print out Guarantor’s form and have it certified
  9. Submit the completed application form with additional required documents in person at your selected passport office
  10. If your passport is more than six months old, you will need to have your photograph taken and your biometric data captured

The Nigerian passport renewal application takes around 72 hours to process after your biometric data has been captured. In some cases, it has taken up to a month to process, so be sure to apply well in advance.

You will be notified by text or email, after which you can visit the immigration office to collect your passport.

Nigerians living abroad can apply for their Nigerian passport renewal online and then submit their documents and have their photographs taken and biometric data captured at their nearest consulate or embassy.


Renewed Nigerian passports have the same validity period as original passports: five years.

By following these easy steps, you can have your Nigerian passport renewed sooner than you think.

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Dr. Alabi

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