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How to Apply For an E-Passport (Online)

Everything has gone digital these days, and the Nigerian passport application process is no different.

Follow the steps below to get a new passport online. You can still carry out the process in person at designated offices:

Step 1: Log on to the official Nigerian Immigration website.


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Step 2: Select the “ePassport” tab on the website’s homepage to be redirected to the application form.



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Step 3: Select the required Passport type – Standard ePassport or Official ePassport. You will be required to include your processing country if you choose the latter option.

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Step 4: Fill out your General Information – Names, Date of Birth, Gender and Place of Birth – and Contact Details.


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Step 5: You will be required to fill out more details at the next stage including your Permanent Address information, details of your Personal Features – hair colour, marital status, eye colour and height – and Next of Kin information.

You will also need to specify your Passport Book type – 32 pages or 64 pages

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Step 6: You will be given a 7-number Application ID and a 10-number Reference Number which you must take along with you to the Embassy/High Commission to complete the process.

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You will also need to print off the page – to take along with you – after inserting a date and personal signature or thumb impression.



Step 7: To begin the payment process, click on the Passport Tab at the top-left hand corner of the page.


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A tray of icons will emerge. Select the “View Status” option (underneath Application Status) at the top-right hand corner.


Step 8: Insert your Application ID and Reference Number in the spaces provided.

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Upon submission:

  • You will be asked to confirm the details of your filled out form before being redirected to the page below. Here, select your desired e-wallet currency – Pay4Me or NetPost Pay.
  • An acknowledgement slip will be displayed for printing, which can be taken to a Bank for actual payment (Please contact NIS for list of suitable banks).
  • Collect a validation number from the Bank of payment to be provided on the portal – the same section as above. Print out the slip displayed, and add to your list of printouts to be submitted at the Embassy/High Commission.



  • Application fees paid are non-refundable.
  • If a double payment was made, money can only be refunded if it was for a single application.
  • Payment is valid for only one (1) year.
  • The official ePassport is processed exclusively at the NIS Service Headquarters, Sauka – Abuja.


For more information, please call +234 (1) 2714449 or 4541452 (Available 5 days a week)


Source: Nigeria Immigration Service website and Customer Service Rep.

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Ify Halim is a Writer and media enthusiast based in Lagos. She enjoys writing self-help/inspirational articles with published work in UYD Magazine, Edufrica, Our Stories Inc. and The Keele Concourse. She currently works at, Nigeria’s Information Portal. Follow her on Twitter @MissHalim or visit her online space at

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