If you need a guide to renew your Nigeria passport in the USA, we have provided a step-by-step guide here in this content, and all you need to know.
Nigerian Passport Renewal In the USA
Immediately After the payment is done, applicants must complete and print online application forms, as well as the Acknowledge Slip and Receipt. You can fill out an application at https://portal.immigration.gov.ng if you want to do it electronically. Applicants are advised not to pay anything to anyone else. All fees must be paid online at https://portal.immigration.gov.ng.
Schedule Of Passport Fees
- AGES 18Yrs-59Yrs ($106)
- AGES 0 YRS-17YRS ($77)
- AGES 60Yrs and Above ($77)
The charge as mentioned earlier can be paid with a credit card or a money order by the applicant(s). If you choose the latter, please send a money order to INNOVATE (preferably a post office money order).
Applicants who wish to pay the passport fee by money order should buy a post-office money order payable to innovate 1 service.
There is a processing cost of $100 per application when Embassy staff use mobile devices to process e-passports outside the Washington DC metropolitan region. Payment should be made to the Embassy of Nigeria (in money order).
All passport applicants must appear in person at the embassy on the appointment date scheduled on the internet. Applicants will only be permitted to change their appointment date after the initial appointment time has expired.
NOTE: Fees paid are non-refundable once applications have been submitted.
Short-Form Guide For Completing An Application For An E-Passport Or Renewing An E-Passport
Go to the Nigerian Immigration website at https://portal.immigrationgov.ng/ as a first step.
STEP 2: Choose the E-passport application form from the passport option.
E-passport STANDARD is the third option.
STEP 4: Select the United States from the Processing Country drop-down menu.
Please Read The Payment Guidelines On The Start Application Page Carefully And Carefully Only
Next, click on the button labeled “Start Application.”
STEP 6: Create a Google, Yahoo, Open ID, or Facebook account, if you don’t already have one, or sign in if you do. After that, complete the application.
STEP 7: Select WASHINGTON DC as your Processing Office/Processing Embassy
STEP 8: Complete and print the form. After that, click on the submit button to finish the process.
STEP 9: If your application is accepted, you will be given an Application ID and a Reference number.
To pay the passport fee, use your credit or debit card and enter the Application ID and Reference Number into the payment system. If you don’t have a credit or debit card, you can buy a money order (ideally at the post office) and link the money order to the Application ID and Reference number. For reference, a model is shown on the screen.
Once you’ve completed Step 11, you’ll see a tracking number on the page you just printed off. Money orders should be made out to Innovate Service, Inc. Then mail the money order to the address below, along with the tracking number attached:
30 Avon Meadow,
STEP 12: To arrange a Biometric/Interview appointment, book an apartment on the embassy official page
Please pay attention to what you’re about to read.
All out-of-state services supplied by the Embassy will now be subject to a processing fee of $100.00 (only money orders will be accepted), payable to the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, D.C.
The Enhanced E-Passport: A Quick Guide.
As part of the country’s latest round of changes, the Enhanced E-Passport was approved by the federal government. An extensive assessment of the existing 10-year-old e-passport booklet, with just a 5-year validity period, led to the creation of the new one.
Enhancements to the E-Passport Reforms: Features and Benefits
The introduction of a new, more secure passport; the use of Polycarbonate technology to improve the passport’s quality;
Saves trips to the passport office with a booklet with a 10-year validity;
Automating the issuing procedure to increase transparency and reduce the need of touts and middlemen
Only accepts payments made through the internet;
Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) implementation to assure tracking of applications, communication with applicants on application progress, and data gathering.
Eliminate human interference, improve document storage, improve speed of decision-making,
Facilitate the flow of processes, provide applicants with a processing environment that is friendly, and provide an efficient and compliant address method
Types of Enhanced E-Passport
There are a variety of new Passport options available.
Validity period of five years, 32 pages (Adults and Minors)
Validity period of 5 years, 64 pages (Adults and Minors)
64-page booklet with a ten-year shelf life
Adults can select from any of the three options listed above. However, young children under the age of eighteen can only choose between categories I and ii. Passports with a 10-year validity period cannot be issued to anyone under the age of 18 because of ICAO regulations and the likelihood of their physical appearance changing during that time period.
Fees for the Enhanced E-Passport
32 Page 5-year Standard Passport 25,000.00 130.00
64 Page 5-year Standard Passport 35,000.00 150.00
64 Page 10-year Standard Passport for adults only (18 years and above) 70,000.00 230.00
32 Page 5-year Official Passport 15,000.00 N/A
Because the National Identity Number (NIN) was not yet fully integrated with the Enhanced E-Passport, the launch date was pushed back to April 29th, 2019.
Enhanced E-Passport requirements are the same as for old passports in terms of application types, and a National Identification Number (NIN) is also necessary and mandatory for the issuing of the New Passport.
The information on the old passport will transfer over to the Enhanced E-Passport without change.
Guide to Apply for a New Nigerian Passport
Prepare your documents
Visit https://portal.immigration.gov.ng and click on the sort of passport application you desire, such as fresh or renewal or lost or damaged or data correction.
To apply for a passport, fill out an online application, choose a passport office in the state where you want to apply for the passport, pay online, and get a reference and application ID number are all simple steps.
Go to the Passport Office you selected in your online application and bring the necessary documents with you, including proof of payment.
Nigerians living abroad should apply at the Nigerian Embassy/High Commission or Consulate of their choice, which may be found when completing the online application.
If your current passport is older than six months, you must appear in person for a photo and biometric data capture at the passport office you selected during your online application.
Contact Passport and other Travel Documents Directorate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or complaints. Passport and other Travel Document Directorate
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on the New Nigerian Passport (FAQ).