Passport

PASSPORT SERVICE OPENING HOURS:

    MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS (10:00-14:00)

NOTICE

Online appointments are currently fully booked at the moment and all appointments previously suspended due to covid-19 lockdown  have been reschedule . Notices of these reschedule have been sent to the email addresses supplied by each applicant.

 You will be contacted by phone and e-mail . Please do not come to the embassy until you receive a new appointment date.

APPLICATION GUIDELINE FOR STANDARD E- PASSPORT

Follow the instructions on the Nigerian Immigration Service Website to fill your  standard E-passport form and effect payment online. There are two type of standard E-passport Booklet (32-page and 64-page ) once payment has been made, save and print out your Application form, Payment slip and Acknowledgement slip including your Application ID and Reference Number, before proceeding to book an appointment.

 You will then need to book  an Online appointment with the Nigerian Embassy In Paris. 

Requirement to obtaining a standard e-passport

The standard passport can be obtained with any of the following reasons:

  • Fresh(First) application
  • Reissuance of passport

 ELIGIBILITY FOR FRESH PASSPORT

Nigerian citizens by Birth, Registration/ Naturalization

REQUIREMENTS FOR FRESH PASSPORT (CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH)

(A)   ADULT(18 YEARS AND ABOVE)

(i)    Letter of identification from Local Government/State of Origin

(ii)   Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs.

(iii)  Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed with photocopy of data page of Guarantor’s Nigeria e-passport and one passport sized photograph of the guarantor.

(iv)   Marriage certificate, where applicable.

(v)    Birth Certificate (Certificate issued by the National Population Commission shall be required from applicants whose date of birth is with effect from Dec 1992) or Age declaration attached with one passport-sized photograph and duly endorsed by a Commissioner for Oaths

(vi)   Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

(B)   MINOR (UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE)

(i)    Completed passport application form attached with 1 passport sized photograph of minor to be endorsed on the reverse side by the consenting parent(s)

(ii)   Evidence of Nigeria citizenship of parent(s)

(iii)  Birth Certificate (Certificate must be issued by the National Population Commission for minors born within Nigeria).

(iv)   letter of consent from both parents (Court Order to support a parent’s unavailability).

(v)    Acknowledge slip and evidence of payment.

(vi)   In case of Adopted Children, Court Order and Letter of approval from appropriate State Ministry are required in addition to the above stated requirements

RE-ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT

(A)    REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT

(i)    Expired Validity

  • Application letter
  • Passport booklet
  • Photocopy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

(ii)   Unexpired Validity

  • Application letter
  • Passport booklet
  • If validity is more than six (6) months, applicant should state reason(s)
  • Photocopy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

(iii)  Exhausted visa pages

  • Application letter
  • Passport booklet
  • Photocopy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

(iv)  Damaged Passport Booklets

  • Application letter
  • Passport booklet
  • Photocopy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

(b) Re-issue

  • Application form
  • Payment confirmation/ Acknowledgement form
  • Two recent passport photographs
  • Completed Guarantor form
  • One passport photograph of guarantor
  • Original passport
  • Photocopy of Data Page of passport

(B)   Lost Passport

(i)    Application letter stating circumstances/place of loss

(ii)   Extract of police Report of lost passport.

(iii)  In case of loss due to fire outbreak, fire service report is mandatory.

(iv)   Photocopy of data page of passport.

(v)    Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

NOTE: Where a passport was declared lost and reissued, if recovered, the holder shall immediately notify the Nigeria Immigration Service (Section in Embassy) of recovery and submit passport for cancellation.

  • It is an offence to hold two(2) valid passports of the same type at the same time.

(C)   Change of Name Due to change in Marital Status

(1)   Requirements(Married)

  • Application letter
  • Copy of marriage certificate or declaration of marriage
  • Sworn affidavit from a magistrate or high court of change of Name deposed to by applicant
  • Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name(21 days after publication)
  • Statutory evidence of Change of Name (if resident outside Nigeria)
  • Passport booklet and copy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

(2)   Requirements (Divorced)

  • Application letter.
  • Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute or Declaration of Divorce.
  • Evidence of Maiden Name.
  • In case of re-marriage, Certificate of marriage with current spouse.
  • Sworn Affidavit from a magistrate or high court of change of Name deposed to by applicant.
  • Copy of newspaper publication of change of Name (21 days after publication).
  • Statutory evidence of change of Name (if resident outside Nigeria).
  • Passport booklet and copy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

(3)   Requirements(widowed)

  • Application letter.
  • Certificate of death of spouse from National Population Commission (NPC).
  • Evidence of Maiden Name.
  • In case of re-marriage, Certificate of marriage with current spouse.
  • Sworn affidavit from a magistrate or high court of change of Name deposed to by applicant.
  • Copy of newspaper publication of change of Name (21 days after publication).
  • Statutory evidence of change of Name (if resident outside Nigeria).
  • Passport booklet and copy of data page of passport.
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

(B)   Lost Passport

(i)    Application letter stating circumstances/place of loss

(ii)   Extract of police Report of lost passport.

(iii)  In case of loss due to fire outbreak, fire service report is mandatory.

(iv)   Photocopy of data page of passport.

(v)    Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

NOTE: Where a passport was declared lost and reissued, if recovered, the holder shall immediately notify the Nigeria Immigration Service (Section in Embassy) of recovery and submit passport for cancellation.

  • It is an offence to hold two(2) valid passports of the same type at the same time.

(C)   Change of Name Due to change in Marital Status

(1)   Requirements(Married)

  • Application letter
  • Copy of marriage certificate or declaration of marriage
  • Sworn affidavit from a magistrate or high court of change of Name deposed to by applicant
  • Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name(21 days after publication)
  • Statutory evidence of Change of Name (if resident outside Nigeria)
  • Passport booklet and copy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

(2)   Requirements (Divorced)

  • Application letter.
  • Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute or Declaration of Divorce.
  • Evidence of Maiden Name.
  • In case of re-marriage, Certificate of marriage with current spouse.
  • Sworn Affidavit from a magistrate or high court of change of Name deposed to by applicant.
  • Copy of newspaper publication of change of Name (21 days after publication).
  • Statutory evidence of change of Name (if resident outside Nigeria).
  • Passport booklet and copy of data page of passport
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

(3)   Requirements(widowed)

  • Application letter.
  • Certificate of death of spouse from National Population Commission (NPC).
  • Evidence of Maiden Name.
  • In case of re-marriage, Certificate of marriage with current spouse.
  • Sworn affidavit from a magistrate or high court of change of Name deposed to by applicant.
  • Copy of newspaper publication of change of Name (21 days after publication).
  • Statutory evidence of change of Name (if resident outside Nigeria).
  • Passport booklet and copy of data page of passport.
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.

(D)   CHANGE OF DATA/ CORRECTION OF ERROR

  • Application letter stating reasons for change/correction of errors
  • Evidence of payment of non-refundable administrative charge.
  • Previous documentary evidences to support request
  • Sworn affidavit from a magistrate or high court of correction of error, deposed to by applicant
  • Copy of newspaper publication for change of name
  • Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment of passport fees.

NB: All passport applicants must present evidence/proof of residence in France, before he/she would be allowed into the embassy.

(D)   CHANGE OF DATA/ CORRECTION OF ERROR

  • Application letter stating reasons for change/correction of errors
  • Evidence of payment of non-refundable administrative charge.
  • Previous documentary evidences to support request
  • Sworn affidavit from a magistrate or high court of correction of error, deposed to by applicant
  • Copy of newspaper publication for change of name
  • Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page
  • Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment of passport fees.

NB: All passport applicants must present evidence/proof of residence in France, before he/she would be allowed into the embassy.

To start your standard E-Passport application, click on the link below 

Apply for E-Passport

You are also advised to return to the return to the Nigeria Immigration Service siteclick onPassport Application Payment Status” and enter your Application ID and Reference No. to check your payment status.

In cases where an applicant was not able to print their application forms before payment, you are advised to go to Innovate Service Website and login in with your Yahoo or Gmail account to print out your complete application form.

Applicants wishing to make an online appointment should please note that the Book Appointment button will only be available to them after they have uploaded their documents.