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08
July
2022

FG launches enhanced e-passport for Nigerians in UK, US with ten years validity

The Nigerian Immigration Service has announced the launch of the enhanced e-Passport for Nigerians in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, which comes with a ten-year validity.

This is for the Nigerian missions and consulates in the UK and the USA, according to a statement by the Nigerian Immigration service on Thursday.

The e-passports were launched last year to counter the passport booklet crisis facing the Service.

NIS said the passport comes in 3 categories, which are 32-page 5-year validity, 64-page 5-year validity and 64-page 10-year validity.

The steps to get the passport are:

  1. Visit passport.immigration.gov.ng
  2. Fill form and make payment online
  3. After successful payment book appointment date.
  4. Print appointment slip
  5. Visit pre-selected mission and consulate with all required documents
  6. NIN is mandatory for applying for the epassport

NIS said timeline for processing epassport is 5 weeks for fresh applications and 3 weeks for renewals.

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