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E-Passport Requirements

E-Passport Requirements

To apply for E-Passport, the following steps are to be followed:

Information on Standard Passport or Official Passport

Follow the instructions on the Nigerian Immigration Service Website and return to the Nigerian Embassy Dublin Website. Once your E-passport payment (32-page or 64-page passport) is completed on the Nigerian Immigration Website, save and keep your Payment and Acknowledgement slips containing Application ID and Reference Number safe before proceeding with an appointment booking.

Applicants are advised to save PDF copies of Payment and Acknowledgement slips for safe keeping. (Failure to do so may result in loss of proof of payment!)

Note: To start your E-Passport application, click on the button below; You will be re-directed to the Nigerian Immigration Service Website.

Apply for e-Passport

Note: All administrative fees are made payable to the Embassy of Nigeria, Dublin in form of Postal Orders only.

1. New E-passport Requirements

E-Passport Application Requirements for Adults
  1. Printed Embassy Online confirmation of appointment slips (NGA04).
  2. Complete SIGNED Online Application Form (Please check all fields for any errors).
  3. Two (2) recent passport photos of the applicant.
  4. Photocopy of applicant's Birth Certificate or Age Declaration.
  5. Local government of origin certificate.
  6. Photocopy of the (old) Nigerian MRP Passport data page.
    • (Please include photocopy of ANY OBSERVATION Page.)
  7. Guarantor's form {Duly SIGNED & STAMPED by a Notary Lawyer/Commissioner of OATHS}.
    • Photocopy of the Guarantor's passport data page, National ID Card or Driver's licence.
    • One passport photo of Guarantor.
  8. Proof of address (Photocopy of a Utility Bill, e.t.c.).
  9. Photocopy of GNIB Card.
  10. E-passport Payment slip.
  11. E-passport Acknowledgement Slip.
E-Passport Application Requirements for Children / Minors
  1. Printed Embassy Online confirmation of appointment slip (NGA04).
  2. Complete SIGNED Online Application Form (Please check all fields for any errors).
  3. Two (2) recent passport photos of the applicant.
    • One (1) recent passport photo of father and mother
  4. Photocopy of Birth Certificate.
  5. Photocopy of the (old) Nigerian MRP Passport data page (if any).
  6. A letter of consent DULY signed by the father and mother / Legal Guardian.
    • Photocopy of the passport data page of the father and mother.
  7. If the mother has sole custody, she must provide a copy of the court order granting her full custody or authority to waive the rights of the father
  8. In case of a Legal Guardian, photocopy of Court order awarding custody plus the Passport data page.
  9. Photocopy of parent's / legal guardian's GNIB Card.
  10. Proof of Parents / Legal Guardian's address (Photocopy of a Utility Bill, etc.)
  11. E-Passport Payment slip and E-passport Acknowledgement Slip.
Application Requirements for fresh E-passport for married women
  1. Printed Embassy Online confirmation of appointment slips (NGA04).
  2. Complete SIGNED Online Application Form (Please check all fields for any errors).
  3. Consent letter from the husband.
  4. Application letter duly signed by the Applicant addressed to the Passport Officer requesting for a change in details due to Marriage
  5. Two (2) recent passport photos of the applicant.
  6. Photocopy of applicant's Birth Certificate or Age Declaration.
  7. Local government of origin certificate.
  8. Photocopy of a Marriage Certificate issued by an authorised and recognised Body under the Law showing new names (Original copy to be sighted)
  9. Photocopy of the data page of husband's passport
  10. Guarantor's form {Duly SIGNED & STAMPED by a Notary Lawyer/Commissioner of OATHS}.
    • Photocopy of the Guarantor's passport data page, National ID Card or Driver's licence.
    • One passport photo of Guarantor.
  11. Proof of address (Photocopy of a Utility Bill, e.t.c.).
  12. Photocopy of GNIB Card.
  13. E-passport Payment slip.
  14. E-passport Acknowledgement Slip.
  15. An Administrative fee of €50.00 in form of a postal order payable to the Embassy of Nigeria with the name of Applicant on the reverse side.
NOTE: If marriage was contracted in Nigeria, the following also applies:
  1. Photocopy of a Sworn Court Affidavit (original copy to be sighted) and publication from a recognised National Nigerian Newspaper showing the change in status.
Requirements for extension of validity of E-passport:
  1. Personal request from the applicant stating his/her reason for the extension of validity of his/her passport
  2. Evidence of need of extension e.g. Letter from his/her school and admission letter for students or visa page and data page of the passport in the case of non-students.
In case of LOST Passports, Applicants MUST produce:
  1. Personal request from the applicant stating how his/her E-passport got lost
  2. Photocopy of a duly stamped and endorsed Police Report (Bring Original for sighting) and court affidavit for the lost E-passport obtained from the applicant's country of residence
  3. Evidence of payment issued by the mission; €200 Postal order (payable to Embassy of  Nigeria, Dublin)
  4. Data page of the E-passport(s) of the said lost passport(s)
  5. An interview may be required.
Application Requirements for E-passport in case of change of name due to divorce: In addition to the requirements of marriage above, there is the need to bring the following evidence of marriage dissolution
  1. Application letter duly signed by the Applicant addressed to the Passport Officer requesting a change in details due to divorce
  2. If the divorce took place in Nigeria, a newspaper publication from a recognized National Nigerian Newspaper showing the change in status
    • Photocopy of the Decree Nisi (original copy to be sighted)
    • Photocopy of the Decree Absolute dissolution of marriage (original copy to be sighted)
  3. If it is abroad, the only requirement is to forward the Authentic court ruling by both respondents on the dissolution of their marriage
  4. An administrative fee of €50.00 in form of a postal order payable to the Embassy of Nigeria with the name of the applicant on the reverse side.
Application Requirements for E-passport in case of change of name due to family resolution:
  1. Personal request from the applicant stating why the family resolution to change their name.
  2. Evidence of deed poll of change of name due to family resolution obtained from the country of residence.
  3. Data page of the E-passport(s) of their E-passport(s).
  4. Photocopy of applicant's Birth Certificate or Age Declaration.
  5. An administrative fee of €50.00 in form of a postal order payable to the Embassy of Nigeria with the name of the applicant on the reverse side.
  6. Any other supporting documents to butress his/her claims.
Application Requirements for E-passport in case of change of Date of Birth: In addition to the above requirement, applicants desiring to change his/her date of birth shall note the following:
  1. Change of date of birth should be reasonable in the age difference.
  2. That change of date of birth can only be changed based on genuine and proven facts submitted as document.
  3. That request of change of date of birth from the United Kingdom and USA will not be entertained if date of birth has already been submitted to both countries. It can be changed only if the date of birth submitted to these countries is the one that applicant desires to change based on its ingenuity and proven facts and attracts an administrative charge.
Change of Data on a lost E-passport:
  • Encompasses all requirements for change of data but inclusive of the police report and court affidavit of loss of E-passport.
Change of data due to Criminal Intent
  • It is punishable under the Passport Miscellaneous Offences Act and Penalty in Immigration Act of 2015 as amended, Section 10, Sub Section A to G

2. E-Passport Renewal Requirements

All applicants wishing to renew their e-passports are required to present the following to the Embassy:
  • Embassy Online confirmation of appointment slips (NGA04).
  • Printed and duly completed online e-passport application forms.
  • Printed payment and acknowledgement slips.
  • Photocopy of the data page of their current e-passport.
  • 2 passport sized photos. 
  • Photocopy of a Utility Bill (as proof of address).

3. Change of Details

Change of Details:

Change of Details:

Persons wishing to change their details on their e-passports can only do so under the following categories:
  1. Due to Marriage (The requirements are as follows):
    1. Application Letter duly signed by the Applicant addressed to the Passport Officer requesting for a Change in Details due to Marriage
    2. Photocopy of a Marriage Certificate issued by an authorised and recognised Body under the Law showing new names (Original copy to be sighted)
    3. If the marriage was contracted in Nigeria, photocopy of a Court Affidavit (original copy to be sighted) and publication from a recognised National Nigerian Newspaper showing the change in status.
    4.  An Administrative fee of €50.00 in form of a postal order payable to the Embassy of Nigeria with the name of Applicant on the reverse side.
  1. Due to Divorce (The requirements are as follows):
    1. Application Letter duly signed by the Applicant addressed to the Passport Officer requesting for a Change in Details due to Divorce
    2. Photocopy of the Decree Nissi (original copy to be sighted)
    3. Photocopy of the Decree Absolute (original copy to be sighted)
    4. If the divorce took place in Nigeria, a newspaper publication from a recognised National Nigerian Newspaper showing the change in status
    5. An administrative fee of €50.00 in form of a postal order payable to the Embassy of Nigeria with the name of the applicant on the reverse side.
  1. Due to errors (The requirements are as follows:):
    1. Application Letter duly signed by the Applicant addressed to the Passport Officer requesting for a Change in Details due to spelling mistakes/errors in passport data
    2. The Applicant must state clearly the changes to be made on the epassport
    3. The application must be supported with documents which include but are not limited to:
      1. Previous passport showing correct details
      2. Birth certificate
      3. Any other documents evidencing correct dataname
      4. An administrative fee of €100.00 in form of a postal order payable to the Embassy of Nigeria with of the applicant on the reverse side.
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