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Submission: For form submission by applicants our offices are open between 0900 hrs to 1100 hrs
Collection: Between 1630 to 1700 hrs

Application forms can be downloaded from the site or call +234 - 1-  2627680 / 2615905  / 2615078
Fax: 234-1-2612660

A receipt will be issued to the applicant by us as a token of having received the sum of fees.

Fees once received shall not be refunded.


Issue of New Passport - General Guidelines
(Time Required: Approx 45 Days)


Please note that we do not retain original passports. Original passports need to be given to us only when the new passport arrives for cancellation of passports (NOT VISAS)

    01. All passports should be machine readable. Hence no handwritten passports are being issued in line with the orders of Government of India. For more information on machine readable passports, please refer Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine-readable_passport)
    02. The validity of a passport is ten years and it cannot be extended. Therefore, if the validity of passport is getting to be over, you would require to apply for a fresh passport (not renewal). However, in case a short validity passport has been issued, this passport can be renewed to its full term i.e., ten years.
    03. Application for renewal (new booklet) of passport can be submitted if the final validity of the passport is less than one year. However it is recommended that you submit the passports six months ahead of the expiry period.
    04. An Application Form for a new passport has to be submitted along with the old passport and copy of CERPAC (Residence Permit).
    05. Applicants are advised to ensure that their application in the prescribed format is complete in all respects; that all columns are correctly and legibly filled up and no column left blank, unfilled/unresponded to or vaguely filled with a dash, tick, etc. All signatures in the application should be with ballpoint pen.
    06. Your are required to thumbprint the application form only if you are unable to sign your name.
    07. An applicant has the option to apply for an ordinary passport booklet of 36 pages or a Jumbo passport booklet of 64 pages of ten-year validity. (However, we strongly recommend that the applicants obtain a Jumbo Passport.)
    08. An amount of Naira 900 will be charged extra for passports not issued in Nigeria.
    09. A separate passport must be obtained by every individual. A child's name can no longer be endorsed on a parent's passport.
    10. The applicant should submit the application in person for identification or through authorized representative.
    11. Four recent high resolution glossy photographs of size 4.0 cm x 4.0 cm (40 mm x 40 mm) showing frontal view of full face ( not a close up of the face) in coloured civilian clothes against a white background taken in a studio should be submitted along with the application. Polaroid photographs and photographs with dark glasses or uniforms are not accepted.
    12. Please ensure that the photographs are taken against white or light background (no black, red or other backgrounds). Photographs must taken with uniform lighting with no shadows, good contrast. 70-80% of the photograph must cover the head and chin area. ICAO have circulated a list of photographs with common problems and how to avoid. Click here to view them. Please note: Our photograph size is 4 cm and 4 cm (40 mm and 40 mm). Applications not meeting these requirements will not be accepted and we will not be responsible for delays in the application processing. Sample of recent photographs which had been rejected may be seen here.
    13. In case of change of address in India, necessary proof is to be provided. Any of the following documents are considered acceptable proof. - electricity or water bill or a running bank statement, house allotment letter, property tax, income tax assessment orders, voters identity card, ration card.
    14. It is an offence under the Passport Act 1967 to furnish false information in the application. Passport facilities could be denied on grounds of suppression of material information, submission of incorrect particulars, willful damage/loss of passport or for unauthorised change/tampering. The Passport can be impounded or revoked for violation of one or more of the provisions of the Passport Act. Fines also can be imposed.
    15. It is an offence to hold more than one valid passport at a time. Those Indian citizens acquiring citizenship/passport of another country should immediately surrender their Indian Passport to the Indian Embassy/Consulate.
    16. If your police status is incomplete or adverse, you will be required to submit a completed PP form. The form is to be submitted in four copies along with photographs pasted on each of the form. The High Commission will call up and inform such individuals separately while processing the passport applications.

Requirements for submitting an Application for New Passport:
  • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any) and CERPAC Card for sighting and return.
  • New Passport form
  • 4 latest passport size photographs. For more about photographs please see para 10 above
  • Copy of 1st 4 pages of the passport and last 4 pages of the passport.
  • Copy of the CERPAC card.
  • In case of change of address, name etc. necessary proof is the provided. Please see para 11 of acceptable proof for change of address . For change of name, please follow the procedure outlined in change of name.

Please note: All new passports come without ECNR stamp (Emigration Check Not Required). In consonance with liberalized rules, all Indian citizens do not have to obtain ECNR stamp. Only when Emigration Check is Required ECR stamp is put.


Additional booklet or additional Visa sheets
  • No additional booklet service is available now. If the pages are exhausted, you would have to apply for a new passport which will be issued with fresh validity. As machine readable passports are a must, applicants are advised to apply early. It is strongly advised that you apply for a new passport if you are a frequent travel and have around 8 pages left. Please note that we do not retain original passports. Original passports need to be given to us only when the new passport arrives for cancellation of passports (NOT VISAS)
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Passports for Minors (less than 18 years)
  • A separate passport must be obtained by every individual. A child's name can no longer be endorsed on a parent's passport. Where such name has been included, you are strongly advised to delete the child's name in the parents passports and apply for a new passport for the child.
  • The validity of a child's passport is 5 years upto the age of 15 years as calculated from Date of Birth. Over the age of 15 years the validity of passport is 10 years.
  • Passport applications should be signed by both parents. Minor should affix his/her signature or thumb impression in the "Signature Boxes".
  • Note: THE CHILD SHOULD BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN NIGERIA FOR SEEKING PASSPORT SERVICE. Under no circumstances should the parents try to obtain passport service for a child who is not present in Nigeria.
  • Requirements for submitting an Application for Renewal (New Passport Booklet) for minor:-
    • Completed Application Form, signed by both the parents and child. In case the child is unable to sign, the thumb impression of the child should be provided in place of signature.
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any) of Father, Mother and Child.
    • 4 latest passport size photographs. For more about photographs please see para 10 above
    • Prescribed fees
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When the child name is included in Parents Passport

Requirements for submitting an Application for issue of Separate Passport to Minor Child whose name is presently included in mother's/father's passport. In addition to the above:
  • Mother's/Father's passport in original
  • Photocopy of the passport page where entry of the child's name exists
  • New Passport form duly signed by both parents (Child should affix his/her signature or thumb impression in the "Signature Boxes")
  • 4 latest passport size photographs. For more about photographs please see para 10 above
  • Miscellaneous Service Form for deletion of the child's name in the parents passports
  • Prescribed fees
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Issue of Passport to New-Born Child and Birth Registration
  • Every child who is born to any one of Indian parent(s) is required to be registered within a year's time. A Birth Certificate is issued by the Embassy to the child after registering his/her name as an Indian national.
  • A separate passport will be given to the child even if he or she is a day old. Children cannot be included in the parents passports any longer.
  • Requirements for Birth Registration & Separate Passport for Child:
    • Birth certificate from local hospital
    • Birth Registration Certificate from the local authorities (Census Commission)
    • Birth Registration Application Form signed by both the parents.
    • Photocopies of the passport of Mother and Father to attached with the Registration application form.
    • Prescribed fees
    • The above constitutes a set of documents for registration. A complete photocopy of the above set is to be made and submitted for our records.
    • New Passport form duly signed by both parents (Child's thumb impression should be affixed in the "Signature Boxes")
    • Father's/Mother's passport in original
    • Photocopy of Father's and Mother's Passport
    • Copy of marriage certificate if husband's name is not included in wife's passport
    • 4 latest passport size photographs. For more about photographs please see para 10 above
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Issue of New Passport in lieu of Lost / Damaged Passport
  • Every thing relating to Application for a New Passport would apply here. Please refer to that section. In addition to the requirement elaborated there, we would also require the following:
    • FIR report lodged with the police
    • A detailed statement as to how the loss or damage occurred.
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    MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES


    Change of Surname, Address, etc. after Marriage / Divorce
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport
    • Copy of Marriage Certificate issued by a Govt. authority or attested by the Statement Government/Ministry of External Affairs
    • Joint Affidavit for change of maiden surname to married name
    • In case the entire name is change (personal name and surname), please follow the procedure outlined in change of name
    • (For ECNR) Copy of husband's passport indicating ECNR status
    • Address proof: Husband's passport photocopy
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    In case of Divorce for deletion of Husband/Wife's Name
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • A copy of the divorce/marriage annulment orders by the relevant court.
    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Affidavit for change of maiden name to married name (women applicants)
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    For change of Name
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Original Cuttings of advertisement in two newspapers - one in of Nigeria and the other in India.
    • Change of Name Affidavit
    • In case of minors: Application on plain paper signed by both the parents.
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    For change of Address
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • In case of change of address in India, necessary proof is to be provided. Any of the following documents are considered acceptable proof. - electricity or water bill or a running bank statement, house allotment letter, property tax, income tax assessment orders, voters identity card, ration card.
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    For change of Date of Birth
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Proof of Date of Birth such as from an educational institution in India, Birth Certificate issued by municipal authorities. The applicant must explain to the satisfaction of the consular officer as to how a "wrong birth date" was entered in the passport. In case the Consular Officer is not satisfied with the explanation, he or may require that you obtain a Declaratory order from a First Class Judicial Magistrate in India instructing that a correction in date of birth be made.
    • (In case the applicant had actually mentioned correct date of birth in his passport application form and provided supporting documents, but the mistake was only in writing of the passport, the Judicial Magistrate's order is not required for carrying out correction of date of birth.)
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    For Emigration Clearance Not Required (ECNR)
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Eligibility for ECNR status (any one of the following):-
      • Staying abroad for more than 2 years (either at a stretch or otherwise).
      • Persons with a minimum qualification of 10th standard from a recognized Central/State Board or possessing higher degrees from recognized Central/State Universities.
      • Income-tax payers.
      • Seamen in possession of CDC and sea cadets.
      • Spouses and dependent children (up to the age of 24 years) of the above category of persons. ECNR holders
      • Persons over 50 years of age.
      • Children below 18 years of age provided they are accompanied by any or both parents.
    • Requirements:-
      • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
      • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
      • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
      • A copy of the relevant documentary proof of eligibility for ECNR status. (see eligibility conditions above).
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    Police Clearance Certificate
    (Time Required: 40 Days)

    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any) is to be submitted at the end of 40 days for endorsement in pages
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Two passport size photographs.
    • Letter from Embassy which has asked for Police Clearance Certificate.
    • In case, the present passport was issued by the Passport Issuing Authority other than High Commission in Nigeria (or issued by Lagos/Abuja within the last one year), a reference is made to the original/previous passport issuing authority and may take a 40 days weeks time for the confirmation to be received. The PCC is issued only after receipt of such confirmation. However, if the passport has been issued by Lagos/Abuja and not more than a year has elapsed, then the PCC will be issued the same day.
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    Non Resident Indian (NRI) Certificate
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Photocopy of passport page showing first arrival in Nigeria
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    Birth Certificate
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • [Note: Indian Nationals born in whose birth was registered with the High Commission, may apply for a duplicate copy of the Birth Certificate on payment of Naira 1500. It is strongly recommended that duplicate copies of the Birth Certificate be obtained right at the time of birth registration]
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    Life Certificate
    (Time Required: Same Day)

    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Original and one photocopy of the Life Certificate in the Format prescribed by the concerned Bank/Institution to be signed in person before the Consular Officer of the Embassy.
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