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Procedure for Obtaining a Nigerian Passport at the Nigerian Embassy in the UK

Introduction:

This procedure has been created specifically for consultants within Oclas Consulting who are required to visit Nigeria for work-related activities. Please follow the steps outlined below to secure your Nigerian passport while in the UK efficiently.


Pre-requisites:

For All Nigerian Applicants:

  • You need to have an NIN (National Identification Number) with the names matching either your birth certificate or other passports.

Additional Requirements for Families With Babies:

  • Birth certificate for each child

  • Copy of a letter of authority/consent for the child, signed by both parents

  • Completed application form

  • Receipt of payment from the Nigerian Immigration Portal

  • Copy of marriage certificate (if applicable)

  • £20 postal order (Note: You will require a UK high-street bank card to withdraw the necessary cash to purchase this. There is also an extra £1.50 charge for this. It is advisable to carry cash for this.)

  • Prepaid recorded delivery envelope

  • Copy of both parents' passport data page


Step-by-Step Guide:


Step 1: Register for an NIN Number

  • Visit the relevant website to register for an NIN number. We work with Victory Service Biosec Solutions Limited at +44 740 453 4492 or +44 742 332 2340 or email victoryservices23@gmail.com. You can walk in at 7 Adams House, Adam Street London WC2N 6AA


  • Your NIN should be ready within 48 hours.

Step 2: Register on the Nigerian Immigration Portal

  • Visit the Nigerian Immigration Portal at https://passportintl.immigration.gov.ng/

  • Make sure to select 'London' and 'London High Commission' as your location.

Step 3: Validate NIN and Make Payment

  • Validate your NIN number and names on the Nigerian Immigration Portal.

  • Pay the fee, which as of September 1, 2023, is $130 for child applicants and more for adults for the 10-year passport book.

  • Choose an available date for your appointment. If you're not in a rush, you can select a date and wait. If you need the passport urgently, select the closest available date and proceed to the 'Fast Track' step below.

Step 4: Note Down Application and Reference Numbers

  • After registering, you will receive an Application Number and a Reference Number. Keep these handy as you'll need them for the fast-tracking process if you choose to go that route.


Fast Track Option:


Step 5: Contact Nigerian Representative for Fast-Tracking

  • Provide the Application and Reference Numbers to our contact in Nigeria.

  • A waiver will be raised in Abuja to expedite your capture date, typically to the next day.

Step 6: Capture and Collection

  • If you chose the Fast Track option and received confirmation that the waiver has been acknowledged, you can go for capture on a convenient date of your choice.

  • If you did not expedite the process, attend your capture appointment on the date you selected on the Nigerian Immigration Portal.

  • Your passport should be ready in approximately 4 weeks or sooner, depending on the arrangements


Disclaimer:

The information provided in this guide is intended to assist consultants within Oclas Consulting who are required to travel to Nigeria and are in need of a Nigerian passport. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this guide, it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal or professional advice. Procedures, fees, and requirements are subject to change, and we recommend consulting the official Nigerian Embassy or Consulate websites for the most current information. Oclas Consulting assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or for any losses or damages incurred as a result of using the information provided in this guide.

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