The New Cost of Nigerian International Passport Currently (2023)

We formerly wrote on how to apply for a Nigerian passport online. This time, we shall look at how much does the Nigerian International Passport cost currently this 2023.


One of the necessary things you must have to travel abroad is your international passport. You should also be aware that there are two types of Nigerian passport namely: The 64 pages passport and the 32 pages passport. The difference between both passport has been covered extensively here. But note that the 64 pages passport was introduced for Nigerians who travel frequently especially when they exhaust their 32 pages.

How Much is The Nigerian International Passport Currently this 2023?

The cost of the Nigerian international passport for the new 64-page passport is ₦70,000 with a 10 year validity period and ₦35,000 for five years. Applicants for the new 32-page passport with a five year validity period costs ₦25,000 at the Nigerian immigration service office this March, 2023.

The NIS said the registration and the issuance of new international e-passport will begin from Abuja. Many Nigerians have expressed dismay at the price of this travel/identification document.

Renewal of the Nigerian International Passport

If there should be any need for renewal of a passport, it would be the same amount paid for 64 pages and same amount goes for lost passport also. We often advise that you apply for a new Nigerian passport and avoid the stress attached to renew an old passport.

The Nigerian government extended commencement of the new passport regime for one week from March 1st to March 8th. This is to ensure that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) improve itself for quick service delivery.

Documents Needed to Apply For a Nigerian Passport

Before you would register or apply for the passport, the following documents should be made available at the Immigration Office:

  1. Passport Application Form
  2. Your payment slip
  3. Local government state of origin
  4. Birth certificate document
  5. Driver’s license and
  6. Two recent passport sized photographs in white background.

Visit the Nigerian Immigration Service website to know more about the cost and application for a Nigerian International passport.

Update March, 2023. THE NEW E-PASSPORT

According to the Punch, the cost of new international passport by categories include:

  • 32-page five-year standard passport stood at ₦25,000;
  • 64-page five-year standard passport at ₦35,000;
  • 64-page 10-year standard passport at ₦70,000

The Nigeria Immigration Service says it will commence issuance of new passport in the Federal Capital Territory from March 4, 2023.

The new e-passport was officially launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, March 16.

The introduction of new enhanced passport booklet and passport with a 10-year validity had various category of passports and approved fees.

The cost of 32-page five-year standard passport price is ₦25,000; 64-page five-year standard passport costs ₦35,00; 64-page 10-year standard passport price is ₦70,000; and 32-page five-year official passport costs ₦15,000.

The new passport has advantages which include passport with 10-year validity, self-tracking of application and express centers for urgent application.

Other advantages include weather friendliness, compliance with latest ICAO standard, polycarbonate technology that reduced incidence of damage as well saves Nigerians in the Diaspora time of frequent visits to Nigerian Embassies.

Passport Application Guidelines: How To Apply

1. Visit the Nigeria Immigration website

2. Find & click on the appropriate application form to begin:

  • e-Passport Application Form
  • MRP – Passport Application Form (Not Applicable In All Missions)

3. Choose a passport type “Standard e-Passport” or “Official e-Passport”, then click the ‘Start Application’ button.

4. Carefully fill the selected form; check the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box then click the “PRINT” Button to print filled form.

5. Click on ‘Submit Application’ button to view ‘Applicant details page’

6. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”

7. Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button

8. Select the currency type you want to use to make payment (Naira or USD):

9. If you choose to pay in Naira, you will be asked to select PayType (payment method): “Bank”, “Credit OR Debit card”.

10. If you want to go and pay at the bank, selected “Bank” and click continue.

11. View the list of participating banks and then click on ‘Continue’.

12. The “Print Acknowledgment” button will help you print “Payment Acknowledgment Slip” with Transaction ID, Application ID & Reference Number.

13. With the copy of your Payment acknowledgement slip, proceed to a participating bank for payment.

On making payment at the bank, you MUST be issued with an ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt that contains a “Validation Number”. You will need the “Validation Number” for confirmation of payment on the portal.

How Much Is The International Passport In Nigeria (Old Info)

The following below are the cost:

1. 32 PAGES: The cost of 32 pages type can be for different categories of people, with different charges. Price listed are as follows:

a. MINOR – A day old – 17 years #10,750
b. ADULT – 18 years – 59 years #17,000
c. ELDERLY 60 years and above #10,750
ii. 64 PAGES:– The official fee for 64 Pages is #22,000 for all category of applicants.

APPLICANTS can process the application form and do the payment online through the appropriate Nigeria Immigration Service porter.

How much is international passport in Nigeria 2023 and Nigerian passport renewal fee for
Nigerians residing outside the country

The price of international passport for Nigerians residing outside country differs.

The Price of 32 Pages are as follows:

a. MINOR:- A day old – 17 years 77 dollars
b. ADULT:- 18 years – 59 years 106 dollars
c. ELDERLY:- 60 years and above 77 dollars

64 PAGES: The cost of 64 Pages is 137 dollars for all category of applicants.

It is IMPORTANT to note that if you applied for NIGERIA PASSPORT at any approved NIGERIA MISSION abroad and it was not issued before you travel to Nigeria, you cannot obtain another in Nigeria. The system will indicate double acquisition and your new payment forfeited.

It’s advisable you attached the printout issued to you at the point of acquisition along with your other valid travel documents and present it at the point of entry/exist in the country.

The printout is acceptable pending the issuance of your passport.

Furthermore, the validity of a Standard NIGERIA Passport is 5 years.

Please note You cannot reissue your PASSPORT until 6 months before the expiration date OR. you used all the available pages.

(The debate is still ongoing very slow at Nigeria National Assembly to revert to the normal 10 years lifespan, which is the standard international practice.)

Note: The COST of REISSUE of Standard Nigeria passport is the same as the price of a new international passport.


It important to inform a would be applicants for Nigeria international passport that according to the recent report in the Vanguard online paper, The Federal Government has said that any applicant for Nigeria international passport must have identification number from the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC, from March 1st, 2018.

Furthermore, anyone that intends to apply for the renewal of his or her passport or want to obtain a new one who is residing abroad must endeavor to obtain an identification number from NIMC (if it is available where he intended to process the passport) otherwise he will be denied issuance of the passport.

The report stated that The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babadede disclosed this recently after a meeting with the database harmonization committee in Abuja, explained that the reason behind the new policy was for ease of business in the country.

New Information for March 2023 in regards to the cost of the Nigerian international passport and other related issues

This is the tabulated summary of the fees for the various services offered by the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) as seen on their gate.

From the procurement of fresh Nigerian International passports and their renewal, correction of errors, change of data, etc.

The figures you see below is the official amount/rates for International Passport services by the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS).

The Author

Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research


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  1. Pls how long will international passport take to out.
    Pls I need an answer

  2. Comment:pls for those,who did not no how to me should I apply like that or I will go for driving sch

  3. Pls I only have national ID card, can I use it to apply?

    1. Pls I only have national ID card can I use it to apply for international passport

  4. I was about to renew my passport details told me is 35000 naira but Wat I m see online is 25000 I dnt no how to go about it

      1. Comment:most one have driven license .. because. I didn’t have one and can I apply this December because I need it this month

      2. Please I was told that both children and adults will pay 50 thousand naira for the passport.. I’m seeing 35000 in your article here.please what should I do..

        1. Most times when we put out official information, people experience different situations due to the Nigerian factor

          1. Nigerian factor=corruption. We are quick to point fingers at the rulers, but the followers are worse, rotten. If you pay online, you can bet that you will never get the passport. You have to go and give egunje to NIS staff. Even if your mother or father works there, he or she will still collect egunje from you, otherwise, nothing for you.

  5. Comment: please I need the international passport this month of December 28 can I still apply for it I want to go for the one of 5 five years

  6. i don’t have driver’s license can I apply and how many days or weeks will it take

    1. In lesthan 24hrs

  7. The cost is too much for one of the most useless passports on earth, having the same value as that of Afghanistan and similar countries.

  8. Plz I dont have drivers license can I still apply

    1. Sure you can. You need ur birth certificate, national ID, 4passport photograph, state of origin certificate and do not forget it’s 32pages they’re issuing and it will cost cool cash.
      NB: a E-passport dis will cost you around 30k is different from a standard E-passport while this will cost you 40-45k for renewal and new one is 60-70k.

  9. please i need full details on how much is international passport for 2020

  10. Regardless of how much u see online, as at yesterday a renewal of standard E-passport is 45k while new one is charge between 60k-70k. 5years validity had mine renewed yesterday.

    And on another note online registration is not 25k as stipulated here those guys will milk you dry and might end up not attending you sef mayb after a month.

  11. I don’t have a birth certificate, can I still apply or is it compulsory?

  12. Must I have a driver’s license before applying for a passport I mean international passport

  13. What’s the difference beteen the official and standard passport?
    Can you be explicit?

  14. How many month or days does it take to get the international passport after a complete registration.

  15. I want to apply int’l passport , can I use another I’d card except driver’s licence and national id

  16. Comment:pls i want to know if i get my international passport i feed go outside coutry and look for football academy to join and playing.?

  17. Most I be the one to turn print

  18. How much is for minor – please I don’t want online price. I need total cost to get this fine. Thanks

  19. I don’t have driver license…how can I go about it

  20. folashade Deborah

    Comment:how do I get d new international passport….how much is it?…. what are d requirements and how long does it take for one to get it?

    1. all are contained in the article. Thanks

  21. I need an assistant ona how to go about it maybe an agent can help me out with is you can reach me at 090 and it urgent plzz

    1. Its best to visit the immigrations office so as not to be duped

  22. I told someone that I need the new international passport for the year 2020, but the man was telling me #100,000. But I think the official price I saw online is #70,000. Please I need help.

    1. It is 70k, but Nigeria factor might be the issue. Please be careful to avoid fraudlent people cheating you

  23. Please I wanted to renew my passport, but for month’s no booklet, how can I get that don. How much will it cost me to get the new e passport in two days?


    I urgently need an international passport for the year 2020 please How much is involved?.

  25. I’ve a voters card as an ID card and others details and I want a 10years 64pages. Can it be done and how many days will I wait to get it ?

    1. The immigrations office will be in the best position to answer your questions

  26. This is very helpful indeed!
    But please I’d really love to ask what is the difference between the “STANDARD and the “OFFICIAL” passport?
    And also after applying for a five year passport how do I go about increasing the period in the country travel to.
    Thank You 😊 once again for this valuable info.🙏🏼💙

  27. i reside in turkey and my passport validity is January 2021 but i need to renew my passport to enable me secure my resident permit. is it possible to renew while still have 6 month validity?

  28. odukoya yusuf opeyemi

    For how many days will my e passport be ready

    1. We can’t say for now as most of the online portals and offices aren’t stable due to the covid pandemic

  29. What is the difference between standard passport and E- passport

  30. Pls I don’t have birth certificate and driving license can I still apply?

  31. Pls I need international passport but they are saying 45,000 for page 32 but here is 25,000 how can I get it, need urgent. I have try the online form but I don’t understand the procedures pls need ur help.

  32. how much does it cost in South African Rands if am renewing my passport.?

  33. Hi does the e passport have the same information as the ordinary passport printed on it I need a photo of my passport for official purposes,so I was hoping it carries the same info printed out in text on the passport page

  34. Can I get my passport within two weeks after application

  35. Bello Babatunde Ismaila

    I have apply for the international passport since February 19 and I have not receive it as at today each time I go to collect they will tell me there is no booklet at ikeja immigration office in which I don’t still understand.

  36. How can I apply for international passport

  37. I want to renew my passport and due to loss and I need it urgently but the immigration officer I met said 65000 for five years 32 pages why is the price high just to renew

    1. Apply online and pay the 25k. Go to their office and ask for servicom. Enter there and they will process it for you and tell you the day to come for capture. You will spend little or nothing to get the passport after paying the official price.

  38. What are the papers that I need to get international passport. And how much is for 34 pages. And how many years will it be expired

  39. I summited summited my passport November 17 2021 please when will the approval ready I have been writing the embassy but no response please what can I do?

    1. Visit them to find out whats the delay. Things in Nigeria aren’t just normal

  40. Pls currently how much is international passport with five years validity 32 and 64 pages in River state

  41. I need to get a passport,I need it this month am traveling out this month of May I don’t have a national, will I still be able to get it done.
    Thank you

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