Get it in 2 Weeks: New 5 Simple Steps to Apply for your International Passport from Your House

Get it in 2 Weeks: New 5 Simple Steps to Apply for your International Passport from Your House

  • Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Honourable Minister of Interior of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has released new guidelines on passport application
  • Passport application just got easier as it can now be done from the comfort of one's house, using a smartphone or computer
  • lists five simple steps for Nigerians to apply for their international passports and get them within two weeks

Nigerians can now apply for their international passports from the comfort of their homes as the Interior Minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has shared new guidelines.

In a tweet on X on Monday, the minister rolled out simple steps to apply for one's passport, adding that it can be achieved with a phone or computer.

Five easy steps to apply for Nigerian international passport from home in 2024
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Fresh applicants wishing to apply must be Nigerian, must have NIN, a passport photograph that meets the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and supporting documents.

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People seeking passport renewal must have NIN, an old passport number, a passport photograph that meets ICAO standards and supporting documents.

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Steps to apply for your international passport from home

1. Enter the NIS link and then enter your NIN to auto-fill your data from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

2. Complete other data fields as required.

3. Upload photographs of your passport and other supporting documents.

4. Walk into an immigration office for your biometric capture.

5. Your passport is ready for collection within two weeks.

See the interior minster's tweet below:

Mixed reactions trail the Interior Minister's passport application release

@OSAMO1 said:

"Congrats Hon Minister.This is a massive start.Let us monitor the implementation closely.Typical of all new deployments,there will certainly be glitches.Let there be backup and resolution mechanism in place in order not to discourage users.Once again,congratulations to all of US!"

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@dipupofunmi said:

"As long as people will still walk into the immigration office to capture biometrics, those officers will still frustrate the entire process."

@OnyedikaAnambra said:

"What is the person going to immigration for?
"Why can’t the process be completed without contact with immigration criminals."

@OgbeniDipo said:

"Great job. Please does this apply to those of us in the UK ?"

@greatchemical said:

"I speak for all Nigerians when I say, this is the best performing Minister right now."

@CallMeHabeeb said:

"The only working Honourable Minister Federal Republic of Nigeria."

Documents needed for online international passport application

Meanwhile, previously reported that a lady had listed the documents needed to apply for one's international passport online.

She made a video tutorial with detailed instructions on how to use this service, which she said was very convenient, fast, and cheap as well as the documents needed.

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In the video shared by @bint_mufadil, she advised other Nigerians to take advantage of this service and avoid paying agents or extra fees that are not necessary.


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