E-Passport Application Procedures and Requirements

Please note that the Consular Section responsible for (Visa and Passport processing) is not opened to the general public on Mondays.The Passport Section opens from 9 am to 1.00 pm Tuesday-Friday except during Public Holidays, both in Canada and Nigeria. If you have an appointment on Monday for Passport processing at the High Commission, please kindly show up from Tuesday-Friday.The Passport Section can be reached on Telephone Number: (613) 236-0521 ext.0, ext 228 and ext 262. Email: passportinquiries@nigeriahcottawa.ca

Procedures for E-Passport

  1. In the Passport menu, choose the E-Passport Application Form Option. If you have a Yahoo or Google account, you may use it to log into the system, otherwise select the Open ID option and create an account for the application process. 
  2. Please complete the form and print. Thereafter, click on the Submit Button.
  3. Once the application has been successfully submitted, you will be provided with a Reference Number and Application ID. Please print it out, as you will need it later in the application process
  4. Click on the close button to continue the application process. At the bottom of the page, click on the Proceed to checkout button to begin the payment process
  5. On the Cart page, double check to make sure that name in the cart corresponds to the appropriate applicant. Click on the Proceed to Online Payment Button.
  6. Choose the credit card payment option or the money order payment option and click next. If the money order payment option is selected, please follow the on screen instructions for mailing the money order. Once the money order is received, you will receive a confirmation email. If the credit card option is used, allow 30 minutes for the payment to register, and proceed to the next step. For credit card payments, the applicant may only use his or her credit for payment of fees. No third party credit cards will be accepted.
  7. Once the payment confirmation email is received, go to https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome
  8. In the application menu, click on the Query Your Application Payment Status option. Select E-Passport in the application menu and enter the Reference Number and Application ID. Click on the Search Record button. The next page will be the Online Application Confirmation page.
  9. On the Online Application Confirmation page, scroll to the bottom of the page and print the Payment Receipt and also print Application Confirmation. Attach these documents to the expired passport, or to the rest of the application documents (first issuance).
  10. The applicant should appear at the Nigerian High Commission Ottawa on the appointment date, with his or her expired Nigerian passport and required documents. If the application is for a first issuance, and the applicant is under the age of sixteen, the following requirements must also be met.

Requirements for First Issue of E-passport

  1. Passport Application form to be completed online and printed out 
  2. Payment Slip print out upon completion of form online
  3. Acknowledgement Slip print out
  4. Photocopy of birth certificate from National Population Commission in Nigeria
  5. Photocopy of Local Government identification Letter
  6. Two current passport-size photographs with white background
  7. The Machine Readable Passport (MRP) ie the old Nigerian Passport is not acceptable as replacement or alternative for the Birth Certificate and Local  Government Identification Letter.

Requirements for Renewal of E-Passport

  1. Passport Application form to be completed online and print out
  2. Payment Slip print out
  3. Acknowledgment Slip print out
  4. Applicant should come with the Expired Nigerian E-Passport
  5. Photocopy of Bio data page of E-Passport
  6. Two current passport-size photographs with white background

Requirements for change of name via marriage

  1. Passport Application form to be completed online and printed out
  2. Payment Slip print out upon completion of Application form online
  3. Acknowledgment Slip print out
  4. Photocopy of Marriage certificate
  5. Consent Letter from Spouse (must be typed)
  6. Valid bio data page of passport of Spouse 
  7. Newspaper publication in the national dailies for marriages done in Nigeria.
  8. Court affidavit of change of name via marriage.

Requirement for Persons under the Age of 18 OR Minors

Applicants under the age of 18 (eighteen) MUST provide the following requirements:

  1. Completed online application 
  2. Acknowledgment Slip
  3. Payment Slip
  4. Copy of child’s birth certificate
  5. Letter of Consent jointly signed by child's both parents must be typed
  6. Photocopies of the parents’ passports data page. One of the passport data pages must be a Nigerian Passport.
  7. Additional documents for single parents (proof of custody of the child/children)
  8. Child's current two passport-size photographs preferably with white background, and
  9. Applicant will be required to appear in person for biometric

Requirements for Replacement of Lost e-Passport 

  1. Passport Application form to be completed online and printed out 
  2. Payment Slip print out
  3. Acknowledgement Slip print out
  4. Police Report.
  5. Submission of completed online e-passport application form
  6. Two (2) passport-size photographs with white background
  7. Applicant should provide Passport Number of lost e-Passport.
  8. Applicant will be required to appear in person for biometric

All passport applicants are required to be physically present on the appointment date specified on the payment confirmation receipt. If the applicant cannot be present on the appointment day, the applicant may reschedule another appointment. Applicants will only be able to reschedule the appointment after the initial appointment day has passed.

Requirements for Pick-up 

  1. An applicant will be required to present pick-up slip and the expired Nigerian Passport before receiving the E-Passport.

Requirements for Proxy Pick-up 

  1. Letter of Authorization duly signed by an applicant requesting proxy pick-up
  2. Valid I. D. card of authorized individual picking up Applicant's passport
  3. Applicant’s pick up slip, and Applicant’s expired Nigerian Passport.


Passport application and payment  are to be made through the Nigeria immigration website 

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