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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

1. What are the procedures for issuance of Nigerian Passport?

Visit http://www.nigeriahc.org.uk/passport-requirements,


2. Can I apply for self and family members at the same time?

Yes, you can apply and pay, using a UK debit/Credit card for a maximum of 5 of your family at the same time, and they must all bear the same surname;


3. How do I make payment for a family of more than 5 persons?

You must either go to OIS Services Limited, 56 - 57 Street EC4Y 1JU OR registar your payment card with Innovate. Visit www.innovate1services.com;


4. What are the most common mistakes made during payment?

i) Postcode gap. The PostCode must not have space in between. E.g. WC2N 5BX MUST be typed WC2N5BX.

ii) The names printed on the form MUST match the names printed on the payment card.

iii) When typing your full name on the payment page, do not press the space bar after typing the last letter. E.g. If name on payment card is Maxwell Brown, Do not press the space bar after typing letter 'n' which is the last letter of the surname;


5. I a Nigerian, just got married and need to change my surname to my husbands. Do I have to fill the online form with my husband's surname?

Yes. The name on your form is the name that will appear on your passport. However, note that change of name is strictly for women;


6. Do you have provision for a frequent traveller?

Yes, frequent travellers can apply for 64-page passport booklet;


7. What is the validity of the Nigerian Passport?

5 years on 32 pages E-passport and Enhanced passport; 10 years on 64 pages Enhanced passport


8. Can I endorse my child on my passport?

No, children can no longer be endorsed on passports, they must apply for their own;


9. My passport is with the Home Office. Can I apply for a new one?

If the passport is still valid, you cannot. If it has expired, you can apply as a Lost passport applicant;


10. I am applying for my first Nigerian Passport, Is consent letter from my parents compulsory?

No, if the applicant is an adult. Yes, If the applicant is a minor(under 18 years);


11. I am a single parent, and it is impossible to get both consent and Passport Data page of my spouse for my child, what can I do?

If you are a single parent, and the birth certificate of the child shows that status, you can apply with your own documents. If not, you must submit proof of custody from court;


12. Is it compulsory I bring my baby to the High Commission for his/her passport?

Yes, because no passport is processed by proxy;


13. I am unable to be physically present at the High Commission, because I am an applicant with special needs, is there any way you can help?

In exceptional circumstances, the High Commissioner may consider an approval of a mobile biometric enrolment, but in that case, applicant must apply to High Commission, attaching doctor's recommendation. Please forward your application to: The Immigration Attache', Nigeria High Commission, 9 Northumberland Avenue, London.WC2N 5BX. You may also send an email to immigrationdesk@nigeriahc.org.uk;


14. Can I pay for FAST TRACK?

NO. You can only visit the Mission on your Appointment Date. Collection of passport is 14 working days after the biometric enrolment;


15. I am a foreigner married to a Nigerian, can I therefore apply for a Nigerian passport?

A: No. Eligibility to have Nigerian passport is by citizenship;


16. I am having difficulty to pay for my passport on-line. What can I do?

You are advised to contact OIS Services Limited, 56-57 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1JU, Tel: 020 7832 0001, 9am - 5pm;


17. Do I need 2 passport photograph?

No. Only If you are applying for Replacement of Lost or Misplaced Passport;


18. I have applied for my passport and did not obtained an interview date from Nigerian Immigration Service Website, Is that all I need?

No. You will still have to come for your biometric capturing on the appointment date allocated to you by the Nigeria High Commission


19. Do you have a list of Lost and Found Nigerian Passports?

Yes. Visit: www.nigeriahc.org.uk/uploads/news/lostandfoundpassport.pdf;


20. Q: Do you have facility for applicant with disability?

Yes, we offer assistance, but you need to inform us before coming. Please call 0207 839 1244 OR send email to immigrationdesk@nigeriahc.org.uk;


21. I lost my Nigerian passport while visiting the United Kingdom, and I need to go back to Nigeria. What can I do?

A: Please apply for Emergency Travel Certificate. For requirements, visit: http://www.nigeriahc.org.uk/fees-processing-online;


22. What is the validity of Emergency Travel Certificate?

30 days from the date of issue;


23. Is the Emergency Travel Certificate valid to take me to another country?

No. It is only valid for one way journey to Nigeria;

24. Do I need National Identification Number to apply for Enhanced Passport?

Yes. NIN is part of requirement to obtain Enhanced passport;





FOR ANY OTHER INQUIRY, PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO: immigrationdesk@nigeriahc.org.uk

How to send a complaint?

  1. Passport and Visa matters:

  2. Customer Services:

  3. General:

  4. Suggestion Boxes in the Visa and Reception Halls and the Library.



  5. THANK YOU

STATEMENT ON PUBLIC HOLIDAY

PUBLIC NOTICE

  The Nigeria High Commission, London, notes with deep concern, the teeming presence of Nigerians at the High Commission on public holidays for services relating to passport renewals, Emergency Travel Certificates (ETCs), visas, and other consular issues.

  We wish to reiterate to Nigerians in the United Kingdom and the general public that the High Commission will not be opened during the holidays declared by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Her Majesty's Government. .

  In view of the foregoing, we implore Nigerians and the entire members of the public to always revert to the High Commission's website for information on opening days and hours of the Mission before embarking on a visit to the High Commission..

  Please note that applicants for Nigerian passports who are given biometric appointments on public holidays (through the appointment generated by the Nigeria Immigration Service, Abuja) will have an opportunity to visit the Nigeria High Commission, London, at a convenient date thereafter for biometrics within the next two weeks.

  Nigeria High Commission, London, remains committed to providing effective and efficient service delivery to Nigerians and the entire public in the United Kingdom and hereby seeks further cooperation of all in this regard.

Nigeria High Commission,
London, United Kingdom.