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Emergency Passport
January 31, 2018

Do you need an emergency passport?

It takes only 2-3 weeks to receive a full validity passport with 52 pages and you should plan ahead before your passport expires. Emergency passports are limited to 12 pages, normally valid for only one year and cannot be extended. Emergency passports are issued when there is a need for immediate travel. You should first schedule a passport appointment using the links below. If necessary you can request a limited emergency passport on the day of your appointment. If you need to travel prior to the day of your scheduled appointment, please email lagosACS@state.gov or AbujaACS@state.gov and include a copy of your travel itinerary.

As with full validity passports, you must appear at the Embassy or Consulate in person to apply. The application process and fee is the same as if you were applying for a regular passport. Fill the required form out using the PASSPORT WIZARD. Complete the form online, hit submit, and then print the form and bring it to your appointment. The printed form will include the unique scannable barcode in the upper left corner – make sure it is not cut off. Handwritten forms are only accepted in absolute emergencies.

When you receive your emergency passport, you will also receive a letter that explains how to obtain a regular passport after completing your urgent travel. If you apply for your regular passport within one year of the date your emergency passport, you will not have to pay the fee again.

Passport issuances in Abuja and Lagos are by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment here:

In order for us to provide quality service to all our customers, it is important that you arrive on time for your appointment. Applicants who arrive more than 15 minutes late for their appointments will have to reschedule. Applicants who arrive on time for their appointment without the required documents may also be required to reschedule their appointments.