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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Passport fees as of December 27:

  • Adult renewing a passport – $130
  • Minor passport (under age 16) – $135
  • First time adult passport (16 and older) – $165

The fee is payable in dollars or the equivalent in Nigerian Naira in cash at the Embassy.  We do not accept credit cards.

Please note which documents also require clear photocopies.  If you do not bring photocopies of the required documents, you will need to pay a fee of $1.00 for each copy.

The State Department no longer issues supplemental passport pages to U.S.  citizens.  When an individual’s current passport is full, he/she will be required to obtain a new passport at full cost.

Originals and copies of all supporting documents are required.

Appointments & Locations

Services are by appointment only. To schedule a follow-up appointment in Abuja, please send an email to AbujaACS@state.gov. Please schedule regular an appointment at:

Abuja: https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=ABU&appcode=1
Lagos: https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=LGS&appcode=1

Other Information

Renew an Adult Passport Checklist

Do you need to renew an Adult’s passport?

Adult Passport Renewal

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.

Allow Approximately 3 weeks for processing. Passports must be collected by the applicant or authorized representative. An appointment is not necessary to pick up your passport.

Minor’s Passport Renewal

Do you need to renew a Minor’s passport?

Minor’s Passport Renewal (Under Age 16)

  • Complete Form DS-11.   Enter your information online and print Form DS-11.  Failure to provide information requested on this form, including your social security number, may result in significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application.
  • Do not sign Form DS-11 on page 1
  • Both parents must be present with the child. A valid identification is required for each parent. Acceptable forms of identification are government issued Driver’s license and International passports.
  • Bring one (1) photo measuring 2×2 inches.
  • The fee is $135 payable in dollars or the equivalent in Nigerian Naira in cash at the Embassy. We do not accept credit cards.
  • Original or certified Birth Certificate of the child/children.
  • If the child’s physical appearance has changed significantly since the last passport photograph, the Consular officer will request transitional photos as proof of identification.  Generally, the officer will require one photograph from each year since the prior passport issuance.
  • If one parent has sole custody over the child/children we need original documentation such as court order, death certificate or any other proof showing sole custody.
  • 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.

Allow Approximately 3 weeks for processing. Passports must be collected by the applicant or authorized representative. An appointment is not necessary to pick up your passport.

What to do when both parents are not able to be present at passport interview:

Both parents or guardians should appear with the minor. If one parent/guardian cannot be present, the non-applying parent or guardian must complete DS-3053 “Statement of Consent” (https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds3053.pdf) providing written consent for the issuance of a passport for the minor child.  Additionally, the non-applying parent or guardian consenting to the issuance of a passport for a minor child must:

  • Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a Certified Notary Public. U.S. government (available at the Consulate in Lagos or Embassy in Abuja) or U.S.-based notaries are required.   Documents notarized in Nigeria, except at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General, are not accepted.
  • Submit a photocopy of the front and back side of the ID that was presented to the Notary Public with Form DS-3053.

On the appointment day, the applying parent or guardian will submit:

  • His/her valid identification, the non-applying parent’s signed and notarized DS-3053 along with the photocopy of the identification used for notarizing the consent form.
  • Original birth certificate of the child/children.
  • Additionally, if neither parent is present at the time of the appointment then the guardian or trusted adult accompanying the child should also present two DS-3053s (one from each parent) OR a notarized power of attorney authorizing them to execute form DS-11 on behalf of both parent(s)

If you are the applying parent or guardian and the written consent of the non-applying parent or guardian or evidence of sole custody cannot be obtained in a timely manner, complete the DS-5525 “Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances” .

The statement must explain in detail the non-applying parent’s or guardian’s unavailability and recent efforts made to contact the non-applying parent. You may also be required to provide evidence (e.g., custody order, incarceration order, restraining order) to document your claim of exigent or special circumstances.

Please submit the DS-5525 with the DS-11 on the appointment day.

Lost or Stolen Passport Checklist

Do you need to replace a Lost or Stolen passport?

Adult Passport

  • Complete Form DS-11 .   Enter your information online and print Form DS-11.  Failure to provide information requested on this form, including your social security number, may result in significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application.
  • Do not sign Form DS-11 on page 1
  • Complete Form DS-64 Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport.  Complete and print the form.
  • Applicants should present documents that prove U.S. citizenship (birth certificate, naturalization certificate, old passports) and identity, such as a driver’s license. In the case of dual nationals, individuals may be required to present Nigerian passports or other Nigerian-government issued photo identification.
  • Bring one (1) photo measuring 2×2 inches.
  • If you file a police report do so at the police station closest to where the loss took place and present it to the Consular Officer along with the Form DS-64
  • The fee is $165 payable in dollars or the equivalent in Nigerian Naira in cash at the Embassy. We do not accept credit cards.
  • Passport issuances in Abuja and Lagos are by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment here:

Minor Passport

  • Complete Form DS-11.   Enter your information online and print Form DS-11.  Failure to provide information requested on this form, including your social security number, may result in significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application.
  • Do not sign Form DS-11 on page 1
  • Complete Form DS-64 Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport.  Complete and print the form.
  • Original birth certificate of the child/children.
  • Bring one (1) photo measuring 2×2 inches.
  • Obtain a police abstract.  An adult must report the loss or theft of the child’s passport to a police station close to where the loss took place.  The police report should be presented to the Consular Officer along with the Form DS-64.
  • The fee is $135 payable in dollars or the equivalent in Nigerian Naira. We do not accept credit cards.
  • If the child’s physical appearance has changed significantly since the last passport photograph, the Consular officer will request transitional photos as proof of identification.  Generally, the officer will require one photograph from each year since the prior passport issuance.
  • If one parent has sole custody of the child/children we need original documentation such as court order, death certificate or any other documentation proving sole custody.
  • Passport issuances in Abuja and Lagos are by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment here:

Amending a Passport Checklist

Do you need to change your name in your Passport?

If your passport was issued less than 1 year ago and your name has been legally changed due to marriage or court order:

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.

Allow approximately 3 weeks for processing.

  • If your passport was issued more than 1 year ago and your name has been legally changed due to marriage or court order.
  • Bring your current, valid U.S. passport
  • Complete Form DS-82, Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail
  • The original marriage certificate or the Government-issued document evidencing your legal name change as well as a copy of the newspaper where your name change was published
  • Bring one (1) photo measuring 2×2 inches.
  • The fee is $135 payable in dollars or the equivalent in Nigerian Naira. We do not accept credit cards.
  • 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.

Allow approximately 3 weeks for processing.

Important Announcement Regarding Passport Delivery

U.S. Passports will no longer be picked up at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos or the U.S. Embassy in Abuja. Details on the collection process will be given during your appointment.

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.

  • Allow Approximately 3 weeks for processing.

Emergency Passports

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, the date of your scheduled appointment and a description of your emergency.

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.

Reasonable Accomodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.

Please contact us at AbujaACS@state.gov or LagosACS@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.