Lost Passport

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.
  • Obtain a police abstract.  You must report the loss or theft of your 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 $145 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:

Important Announcement Regarding Passport and CRBA Delivery

U.S. Passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad will no longer be picked up at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos. These items will be available for pickup from DHL at their Victoria Island and Port Harcourt locations for a fee. Details will be available during your passport or CRBA 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. Passports must be collected at the ACS section by the applicant or authorized representative. An appointment is not necessary to pick up your passport.

Minor Passport 

  • complete Form DS-11.   Enter your information online and print Form DS-11 OR print out the blank form and then complete using black ink on one-sided pages.  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 $115 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:

Important Announcement Regarding Passport and CRBA Delivery

U.S. Passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad will no longer be picked up at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos. These items will be available for pickup from DHL at their Victoria Island and Port Harcourt locations for a fee. Details will be available during your passport or CRBA 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 60 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 at the ACS section 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 item 3 on the DS-3053 “Statement of Consent,”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:

  • The signed, notarized DS-3053 and a certified copy of U.S. Passport to the parent or guardian who will be accompanying the minor to the embassy on the appointment day. If parent is not a U.S. Citizen, a certified copy of driver’s license/passport will suffice.
  • 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 a notarized power of attorney authorizing them to execute form DS-11 on behalf of the parent(s)

If you are the applying parent or guardian and the written consent of thenon-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.