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Collection of Passports

This is to inform Nigerians who have applied for passports from 3 March to 13 April 2017, that their passports are now available for collection. Please remember to bring the collection slips and old passports for cancellation (for those in possession of expired passports).

Collection: Monday toThursday from 10:00 am
Consular Department

Contact

Calling hours at passport section:
Monday to Friday: 2pm- 5pm
Email: immigration@nigeriaembassygermany.org
 

To All Passport Applicants

No appointments are required for passport applicants. You can come Monday to Thursday, exept on public holdiays!

Please disregard any computer given appointment on payment slips wich falls on Fridays!!


Phone 1: +49-30-21230 161
Phone 2: +49-30-21230 116
Fax:          +49-30-21230 158



Visa & Passport Fees Paid in Error

Please note that any charges or fees for visa or passport transferred in error are not refundable. For this reason, the embassy asks you to be sure before you make transfer paments for services and to seek clarification if not sure.

The embassy of Nigeria will not be responsible for a refund of such payments because it is not within its capacity to do so.

Requirements for the issuance / reissue of Nigerian e-passport

To apply for the standard Nigerian E-passport or a reissue (RENEWAL) of an expiring/expired one, you will need to do the following:

Visit this website: www.immigration.gov.ng

  1. Click on “e-passport application form”; select “Standard Passport”. Log in through a google or yahoo email address
  2. fill the forms, submit online and print out
  3. Proceed to payment and pay the passport fee which will be indicated in Dollars with your Visa or Master card; All payment must be made online. 
    Bank transfers are not acceptable in this particular case, please. All administrative charges for passport and visa is suspended with effect from, the 13.04.2017, until further notice.
  4. Print out confirmation of payment and acknowledgement slip.

Payments made in lieu of application for the new E-Standard passports are non-refundable!

For all standard e-passport applicants

The Following instruments are put in place to guide the issuance of e-passports to Nigerians. All e-passport applicants must henceforth hand in the following documents in person:

  1. Formally written and signed application for first-time issuance, reissue of expired/expiring/lost  standard e-passport with or without change of data as applicable;
  2. Duly completed and signed online application form;
  3. Proof of online payment;
  4. Two passport photographs;
  5. must be duly completed. All the required details of the guarantor such as the telephone number, email address, passport photograph, residential address, passport data page must be provided as well. The guarantor form must accompany every application henceforth.

E-passport first-time applicants

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Certificate of Origin / Certificate of Identification from the applicant’s LGA in Nigeria.
  3. Copy of any other passport in the applicant’s possession
  4. Copy of residents’ registration document (Anmeldebestätigung)

E-passport reissue (renewal) cases:

  1. Original Copy of expiring / expired e-passport
  2. Copy of residence permit
  3. Copy of residents’ registration (Anmeldebestätigung)

Additional requirements for children

  1. Letter of consent written and signed by both biological parents
  2. Copies of both parents’ passport data pages
Lost Passport cases
  1. Copy of lost passport data page showing passport number and date of issue
  2. Original copy of police report on the loss of passport
  3. Copy of residence permit or any other valid proof of residence in Germany
  4. Copy of residents’ registration document (Anmeldebestätigung)

Change of data due to marriage , divorce or death of spouse

  1. Marriage Certificate
  2. Statutory evidence of change of name due to marital status
  3. Newspaper publication done in any national Nigerian newspaper
  4. Evidence of maiden name
  5. Proof of spouse identity such as spouse passport data page, etc.
  6. Current passport booklet  and copy of data page of the applicant
  7. Divorce certificate (for divorcees only)
  8. Certificate of death of spouse or any other legally acceptable valid document (for widows only)
  9. Copy of residents’ registration document (Anmeldebestätigung)

Passport Guarantor Form

  1. Download the passport guarantor form from the same website as above ( www.immigration.gov.ng), print the two pages of the guarantor form and get the guarantor’s form completed by a guarantor who must be an adult Nigerian
    • Attach a passport photograph of the guarantor in the provided column on page 1
  2. Attach a copy of the data page of the guarantor’s Nigerian passport to the duly completed and signed guarantor form
  3. Two passport photographs
  4. Photocopy of birth certificate or statutory Declaration of Age
  5. Photocopies of page 1, data page and visa page on the old passport. If the visa is in a separate card, please photocopy the front and back pages of the card

Additional requirements for non-residents (e.g. those who are not officially resident in Germany)

A letter of introduction from the Embassy in the country they live in. If there is no Embassy of Nigeria in that country, they should get the letter from the Embassy covering that country (e.g. The Nigerian Embassy in Sweden currently covers most of the Scandinavian countries).

Information: Visa & Passport fees paid in error

Important notice to all visa/passport applicants

Please note that any charges or fees for visa or passport transferred in error are not refundable. For this reason, the embassy asks you to be sure before you make transfer paments for services and to seek clarification if not sure.
The embassy of Nigeria will not be responsible for a refund of such payments because it is not within its capacity to do so.

You can find our forms & fees here!

FAQ PASSPORT

All first-time of the standard e-passport applicants must provide the following documents:

  1. Duly completed and signed online application form and guarantor form, with online payment proof
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Certificate of origin/Identification issued by the applicant’s local government area of origin in Nigeria
  4. Two passport photographs

For the reissue of an expired or expiring e-passport, you will need to provide the following:
Duly completed online application and payment proof with duly completed guarantor form
The original copy  of the expired/expiring e-passport
Two passport photographs
For Minors:
In addition to the above documents, all application for applicants under the age of 18 must include letter of consent written and signed by both parents with copies of the data pages of the parents’ Nigerian e-passport or national ID.
 

As a rule, our Embassy issues/reissues the e-passport the same day the applicant appears for data acquisition at our Embassy, as long as all the requirements are met and no technical problem occurs.
 

We do not operate an appointment system in our Mission here in Berlin, Germany. All persons visiting the Embassy for visa, passport and other consular matters can come to the Embassy Mondays – Thursdays between 10 am and 12 noon. Please disregard the automatically generated appointment given to you by system after your successful submission of the online application. Those appointments do NOT apply.
 

A Nigerian resident in abroad and needs and e-passport should apply at the Nigerian Mission responsible for your country of residence. Where that Mission is unable to issue you an e-passport, you should obtain an introduction letter from there addressed to the any other Mission within the area to issue you and e-passport. With that introduction letter, you can apply for an e-passport at the Nigerian Mission the letter is addressed to.
 

On our own part, this is ok. The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria makes provision for dual citizenship. However, it is advisable to check with your German office (Bürgeramt) to find out if this is allowed in their district

To request for the reissue of lost standard e-passport at our Embassy, you will need to provide the following:

  1. A formally written and signed application letter addressed to the Comptroller General of Immigration through this Embassy stating your request
  2. Copy of police report on the loss of passport
  3. Copy of the data page of the lost e-passport data page or at least passport number

All documents must be emailed to: immigration@nigeriaembassygermany.org for onward transmission to the Immigration Service Headquarters in Abuja for approval. You will be notified by email or telephone upon the receipt of an approval and will be requested to come to the Embassy for the reissue of your lost passport.
 

 Nigerian citizens who lost their passports and cannot wait to go through the process of obtaining approval for a reissue can apply for an Emergency Travel Certificate. This is usually issued the same day by our Embassy. It can grant you entrance into Nigeria, but not to Germany or any other country. The requirements are valid proof of Nigerian citizenship, flight ticket or reservation, two passport photographs and proof of payment of the fee of €50. All ETC applicants must appear physically at the Embassy for interview and

To receive a waiver from the procurement of a parent’s consent letter which is a major passport and visa requirement for children under the age of 18, the applying parent must provide proof of sole custody issued by a court  
 

To apply for a change/correction of name, date or place of birth in your e-passport, you will need to provide the following:

  1. A formally written and signed application letter addressed to the Comptroller General of Immigration through this Embassy stating your request
  2. Copy of the data page of current e-passport data page or at least passport number
  3. All documents backing up your claims such as birth certificate, school certificate, affidavit etc.
All documents must be emailed to: immigration@nigeriaembassygermany.org for onward transmission to the Immigration Service Headquarters in Abuja for approval. You will be notified by email or telephone upon the receipt of an approval and will be requested to come to the Embassy for the reissue of your lost passport.
 

All married women desiring a change of surname due to marriage should bring along the following documents to our Embassy for interview and subsequent data acquisition, upon successful interview:
Marriage Certificate

  • Statutory evidence of change of name due to marital status
  • Newspaper publication done in any national Nigerian newspaper
  • Evidence of maiden name
  • Proof of spouse identity such as spouse passport data page, etc.
  • Current passport booklet  and copy of data page of the applicant
  • Divorce certificate (for divorcees only)
  • Certificate of death of spouse or any other legally acceptable valid document (for widows only)
  • Copy of residents’ registration document (Anmeldebestätigung)

All applicants requesting for the authentication of documents issued in Nigeria (this is different from legalization) must ensure that the documents have first been authenticated by the Legal Affairs department of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, Nigeria before bringing them to the Embassy for authentication. The fee for each document is €50.
 

The Embassy doe not issue birth certificates. Birth certificates are obtained from the hospital where you were born or from the National Population Commission in Nigeria. However, the Embassy does issue an affidavit, a “Declaration of Age”. To obtain this, the applicant must physically appear at the Embassy and must provide his/her Nigerian passport or at least a copy of the data page. The fee is €40 which must be paid into the Embassy’s account.

Please note that the requirements and procedures explained here are already indicated on this website under “passport issues”.