Recruitment: Nigeria Immigration Portal and Registration Guide 2019

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Recruitment: Nigeria Immigration Portal and Registration Guide 2019 – Nigeria Immigration Portal – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has witnessed series of changes since it was extracted from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1958, on August 1st, 1963, Immigration Department came of age when it was formally established by an Act of Parliament, Cap I71, and Laws of Federation Nigeria.

The Immigration Department as it was known then was entrusted with the core Immigration duties under the headship of the Chief Federal Immigration Officer (CFIO).

At inception, the department had a narrow operational scope and maintained a low profile and simple approach in attaining the desired goals and objectives of the government. During this period, only the Visa and Business Sections were set up.

♦ Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal

♦ Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:

  1. e-Passport Application Form
  2. MRP – Passport Application Form (Not Applicable In All Missions)

♦ Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then click on ‘Start Application’ button.

♦ Fill the Application form; check the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ checkbox then click the “PRINT” Button to print filled form.

♦ Click on the ‘Submit Application’ button to view the ‘Applicant details page’

♦ Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”

♦  Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button

♦ Choose the currency you want to use for payment (Naira or US Dollars):


If you selected an option to pay in Naira, you will be prompted to select PayType (payment method): “Bank”, “Credit OR Debit card”,

♦ If you intend to pay at a bank, selected “Bank” and click continue,

♦  View the list of participating banks and then click on ‘Continue’.

♦  The “Print Acknowledgment” button will help you print “Payment Acknowledgment Slip” with the Transaction ID, Application ID & Reference Number.

♦  With the copy of your Payment acknowledgment slip, proceed to a participating bank for payment.

♦  On making payment at the bank, you MUST be issued with an ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt that contains a “Validation Number”. You will need the “Validation Number” for confirmation of payment on the portal. (For use of your Validation Number, see the section on Validation Number below)


♦  If you intend to pay through Credit/Debit card, select “Credit/Debit card” and click continue,

♦ You will be required to fill in your log-in credentials.

♦  After filling in, click “Login” button and you will be sent to the payment portal

♦  For proceeding with the payment click the “PAY” button.

♦ Payment portal display application details, click on “Continue” button.

♦ You will be prompted to “Value Card” payment page, provide information on your card & Click on “OK” button

♦ After payment, the “Validation Number” is generated. Store it and use it to confirm the payment.

♦ You can also print a receipt by clicking the “Print the Receipt” button.

Using your Validation Number

After payment, having obtained the “Validation Number”, proceed to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment:

  1. Go to the “Query your Application Payment Status” and enter your Passport Application ID and Reference No.
  2. If a “Validation Number” field appears, please enter the number from your ‘approved payment platform provider’ receipt. Remember: Validation Number has been generated after payment through Bank also.
  3. Click the “Search Record” button and you will be sent to the “Applicant’s Details” page where a date for your interview has been generated.
  4. You can now print a Receipt or an Acknowledgement Slip by using the buttons on this page. (You will need them for your interview).
  5. You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt or Acknowledgement Slip in a new window. Click on “Print” button to send a copy to the printer.

General Documents Required for Interview:

Standard Passport

  1. Local Government letter of identification.
  2. Birth certificate / age declaration.
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs
  4. Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate /  High Court Judge
  5. Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years
  6. Marriage certificate where applicable
  7. Police report incase of lost passport
  8. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

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