Applying for a U.S. Passport
Passport issuances in Abuja and Lagos are done by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment here:
This includes the replacement of a stolen or damaged passport, or a passport renewal. If you are applying for more than one family member, each member must have his or her own appointment.
If your passport has expired or is about to, we strongly recommend that you take action now to renew your passport. It takes approximately 2 weeks to receive a new passport once the application is approved. Consulates and Embassies do not offer expedited passport services.
Wait Times for Passport Interviews
Wait times for passport interviews range from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the number of customers. Please be aware that wait times tend to be longer for first time applicants and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. Please arrive on time for scheduled appointments and complete the relevant application(s) prior to your arrival.
The schedule for passport fees can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html
Fees may be paid in U.S. Dollars or the equivalent in Nigerian Naira please note that the exchange rate may vary. No refunds will be issued for denied applications and applicants are responsible for confirming their own eligibility.
For first time passport applicants, renewal of 5 year validity passports (issued to children under 16), first time adult passport applications (first passport after turning 16), lost and stolen passport replacements, and emergency passport applications, please fill out the DS-11 form (PDF 88.7KB).
For adult passport (10 year validity) renewal, please fill out the DS-82 form (PDF 73.2KB).
To add pages to an existing passport, please fill out the DS-85 form (PDF 59.2KB).
Forms are available on-line at passport services, from the Embassy in Abuja or Consulate General in Lagos.
For a child’s passport please note the following:
Both parents will need to attend the interview and will need to bring valid photo identification. The three forms of acceptable photo ID are a passport (any country), driver’s license (must be the actual license, not the temporary laminate version), or national ID card.
For a child’s first or second passport renewal, progress photos chronologically depicting the child’s physical development since the previous passport issuance are almost always necessary. The child’s original birth certificate is required as well.
If one, or both, parents are unable to be present at the time of application, and/or are unable to sign the application, please refer to Step 4: Parental Consent on the attached page for detailed guidance.
Please note that an original and notarized Statement of Consent (DS-3053) from the non-applying parent/guardian must be presented to satisfy the two parent consent law. Copies or faxes of this document are not accepted.
U.S. government (available at the Consulate in Lagos or Embassy in Abuja) or U.S.-based notaries are required. Documents notarized by a notary in Nigeria, besides that of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General, are not accepted.
Additional information regarding applications for children (under age 16) please visit: Minors Under Age 16.
*Please note that if your name has changed since a prior passport issuance you will need to bring evidence of the change. If your name changed due to marriage please bring the original marriage certificate. If your name change was due to any other reason please bring an affidavit attesting to the change and a newspaper clipping showing both your old and new names in full.
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.