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.
Forms are available on-line at passport services, from the Embassy in Abuja or Consulate General in Lagos.
Please note the following:
U.S. government (available at the Consulate in Lagos or Embassy in Abuja) or U.S.-based notaries are strongly encouraged. Documents notarized by a notary in Nigeria, besides that of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General, are not accepted. All other notaries will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
For additional information regarding applications for children (under age 16) please visit: Minors Under Age 16.
If one, or both, parents is unable to be present at the time of application, and/or is unable to sign the application, please refer to Step 7: Provide Parental Consent 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 are not accepted.
For a child’s first or second passport renewal, progress photos chronologically depicting the child’s physical development since the previous passport issuance are strongly recommended.
In Abuja and Lagos additional passport pages require an appointment. Please schedule an appointment here.
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, the exchange rate at the Embassy and Consulate General is 165 Naira to one Dollar. 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).
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.