Last updated on November 21st, 2018 at 11:51 am
There are 41 NIS passport offices in Nigeria where you can process and obtain your (international) passport.
Passport is popularly known as International Passport in Nigeria, but in real sense, the addition of “International” to “Passport” makes it tautology. In a recent article, Akeem Lasisi of The Punch says passport is passport, there is nothing like international passport.
Whatever name you choose here is a complete list of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) passport offices across Nigeria.
Does NIS has passport agents in Nigeria?
Only NIS is empowered and have the authority to issue passport to any person willing to travel out of Nigeria.
NIS doesn’t have accredited passport agents anywhere, because it is a document that can not be obtained by proxy. Your fingerprints and facial capturing is required for you to obtain a passport.
In our upcoming post we’ll tell you the actual cost of passport in Nigeria as against the official price you see on NIS website and other websites. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, let’s get started….
NIS passport offices in Lagos State
Considering the fact that Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria, the number of applicants for passport within a week could be higher than the total number of such applications processed in Osun for a month. There may not be a statistics to back this up, but a visit to one of the offices of NIS in 2017 shows that Lagos is indeed like a country.
That said, Lagos State has three NIS passport offices across the state, they are:
|Ikoyi, Lagos||Alagbon Close ikoyi|
|Alausa, Ikeja||Alausa, by Govt House, Ikeja|
|Festac NIS office||3rd Avenue, A close Festac Town|
Other NIS Passport offices in Nigeria:
- Abia State: 72, School Road, Umuahia
- Abuja SHQ: Nigeria Immigration Service Headqurters, Sauka Abuja
- Abuja FCT NIS Passport Office: Old Secretariat Road, Gwagwalada
- Adamawa: Federal Secretariat Complex Yola
- Akwa Ibom: Fed. Secretariat, Abak Road Uyo
- Anambra Passport: Command Hqters,Awka
- Bauchi: Fed. Secretariat Bauchi
- Bayelsa Passport Office: Road Safety Road, Yenogoa
- Benue: 6, Kashim Ibrahim Rd GRA Makurdi
- Borno Passport Office: Off Bama Road, Maiduguri
- Cross River Passport Office: 2, Otuansa Street,opposite Airport
- Delta: Command Hqters, Ogwashiku Rd. Asaba
- Ebonyi State: 2, Afor Ezuna Road Abakaliki
- Edo State: Command Hqters, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City
- Ekiti Passport Office: Km 5 Afe Babalola Rd, Ado-Ekiti
- Enugu: Fed. Secretariat, Ogui Layout Enugu
- Gombe: Immigration Barracks, Bauchi Rd, Gombe
- Imo Passport Office: Onitsha Rd, Fed. Secretariat Owerri
- Jigawa Passport Office: Old State Secretariat, Dutse
- Kaduna: Independence Way Kaduna
- Kano Passport Office (1): By Farm Settlement, off Maiduguri Road. We believe NIS is working on the second office for Kano State. At the time of compiling this list, only one office address is given.
- Katsina Passport Office: Hassan Usman Road, Katsina
- Kebbi: By New Govt. House, Argungu Rd Birni Kebbi
- Kogi Passport Office: Off Mount Patti Road, Lokoja
- Kwara Passport Office: Fed. Secrtariat, Fate Rd Ilorin
- Nasarawa: Lafia-Makurdi Rd, LGA Sec. Lafia
- Niger State: Old State Secretariat, Minna
- Ogun Passport Office: Old Party Sec.Oke-Mosan
- Ondo: Fed. Secretariat Complex, Akure
- Osun NIS Passport Office: Gbogan Road, Oshogbo. This office is located behind SSS office and also shares fence with the SUBEB office.
- Oyo: By Agodi Gate Area, Ibadan
- Plateau Passport Office: Fed. Secretariat Complex, Jos
- Rivers: Fed. Secretariat, Aba Rd PH
- Sokoto: Fed. Secretariat Complex Sokoto
- Taraba: Mile 6 Jalingo-Numan Rd Jalingo
- Yobe Passport Office: Gashua Road, Damaturu
- Zamfara: Near Govt. House, Gusau.
For complaint you can contact NIS support centre:
Hours of Operation: 07:00 – 20:00hours
While Passport allows you to travel to any part of the world, provided you have the stipulated visa for your visit (thought some countries do not require visa), it also pertinent to know where exactly NIS passport offices are located in your state. We hope this list helps.
If you have any question on how to obtain your passport, don’t hesitate to comment below and we’ll be glad to give you more information.