Last updated on November 21st, 2018 at 11:49 am
Checking the status of your passport in Nigeria shouldn’t be a problem since everything can be done online right on your personal device.
What is Passport Application Status?
After submitting your application, you need to track whether it’s ready for pick up or not. Usually a section is provided online for you to track the status of passport irrespective of country of residence.
All you need do is to access the online passport status system to check your application status instead of going to the NIS passport office in your state.
In some cases it takes 7-10 business days after you applied and submitted your online passport application for your application to be trackable online.
Types of passports:
- Standard e-Passport: For everyone
- Official e-Passport: The official e-passport is primarily reserved for certain classes of government officials and Nigerian diplomats.
Irrespective of the passport, applicants still ask:
How do I check the status of my passport online application?
Two basic information to check Nigeria Passport online
- Passport Application ID
- Passport Reference No
How to get your passport application ID and Reference No
You can find your Passport application ID and Passport reference number in the e-mail sent to you by Nigeria Immigration Service when you successfully made payment and submitted your application.
Please check your inbox. If you can’t find it in your inbox, it happens, head straight to your SPAM folder.
To do this on Nigeria Immigration Service online application portal, follow this simple guide:
Step 1: Head straight to a special passport tracking link: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/passportPaymentStatus
Step 2: Enter your Passport Application Id and Passport Reference No
And hit submit, details and status of your passport application will be displayed for you.