Passport Services

  1. Applicants wishing to obtain a Nigerian Passport at the Consulate or any other mission abroad must be a Citizen of Nigeria.
  2. Every applicant including infants must be physically present at the Consulate General of Nigeria, Atlanta located at No. 8060 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA 30350, for submission of application and Biometric/Biographical enrollment.
  3. Original copies of supporting documents for Fresh Application, Change of Name/Correction of Data are required for sighting.
  4. Passport application form must be completed and printed online via https://immigration.gov.ng
  5. Cash payments are prohibited.
  6. Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the Consulate is open to Passport applicants from 9am on Mondays to Fridays (documents submission ends at 12:00pm). 
  7. Consulate is closed to Applicants on weekends and Public Holidays (Both Nigeria and USA holidays are observed). 
  8. All issued Passports will be mailed to applicants with a return self-addressed envelope submitted by the applicant.
  9. Applicants are advised to plan ahead and submit their application from 6 months to expiration of their current Passport.
  10. All successful online payments for Passport Application are valid for one year from the date of payment.
  11. Consulate will not be responsible for any error made by applicants on the application form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to correct any error made on application before such can be accepted at the Consulate.
  12. The official website of the Consulate General of Nigeria, Atlanta is https://www.nigeriaconsulateatlanta.org 
  13. All visitors or applicants honouring their appointments should observe the following:
  • Have all required documents ready.
  • Wear a face mask always.
  • Maintain Social Distancing.
  • Phone use will not be allowed in the building. All phones should be switched off whilst in the building.
  • Must submit to security screening at the gate.
  • Firearms are strictly prohibited.
  • All Applicants that submit their documents by 12pm will be attended to before closing.

AUTOMATED PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. As part of the efforts of the Nigerian Government to ease the passport application process and provide a better experience to all Nigerians around the world, an Automated Passport Application Process was rolled out in the Diaspora on the 8th of March, 2024.
  1. The first phase of the automated process, which is a paperless system, entails online application, documents uploading, payment, NIN verification, application vetting and approval. The second phase of the process, which is a fully automated system and contactless in nature is scheduled to commence later in the year.
  1. The fully automated process, when fully operational, will enable applicants for renewal/reissue apply their passports and have it processed and issued without the need to be physically present at the Consulate for their biometrics, only fresh applicants will have to be present for their biometrics to be captured.
  1. Some of the merits of the new reform are:
  1. An e-filing system - Eliminates manual filing of applications.
  2. An error proof application process - Totally eliminates application and NIN errors that are usually committed by applicants as both NIN and Passport data will be verified at the application stage by applicants.
  3. Applications are pre-verified and pre-approved before the arrival of applicants for biometric capturing; 
  1. Drastic reduction of waiting time for applicants during the biometric capturing process; and
  2. Reduced overall processing time from enrolment to issuance of passport.
  1. The automated process requires that all applicants must:
  1. Be a Nigerian citizen;
  2. Have a National Identification Number (NIN);
  3. Have passport photographs that meet the ICAO standards. Passport

Photograph specifications are as follows:

  • The image should be 2 inches by 2 inches;
  • White background;
  • The image must have adequate brightness and contrast;
  • The skin tone should be natural.
  1. Have a birth certificate and/or local government certificate of indigeneship, before proceeding to the portal for registration.
  1. Six easy steps of the Automated Passport Application Process are:

Step 1: To begin, visit the official NIS Passport Application Portal:

https://passportintl.immigration.gov.ng

  • Choose where you are applying from (from Nigeria (Domestic) or abroad (click on continue);
  • Select the type of application you required which could be either Fresh, Renewal/Re-issue or Correction of Data,
  • Before proceeding, you can check for requirements, test photo
    upload and check appointment availability.

Step 2: Sign in via your existing Google account or sign-up using OpenID.

Step 3: Fill in your National Identification Number (NIN), date of birth, and the auto-generated captcha to confirm your identity.

Step 4: Fill in the online application form as required.

  • You will be asked to select the Country where you want your passport processed, the booklet type, and the processing office (Embassy/High Commission/Consulate),
  • The options selected will determine the fees to be charged for the passport.

Step 5: Document Upload:

  • Upload your passport photograph and other supporting documents;
  • Complete the application form, make payment and print the application form and the payment receipt.
  • Book appointment.

Step 6: Walk into your selected Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for Biometric Capturing on your appointment date.

  • After completing all online application requirements, applicants
    are expected to go to their selected Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for biometric capturing;
  • After biometric capturing, applicants can track their application process using the application number and reference number provided by the immigration portal.

NOTE:

  1. Arrangement of names (last/surname, first and middle) and date of birth (day/month/year) on the PASSPORT and the NIN must MATCH EXACTLY. Enhanced e-Passport cannot be processed if there are discrepancies in the Passport and NIN data. Details on both documents must be the same and exact.
  2. Please visit: https://nimc.gov.ng/us-enrolment-centres/ for information on approved vendors for processing of NIN in the United States
  3. The Enhanced e-Passport comes in three-categories:

S/N

BOOKLET TYPE

VALIDITY

COST

1.

32-Page

5 Years

$142

2.

64-Page

5 Years

$162

3.

64-Page

10 Years (Adults, 18 years & above only)

$242

Fresh (First Application)

  • Minor (under 18 years):
  1. Completed online application form
  2. Passport Payment slip
  3. One (1) Passport Photograph
  4. Clean copy of Birth Certificate (Original required for sighting)
  5. Clean copy of parent’s passport data page
  6. Consent letter signed by parent and duly notarized by notary officer
  7. Self-addressed return USPS envelop with appropriate stamp from Post Office
  • Adult (18years and above):
  1. Completed online application form
  2. Passport Payment slip
  3. Evidence of Nigerian citizenship (state or local government identification certificate or evidence of birth by parent with Nigerian citizenship by birth)
  4. One (1) Passport Photograph
  5. Clean copy of Birth Certificate (Original required for sighting)
  6. Clean copy of parents’ passport data page
  7. Self-addressed return USPS envelop with appropriate stamp from Post Office

Renewal

  1. Completed online application form
  2. Passport payment slip
  3. Copy of current (expired/expiring) passport data page
  4. Expired/expiring passport booklet (if not presented will be treated as Lost)
  5. Self-addressed return USPS envelop with appropriate stamp from Post Office

Correction of Name/Data on Passport

  • Change of Name due to Marriage/Divorce:
  1. Completed online application form (printed copy)
  2. Passport Payment slip
  3. Copy of current (expired/expiring) Passport data page
  4. Expired/expiring Passport booklet 
  5. Clean copy of marriage certificate
  6. Copy of Husband’s means of Identity
  7. Self-addressed return USPS envelop with appropriate stamp from Post Office
  • Correction of error/data on request:
  1. Completed online application form
  2. Passport Payment slip
  3. Copy of current (expired/expiring) Passport data page
  4. Expired/expiring Passport booklet 
  5. Copies of documentary evidence to support the request
  6. Copy of payment slip of Non-refundable Administrative fee of N30,000 payable in Naira only. (read guidelines on how to make the payment for correction of data)
  7. Self-addressed return USPS envelop with appropriate stamp from Post Office
  • Lost or Stolen Passport
  1. Completed online application form (printed copy)
  2. Passport payment slip
  3. Clean copy of Police Report 
  4. Clean copy of lost/stolen passport data page (Lost/Stolen Passport number is a must, if data page is not available)
  5. Self-addressed return USPS envelop with appropriate stamp from Post Office
  • Damaged Passport
  1. Completed online application form (printed copy)
  2. Passport payment slip
  3. Copy of damaged passport data page
  4. Damaged passport booklet (if not presented will be treated as Lost)
  5. Fire incident report if damaged by fire

At the moment, issuance of passport after biometric takes 6 to 12 weeks. Applicants are advised to plan ahead and submit their applications from 6 months to expiration of their current Passport.  

Enhanced e-Passport timeline:

  • 6 weeks for Fresh Application
  • 3 weeks for Renewal Application

 

Note: Incomplete document, pending enrollment elsewhere or discrepancy in existing data on Passport may cause delay in issuance of Passport.

  • Since Monday, April 18th, 2022, Walk-Ins for Biometric Enrollment services are no longer available.
  • Applicants are encouraged to avail themselves of the online Appointment facility on the website of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) during the process of completing, submitting and paying for Passport Applications.
  • Applicants are advised to book an appointment after the successful payment for their Passports online and then come to the Consulate on their scheduled appointment date.
  • Applicants must come to the Consulate with evidence of their scheduled appointment, on the appointment date.
  • To book an appointment, please visit https://appointments.immigration.gov.ng

Name of applicants with appointment will be verified at the Consulate. Applicants without appointment or those whose names cannot be verified at the Consulate will be turned back. 

S/NBOOKLET TYPEVALIDITYCOST
1.32-Page5 Years$142
2.64-Page5 Years$162
3.64-Page10 Years (Adults (18 years & above only)$242

* Note

  • Admin Fee of $30 is applicable.
  • Additional fee for Lost/Stolen Passport – $370.

Contact Us

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Consular Days:

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays (except public holidays)

(770)394-6261
(770) 394-4671

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