The Ultimate Guide to Nigerian Passport Renewal in the USA
Modern-day migration from Nigeria to the USA occurred during the 1900s, as numerous Nigerians went to the US in a quest for studies and business opportunities. Nigeria has the largest foreign-born population in the US, with more than 327,000 people. Texas, New York, and Maryland have the best number of Nigerians in the US.
After this horrible pandemic, you have been in the US for a long time. We are sure you love to visit your home country Nigeria, or just want to travel to any European or Middle Eastern country. The good news is that Covid vaccination rolled out in the US, and many countries have started to accept vaccinated travelers.
There are so many things that would cloud up the mind in this quarantine. You need to remember many things. There is more chance that you miss to check your passport expiration date. It’s normal for anyone to forget this because of travel bans all over the globe.
Your passport might be expired or can be valid with less validity. Do not worry. This is the perfect time for your passport renewal. Nigerian immigration says to renew a Nigerian passport at least 6 months before its expiration. You can apply to renew your Nigerian passport online.
There are many pending passport applications in the USA because of Covid. Nigerian Embassy and Consulates in the US have started accepting passport applications recently. Remember, you cannot afford to make a trivial mistake in your application. It certainly leads to passport rejection.
Now that you are here, Click2Visas will provide you with the ultimate guide to Nigerian passport renewal in the USA. This guide explains the complete procedure on how to apply in the USA.
How long does it take to renew a Nigerian passport in USA?
In general, the processing of a passport takes 4 to 6 weeks. But Covid spread and new restrictions are unpredictable. Hence, be ready for anything.
How much does it cost to renew Nigerian passport in USA?
General Passport Renewal
|Age Group||32 Pages Passport Booklet||64 Pages Passport Booklet|
|Minor(0 to 17 years old)||$77||$137|
|Adult (18 to 59 years old)||$106||$137|
|Senior (60 and above)||$77||$137|
Specific Passport fee
- Administrative Fee – You need to pay an administrative charge of $30 additionally for passport processing which is effective from 15th Jan 2021.
- Lost Passport additional fee – For obtaining a Police report, you will have to pay $50 with $370 for the lost passport penalty.
How do I apply for a Nigerian passport in the US?
You can apply directly at the Nigerian Immigration portal but going through all government procedures is tiresome. Click2Visas introduces the following easy steps to make the passport process much more manageable.
- Step 1: – Click2Visas has introduced the customized form of passport renewal, where you need to enter your basic details and upload your current passport. Based on that, we assist in the entire passport form filling process.
- Step 2: – Another troublesome part is the payment. Rather than worrying about which method to use, you can easily pay the government fee + our service charge together to us through any of your card. We select the suitable payment method on behalf of you and complete the payment part.
- Step 3: – Once the form filling and payment part is over, we will send the completed form, acknowledgment slip, payment confirmation slip to your side after few days through email.
Nigerian Embassy Washington DC passport renewal:
- The payment confirmation slip has the interview date. On that date, you should visit the Embassy of Nigeria, 3519 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008 in Person.
- There is a mandatory biometric capture at the Embassy for each person.
- The interview time is between 10 AM-12 PM from Monday to Thursday and 11 AM-12 PM on Friday. If your interview date falls on a holiday, you may come the next working day.
- The Embassy no longer accepts passport amendment requests. You need to do that in Nigeria.
- Once applied, you can directly visit or send your proxy to pick up your passport. The pick-up time is Monday-Friday 1 PM to 2 PM.
- If you are to send another person instead of you, then they have to carry,
- Signed authorization letter by applicant requesting proxy-pick up.
- Valid ID card of authorized person picking up Applicant’s passport.
- Pick up slip of the applicant.
- Nigerian expired passport of the applicant.
- Self-Addressed Pre-paid envelope service is also available.
Nigerian consulate in Atlanta- passport renewal
- On the interview date mentioned in the Payment confirmation slip, you need to visit in person to Consulate General of Nigeria, 8060 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30350.
- There is a mandatory biometric capture at the Atlanta Consulate for each person.
- The interview time is between 10 AM-1 PM from Monday-Friday. If your interview date falls on a holiday, you may come the next working day.
- Atlanta Consulate Jurisdiction – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia, the 17 Southeastern States of the United States and territory.
Nigerian passport renewal NYC
- The payment confirmation slip has the passport interview date. On that date, you need to visit in person to Consulate of Nigeria, 828 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017.
- There is a mandatory biometric capture at the New York Consulate for each person.
- The interview time is between 9 AM-11 AM and falls on Monday-Friday. If your interview date falls on a holiday, you may come the next working day.
- New York Consulate Jurisdiction – New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Connecticut, Illinois, Rhode Island, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware.
In general, always check timings and fee before you visit because Embassy or Consulate always revise these without warning, especially in Covid time.
What documents do I need to renew my Nigerian passport in USA?
- Applicant Passport Photo – There is no need to take photographs. The Embassy or the Consulate will take your photo on your interview date.
- Passport Online Application form – We would already send this via your given email. You need to print it out and sign. Do not forget to add the date without fail. Please take 2 copies additionally.
- Passport Acknowledgment Slip – This is the passport acknowledgment that you have applied for passport renewal.
- Passport Payment Confirmation Slip – This is where you can see your passport interview date. Hence, this is the most important document.
- Current Nigerian Passport – Carry your present Nigerian passport. If you don’t show this, then the Embassy or Consulate considers it as a lost passport. You will have to give additional documents for further procedures.
- Passport Data Page – Copies of your passport data page should clearly show your image, full name, and date of birth.
- Self-Addressed Envelope – A self-addressed prepaid envelope from USPS, UPS, or FedEx.
- Amendment Documents – If you want to amend anything in your Nigerian passport, you need to submit the legal documents for that in addition to above said documents. For example, if you have a name change, do submit your legal marriage certificate.
- Lost Passport – Police Report and Penalty fee and lost passport copies.
Why Nigerian Passport Renewal in the USA succeeds with Click2Visas?
Click2Visas Service: Did you ever compare the service charge of various Passport agents with ours? You will be surprised. Our service charges are very much lower than others. You can compare and confirm it yourself.
Click2Visas safety: We have implemented highly safe and secure systems. We are sure that passport details are very private; we need to give much data protection for that. Your documents are completely safe with us.
Click2Visas Customer Service: We have excellent 24/7 customer support—one of the nicest customer services you have ever experienced. Our guidance is available for you all the time till you receive your passport successfully.
Click2Visas Brand: We have been successful in the passport and visa industry for more than 5 years. Fortunately, we have seen many happy customers who applied for either passport or visa with us. We are sure once you use our Service, you will always return with confidence.
what are the passport services you can avail with Click2visas?
Apply Chargeless USA and Nigeria Passport Services
We offer passport assistance service which provides filling of your passport application forms (either new or re-issuance) without any research from your end.