How to Renew a Nigerian Passport in Canada

By Catherine Lovering - Updated June 16, 2017
Travel Concept

The Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa is a resource for Nigerians who would like to renew their Nigerian passports while in Canada. The process involves visiting the website of the Nigeria Immigration Service and filling out an online passport application. Once the application is completed, you would then forward your old passport, a copy of the application form, and other documentation to the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa. A fee must be paid to both offices in order to facilitate the process.

Complete and submit the online application form at the Nigeria Immigration Portal. Make sure you know what kind of passport you are applying for: a Standard e-Passport or Official e-Passport. You will have the choice of two forms: e-Passport Application Form or the MRP Passport Application form.

Pay for the application. Click on "Proceed to Online Payment" after submitting your online application. Choose your currency, either Naira or US Dollars. If you choose to pay in Naira, payment can come from your bank or from your eWallet.

Make note of your payment's Validation Number. You will have to use it to confirm your payment and to receive further information about your application.

Click "Query your application payment status" at the passport portal homepage. Under "Application Type," click "Passport" and enter your application ID, reference number, and validation number. Click "Print this receipt" and retain the receipt to be included in your application.

Complete the Application Tracking system online. This must be completed before your documents arrive at the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa. Forward to the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa your old passport, completed new application form and acknowledgment receipt, evidence of online payment made to the Nigeria Immigration Service, application ID and reference numbers, two passport photographs in color on a gray background, two self-addressed Canada priority post envelopes and the additional application fee for the commission.

Tip

The Nigeria High Commission charges an additional fee on top of the one charged by the Nigeria Immigration Service. The payment to the Commission must be in the form of a money order in Canadian dollars. Have this prepared before forwarding your documents to the Commission.

About the Author

Catherine Lovering has written about business, tax, careers and pets since 2006. Lovering holds a B.A. (political science), LL.B. (law) and LL.L. (civil law).

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