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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 1:41am On Jul 28
Hubbysluv:
Please how much is enrollment fee for NIN?


It's is free, but for now, the only location to get this done in Lagos state, Abuja, or possibly in the country, from my inquiry, is some passport offices.

My advice to everyone processing NIN, make sure your BVN details match with what will be on your passport because the federal government law makes this a must.

This how it works: Nigeria Immigration validates your application with NIN; NIN validates your application with BVN and so any discrepancy will cause passport application validation (verification) to fail.


Soon all applications in Nigeria will validate with NIN and so NIMC is making sure that there is no discrepancy between BVN details and NIMC records of Nigerian residents.

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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 1:46am On Jul 28
Rynlesh:


No it’s not possible without NIN.

My renewed passport carried NIN on my passport data page.

You should confirm by yourself if truly NIN offices are closed.
Cheers

Not true if you go for standard. For this type of passport, NIN is not on the data page.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 1:52am On Jul 28
TOPAI7:
Thanks for your swift response.
How can one get local government identification letter?

What are the 3 printouts from the internet?


If you have a certificate of origin, use it since it's for the same purpose.

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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 1:57am On Jul 28
Goddys:


please when you paid, did you receive SMS regarding NIN verification failure?

You get a NIN verification failure if there is a discrepancy in your application when matched with your NIN record (i.e. names and date of birth does not match including arrangement order or any omitted name)
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 2:01am On Jul 28
Hubbysluv:
But what I choose is standard passport not enhanced

Any ways, I was given number and told to come back next week Tuesday

Thanks for clarification


When you start the application, you choose standard passport but the choice of processing centre and passport type before payment is what makes the difference.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 2:04am On Jul 28
Goddys:
After making payment, I received SMS below:

Dear *******,
Your application for a new passport failed National Identity Number (NIN) verification.
Please contact the NIS Ikoyi Office.
NIS.

The NIN I provided was correct. Please did any of you experienced this issue after payment?


This happens when there is a mismatch between NIN record and Passport application record.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by Hubbysluv: 2:15am On Jul 28
Thanks
Rynlesh:

NIN is free
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by Hubbysluv: 2:17am On Jul 28
Oh really

Thanks for the information
bennymine:


When you start the application, you choose standard passport but the choice of processing centre and passport type before payment is what makes the difference.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by Hubbysluv: 2:17am On Jul 28
Thanks so much
bennymine:


It's is free, but for now, the only location to get this done in Lagos state, Abuja, or possibly in the country, from my inquiry, is some passport offices.

My advice to everyone processing NIN, make sure your BVN details match with what will be on your passport because the federal government law makes that a must.

This how it works: Nigeria Immigration validates your application with NIN, NIN validates your application with BVN and so any discrepancy will cause passport application validation to fail.


Soon all applications in Nigeria will validate with NIN and so NIMC is making sure that there is no discrepancy between BVN details and NIMC records of Nigerian residents.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by Goddys(m): 4:31am On Jul 28
AustinT575:


Do you mean I can renew my passport without NIN number? Cuz they ain’t working for now

Yes but that will be ordinary passport, not epassport , and you can do that in festac office.

If I had realized that my NIN Date of birth was different from the one in my passport, I would have gone for ordinary passport that doesn't require NIN.

Know that they don't encourage DIY at festac office else you may wait for so long before you get it. I can give you a contact of an immigration officer there. He bills 30k to get it done within 3 days.

I will just forfeit the earlier payment I made for epassport and go for this one if NIN head office doesn't open officially next month.

I can never spend total of 45k just to change date of birth unofficially this period
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 9:32am On Jul 28
Goddys:


Yes but that will be ordinary passport, not epassport , and you can do that in festac office.

If I had realized that my NIN Date of birth was different from the one in my passport, I would have gone for ordinary passport that doesn't require NIN.

Know that they don't encourage DIY at festac office else you may wait for so long before you get it. I can give you a contact of an immigration officer there. He bills 30k to get it done within 3 days.

I will just forfeit the earlier payment I made for epassport and go for this one if NIN head office doesn't open officially next month.

I can never spend total of 45k just to change date of birth unofficially this period

All passports currently being issued by NIS are e-passports differentiated by improvement as standard and enhanced. The improvements are NIN inclusion, 10yrs validity, and other enhancement.

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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by zevous: 10:03am On Jul 28
Goddys:


I was there yesterday and they said they only print slip and doesn't do modification of age for now cuz of covid except unofficially which attracts extra 30k+15k for official payment. If not that I have already made payment for epassport, I would just go to immigration office at festac and do ordinary standard passport that doesn't require NIN.

If they don't open next month, I may just go for standard passport that doesn't require NIN

I swear I'm in the same situation.. I don't know what next to do.. Charging that much after paying 15k is very HIGH and unnecessary. I even tried negotiating to 15k plus the official 15k they just ignored me.. Its really frustrating. If I hadn't paid for the new passport.. I would have gone to festac and done the old one
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by Goddys(m): 10:23am On Jul 28
zevous:


I swear I'm in the same situation.. I don't know what next to do.. Charging that much after paying 15k is very HIGH and unnecessary. I even tried negotiating to 15k plus the official 15k they just ignored me.. Its really frustrating. If I hadn't paid for the new passport.. I would have gone to festac and done the old one

Its better you wait and do it officially. If you need the passport urgently. forfeit the 26k you paid and do the festac own
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by zevous: 12:29pm On Jul 28
Goddys:


Its better you wait and do it officially. If you need the passport urgently. forfeit the 26k you paid and do the festac own

With this pandemic there's no immediate need for the passport.. I'm just waiting for NIMC Ikeja to.open up so I can apply there or maybe I would try another state NIMC self if it's possible
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by vhuqnl: 12:47pm On Jul 28
Rynlesh:

NIN is free
I did NIN some 6years back.m but misplaced the temporary slip. How do I go about it?

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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by TOPAI7(m): 12:51pm On Jul 28
Thanks sir/ma

bennymine:


If you have a certificate of origin, use it since it's for the same purpose.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by Goddys(m): 12:58pm On Jul 28
zevous:


With this pandemic there's no immediate need for the passport.. I'm just waiting for NIMC Ikeja to.open up so I can apply there or maybe I would try another state NIMC self if it's possible

Nimc office nationwide is shut except the ones at immigration offices which allows only people who applied for epassport.

If you want to do change of date of birth with nimc, it has to pass three different offices including DG office at Abuja before the change is effected. That's why it takes maximum of three months to be completed.Those offices are currently under lock for official purpose.

You can use nimc at immigration offices to register or modify any data in your NIN since they can handle swift service that doesn't need any approval from above
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by zevous: 1:21pm On Jul 28
Goddys:


Nimc office nationwide is shut except the ones at immigration offices which allows only people who applied for epassport.

If you want to do change of date of birth with nimc, it has to pass three different offices including DG office at Abuja before the change is effected. That's why it takes maximum of three months to be completed.Those offices are currently under lock for official purpose.

You can use nimc at immigration offices to register or modify any data in your NIN since they can handle swift service that doesn't need any approval from above

But this issh is really dumb.. Change of name and other data can be done easily but change of DOB is so so hard.. Haba. Why kind of mess up system is that
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by AustinT575: 3:00pm On Jul 28
bennymine:


If you choose the enhanced passports (costing ₦25,000 for 5yrs 32pages, ₦35,000 for 5yrs 64pages or ₦70,000 for 10yrs 64pages. There is about ₦2800 additional fee for each) you need a NIN, which you will see on the passport data page when you get one.

You don't need a NIN if you choose the standard e-passport. You get the choice of standard or enhanced before making payment and this depends on your choice of application processing (capturing) centre (e.g Ikoyi versus Alausa for Lagos).

Thanks but what is the difference between having a passport showing my NIN or having a passport not showing NIN? I bet someone can still use both to travel out. Right?
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by AustinT575: 3:09pm On Jul 28
bennymine:


All passports currently being issued by NIS are e-passports differentiated by improvement as standard and enhanced. The improvements are NIN inclusion, 10yrs validity, and other enhancement.
I don’t have NIN number and I went there they are still closed ,what if I wanna have a passport without NIN number , I think they can do it for me right? Having NIN number on your passport really doesn’t make any difference to me? Does it? Passport is passport
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by AustinT575: 3:11pm On Jul 28
Goddys:


Nimc office nationwide is shut except the ones at immigration offices which allows only people who applied for epassport.

If you want to do change of date of birth with nimc, it has to pass three different offices including DG office at Abuja before the change is effected. That's why it takes maximum of three months to be completed.Those offices are currently under lock for official purpose

You can use nimc at immigration offices to register or modify any data in your NIN since they can handle swift service that doesn't need any approval from above

Do you mean I can register for NIN number as new user at immigration office? Pls do you know if they can give me the NiN number that same day in order to renew my passport ?
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by AustinT575: 3:13pm On Jul 28
Goddys:


Yes but that will be ordinary passport, not epassport , and you can do that in festac office.

If I had realized that my NIN Date of birth was different from the one in my passport, I would have gone for ordinary passport that doesn't require NIN.

Know that they don't encourage DIY at festac office else you may wait for so long before you get it. I can give you a contact of an immigration officer there. He bills 30k to get it done within 3 days.

I will just forfeit the earlier payment I made for epassport and go for this one if NIN head office doesn't open officially next month.

I can never spend total of 45k just to change date of birth unofficially this period

What is the difference pls? But I can use ordinary passport, I don’t really need NIN cuz I need the passport renewed on time and since NIN ain’t working for now , so tell me the difference thanks
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by Goddys(m): 4:15pm On Jul 28
AustinT575:


Do you mean I can register for NIN number as new user at immigration office? Pls do you know if they can give me the NiN number that same day in order to renew my passport ?

NIN registration at immigration office in Ikoyi is the most stressful of the entire process. When you go for capture on your interview date, they will book an appointment for NIN registration for you in their long notebook and allot date and number to you which may take a week or 2 weeks to get to your turn except an immigration officer is doing VIP service for you. They charge between 45-50k for the VIP service or you do it yourself and follow every process to the core.

NIMC attends to only 40 persons for enrollment everyday and you will return days later around 11pm to queue for printing NIN slip.

The officers at the gate hate it so much that you paid online and doing it yourself, and yet needed their assistance in any way. They will add to your frustration. Only officers in servicom office can advise and guide you on how to follow the process without any intention to add to your stress

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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 4:43pm On Jul 28
Goddys:


NIN registration at immigration office in Ikoyi is the most stressful of the entire process. When you go for capture on your interview date, they will book an appointment for NIN registration for you in their long notebook and allot date and number to you which may take a week or 2 weeks to get to your turn except an immigration officer is doing VIP service for you. They charge between 45-50k for the VIP service or you do it yourself and follow every process to the core.

NIMC attends to only 40 persons for enrollment everyday and you will return days later around 11pm to queue for printing NIN slip.

The officers at the gate hate it so much that you paid online and doing it yourself, and yet needed their assistance in any way. They will add to your frustration. Only officers in servicom office can advise and guide you on how to follow the process without any intention to add to your stress

Unfortunately, it takes this much patience if you need NIN and don't have one. Let's pray and hope other NIMC offices start soon.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 4:45pm On Jul 28
Goddys:


Go for ordinary passport at festac office. The difference is just that epassport is merged with NIN. You can register for NIN later when you have the time so you use it to upgrade to epassprt in the next 5 yrs when the ordinary passport expires

Official price of ordinary passport is 17k but if you need it same week you apply, I know an immigration officer there that my family has been using. He charge 30k for that.

The system in Nigeria is really not working. I will forfeit earlier payment I made for epassport and go for ordinary passport if NIMC head office doesn't open next month

I think it's wise to do so for now.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 4:53pm On Jul 28
AustinT575:


What is the difference pls? But I can use ordinary passport, I don’t really need NIN cuz I need the passport renewed on time and since NIN ain’t working for now , so tell me the difference thanks

The normal e-passport is still a very valid passport. The one with NIN might be handy as an identification document in Nigeria when the need to show NIN becomes highly mandatory, considering how slow it has been to produce National ID cards. But there is definitely much more reason, technology-wise, the other is termed enhanced.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 4:57pm On Jul 28
AustinT575:

I don’t have NIN number and I went there they are still closed ,what if I wanna have a passport without NIN number , I think they can do it for me right? Having NIN number on your passport really doesn’t make any difference to me? Does it? Passport is passport

Passport is passport. Nigeria Immigration Service knows not everyone has NIN that's why they are still issuing the former (standard) e-passport without NIN.
Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by aieromon(m): 5:11pm On Jul 28
vhuqnl:

I did NIN some 6years back.m but misplaced the temporary slip. How do I go about it?

https://www.nimc.gov.ng/faqs/

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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by bennymine: 5:15pm On Jul 28
vhuqnl:

I did NIN some 6years back.m but misplaced the temporary slip. How do I go about it?

On the mobile phone line you have the number attached to your BVN, verify DND is not enabled by sending STATUS to 2442 (if DND is enabled, deactivate by sending ALLOW to 2442) then dial *346# to get your NIN via USSD - service cost ₦20. Copy or take a screenshot of the NIN if you see one. With your NIN you can print a slip from a NIMC office. To reactivate DND send STOP to 2442.

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Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by vhuqnl: 6:15pm On Jul 28
bennymine:


On the mobile phone line you have the number attached to your BVN, verify DND is not enabled by sending STATUS to 2442 (if DND is enabled, deactivate by sending ALLOW to 2442) then dial *346# to get your NIN via USSD - service cost ₦20. Copy or take a screenshot of the NIN if you see one. With your NIN you can print a slip from a NIMC office. To reactivate DND send STOP to 2442.
I have misplaced the sim, any hope?

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