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Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by ShootingStar88(m): 9:18am On Mar 18, 2015
Good morning everyone, please I have this challenge and i'll appreciate your useful responses.

I applied for my first international passport( e-passport) about 6years ago but because of the information I didn't have then, I used 1986 as my year of birth but now I want to change it to the normal 1985 because all other credentials have 1985.

I waited for the passport to expire which it has last February, so i'm willing to do a new one but all those I spoke to said I can't change the year of birth because once I do the BIOMETRICS, it will bring up all my data even if I don't show my expired passport

Please kindly advise on the steps to take to change this or even contacts that can help. I don't even mind going to Abuja for this thing to change.

thanks house. This is what ignorance can cause.

cc. Justwise
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by GoldCircle: 9:43am On Mar 18, 2015
How did this discrepancy arise in the first place? You may have to go to the immigration HQ in Abuja to have this effected. I understand that all such corrections are only made with the approval of the CG of immigration.
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by ShootingStar88(m): 11:22am On Mar 18, 2015
it was ignorance. the agent that did it then was the one that made a mistake from the information I sent to him via sms, but he convinced me it won't be a big deal (I was gullible) but now I have to pay for it in a big way.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by ShootingStar88(m): 10:25pm On Mar 18, 2015
i'm still expecting advices. thanks

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by tlk2Prince(m): 8:58am On Mar 19, 2015
My friend I understand your case I've bin in dose shoes b4.
It can be done only in Abuja immigration headquaters.
Go with all of your credentials includint weac if you have it and make sure they all bear the correct age.
U need to write an application for COD (change of data) and make sure your application letter is convincing and truthful because ACG would read it b4 he gives the go-ahead.
Most importantly, when you get to NIS abuja head-quaters, go straight to glass house and look for an elderly officer and explain everything to him/her. Abeg avoid junior officers oo coz they are always after your money$ they would the work half way and start misbehaving.
Some coded immgration officers are always @d gate of entry so u may talk to them nicely concerning what you want and they would direct you on whom to meet or take you directly.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by sunbobo11: 8:58am On Mar 19, 2015
@shootingstar:
I have same issue with you I wait for mine to expire then go to make enquiry at the abuja HQ, to be candid it is not possible as far as Nigeria standard is concerned. I dressed in my NYSC uniform that they just to have some access. I meet a couple of ogas and they advised me to just go and renew that old one. They said it is purely trial and error, and I would pay upto like 75k to the governments account which is not even refundable before I will then tip someone to help me hasten the process. They said its almost impossible to do that nothing is guaranteed.
Not one but like 3 of ogas I meet, and some normal staffs I meet self.
I even travelled to Ilorin office because a man offered to do it and asking for 300k which is also non refundable so I just laugh away!

Just all I found out, I just haven't even renewed yet sef.
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by dotcomnamename: 1:43pm On Mar 19, 2015
sunbobo11:
@shootingstar:
I have same issue with you I wait for mine to expire then go to make enquiry at the abuja HQ, to be candid it is not possible as far as Nigeria standard is concerned. I dressed in my NYSC uniform that they just to have some access. I meet a couple of ogas and they advised me to just go and renew that old one. They said it is purely trial and error, and I would pay upto like 75k to the governments account which is not even refundable before I will then tip someone to help me hasten the process. They said its almost impossible to do that nothing is guaranteed.
Not one but like 3 of ogas I meet, and some normal staffs I meet self.
I even travelled to Ilorin office because a man offered to do it and asking for 300k which is also non refundable so I just laugh away!

Just all I found out, I just haven't even renewed yet sef.


This is really serious O! A friend to my friend is having the same problem, though he's not in Nigeria but just got his residency on his correct date of birth and want to obtain new e-passport on his correct date of birth. I have asked about this problem here: https://www.nairaland.com/2201318/how-renew-south-africa-visa .
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by sunbobo11: 3:24pm On Mar 19, 2015
dotcomnamename:



This is really serious O! A friend to my friend is having the same problem, though he's not in Nigeria but just got his residency on his correct date of birth and want to obtain new e-passport on his correct date of birth. I have asked about this problem here: https://www.nairaland.com/2201318/how-renew-south-africa-visa .

I just read through the thread! That last poster was right. They told me it was illegal to tamper such data, that's why they told me " Corper see na trial and error o" and if them catch any officer wey he burst for him head ma dismissal o"

But we are in Nigeria, someone who knows someone at the highest top will be doing such easily sef. Make God help us in this country, little things they won't make clear and precise provisions for.
Till today I still dey swear for that agent at Ikoyi office, I even told me immigration officer who snapped me then immediately I noticed but they said you will change it later jor so I accepted.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by Luvlydevin(m): 6:59pm On Mar 19, 2015
its such a pity you are experiencing suc ordeal I was in abuja about a week back to replace a stolen passport, and I did it in a couple of days when I came back home from abuja a family friend told me he wanted to do add a name to his passport, then I called the woman that did mine in abuja and she told me if the person have any solid document to prove he actually has that name before, I further inquired and she told me if he can bring his weac result with the same name he wants to add to his passport that she can help, since he was not serious I didn't bother to call her again since then, my advice to you now is to gather all strong documents indicating that is your real age, don't let any body deceive you go to Abuja straight if you have the means to stay a couple of days in an hotel, the price might be much but find out from who is to scan the passport for you, I was told to replace a passport in abuja cost nothing less than 60 thousand I did mine with 45 thousand, and finally on the day you are to scan dress properly if possible wear a suite to avoid embarrassment

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by tlk2Prince(m): 9:15pm On Mar 19, 2015
@Shooting, just get all valuable credentials proving your real date of birth I asure you its very possible. No mind doz guys tryin to disuade u.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by dotcomnamename: 10:32pm On Mar 19, 2015
Luvlydevin:
its such a pity you are experiencing suc ordeal I was in abuja about a week back to replace a stolen passport, and I did it in a couple of days when I came back home from abuja a family friend told me he wanted to do add a name to his passport, then I called the woman that did mine in abuja and she told me if the person have any solid document to prove he actually has that name before, I further inquired and she told me if he can bring his weac result with the same name he wants to add to his passport that she can help, since he was not serious I didn't bother to call her again since then, my advice to you now is to gather all strong documents indicating that is your real age, don't let any body deceive you go to Abuja straight if you have the means to stay a couple of days in an hotel, the price might be much but find out from who is to scan the passport for you, I was told to replace a passport in abuja cost nothing less than 60 thousand I did mine with 45 thousand, and finally on the day you are to scan dress properly if possible wear a suite to avoid embarrassment


But to change name might be easier than changing date of birth? We're talking about changing date of birth, for instance, 1986 to 1983, 1981 to 1987, e.t.c??
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by ShootingStar88(m): 3:32pm On Mar 20, 2015
thanks for all the convincing advices. i'm most grateful. i'll find my way to the Abuja office soon to give it a trial.
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by ShootingStar88(m): 3:37pm On Mar 20, 2015
But if you have anyone that has successfully changed it or have heard of such, let me know so that I won't waste my little change on travelling, lodging, and even applying for COD and it will all waste away.

once again, thanks Nairalanders,
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by tlk2Prince(m): 4:47pm On Mar 20, 2015
I have done it bro.
The day, Month and Year of birth (4years difference)was all incorrect but I was able to correct it.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by Luvlydevin(m): 5:34pm On Mar 20, 2015
ShootingStar88:
But if you have anyone that has successfully changed it or have heard of such, let me know so that I won't waste my little change on travelling, lodging, and even applying for COD and it will all waste away.

once again, thanks Nairalanders,
I don't know how serious you really are if you are really serious about this ish let me know so I can contact her if its possible to do
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by dotcomnamename: 5:41pm On Mar 20, 2015
tlk2Prince:
I have done it bro.
The day, Month and Year of birth (4years difference)was all incorrect but I was able to correct it.


How did you do it? Give us tips pls
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by tlk2Prince(m): 9:00pm On Mar 20, 2015
I made available, my original waec certificate, baptismal card, permanent voters card. Its necessary to go with every document showing the correct date of birth.
Written application and 33k for processing.
Once ACG approves, you pay anoda 25k den you go for capture, after capture, the slip print out will show your date of collection of the E-passport.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by dotcomnamename: 9:06pm On Mar 20, 2015
tlk2Prince:
I made available, my original waec certificate, baptismal card, permanent voters card. Its necessary to go with every document showing the correct date of birth.
Written application and 33k for processing.
Once ACG approves, you pay anoda 25k den you go for capture, after capture, the slip print out will show your date of collection of the E-passport.

And for someone who is not even in nigeria?
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by tlk2Prince(m): 10:35pm On Mar 20, 2015
dotcomnamename:


And for someone who is not even in nigeria?
that's gon be a different ball game.
It cam still be done but you must have an influencial person that will speak for you.
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by dotcomnamename: 10:48pm On Mar 20, 2015
tlk2Prince:
that's gon be a different ball game.
It cam still be done but you must have an influencial person that will speak for you.

I'm actually trying to help a friend of my friend, really in difficult time, is their no means of doing it in the right way, i mean legit?
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by ShootingStar88(m): 11:07pm On Mar 20, 2015
tlk2Prince:
I made available, my original waec certificate, baptismal card, permanent voters card. Its necessary to go with every document showing the correct date of birth.
Written application and 33k for processing.
Once ACG approves, you pay anoda 25k den you go for capture, after capture, the slip print out will show your date of collection of the E-passport.

Thanks for this. i'm most grateful.... i have all the above except baptismal certificate. So i'll proceed. But please how many days did it take you to get this done because i reside in Lagos, so i must plan the whole thing well.

Thanks again
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by ShootingStar88(m): 11:08pm On Mar 20, 2015
Luvlydevin:
I don't know how serious you really are if you are really serious about this ish let me know so I can contact her if its possible to do

you can speak to her too for me to hear what she has to say. But i'm so serious about this. Thanks
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by tlk2Prince(m): 11:41am On Mar 21, 2015
ShootingStar88:


Thanks for this. i'm most grateful.... i have all the above except baptismal certificate. So i'll proceed. But please how many days did it take you to get this done because i reside in Lagos, so i must plan the whole thing well.

Thanks again
You are welcome.
Its not a tin of days, na your money go talk.
If you play your card well u may getit in few weeks but if you just leave everytin to fate den prepare to pick up your passport next year.
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by favourmic(m): 8:11am On Mar 22, 2015
I'm facing the same things thanks for sharing the information
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by youngbilly1: 5:59pm On Mar 22, 2015
Have been in your shoes before i increased my age for a reasons even tho I had visa stamps, I rectified mine in Abuja Headquarter it cost me N45,000, it was an immigration officer that helped me, I had no problem queuing I went in for my capturing expressly. It's very easy if you have your cash no worries. It can never cost you 70k or 100k don't let anyone deceive you, I did mine last year. If you have no link goto the headquarter you will see officers they will help you, just approach nicely.

All you need is 1. Birth Certificate 2. Waec result

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by youngbilly1: 6:04pm On Mar 22, 2015
tlk2Prince:
I made available, my original waec certificate, baptismal card, permanent voters card. Its necessary to go with every document showing the correct date of birth.
Written application and 33k for processing.
Once ACG approves, you pay anoda 25k den you go for capture, after capture, the slip print out will show your date of collection of the E-passport.
I didn't go through all this lol. I was asked for my waec result and date of birth. I got my passport the next week and paid the officer. I paid after the job was complete. No stress no issues pls don't meet anything travel agent. Go to abuja yourself and meet an immigration officer.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by favourmic(m): 8:59pm On Mar 22, 2015
I'm so happy to come across this thread, they told me it's impossible to change the dob and because of that I travel to Ghana to do my passport and it cost me so much money had I known I go Abuja my self and confirm and do it, but thanks I we work on mine soon
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by dotcomnamename: 9:29pm On Mar 22, 2015
youngbilly1:

I didn't go through all this lol. I was asked for my waec result and date of birth. I got my passport the next week and paid the officer. I paid after the job was complete. No stress no issues pls don't meet anything travel agent. Go to abuja yourself and meet an immigration officer.

What was the excuse you gave them for changing date of birth?
Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by youngbilly1: 10:25pm On Mar 22, 2015
dotcomnamename:


What was the excuse you gave them for changing date of birth?

The link I used I already told him, I increased my age for a visa approval and i admitted the fault was from me. Then he asked me to write a letter for change of age with court stamp.

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by Leon2036(m): 4:34am On Mar 24, 2015
i have seen many replies here, that are nice buh with my little knowledge on this lemme add that, u can have all those documents and the job still wont be done, in the head quaters there are only 3people that has the password to edit, datas and they are called irish men, so what ever document u think u have submited was not even used, the officer incharge of your case only knew his way around which made it look easy. Truth is data change for male is illegal and not possible , and it is boldly written on one of the sign post at the entrance to vip section...buh due to our nature we always find a way to manipulate things there are lot of things some people don't know which i can't share here, so my advice is go to abuja your self pray u meet a nice and Intelligent officer who can make it easy and fast....gracias

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Re: Changing The Date Of Birth On My International Passport by tlk2Prince(m): 8:49am On Mar 24, 2015
youngbilly1:

I didn't go through all this lol. I was asked for my waec result and date of birth. I got my passport the next week and paid the officer. I paid after the job was complete. No stress no issues pls don't meet anything travel agent. Go to abuja yourself and meet an immigration officer.
so what's the difference with what I wrote?

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