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HOW TO CHANGE NAME ON NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT

HOW TO CHANGE NAME ON NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT

The question is becoming increasingly reoccurring for young Nigerians and few professionals wanting to effect change of name on their Nigerian international passport. As much as we tried to parried the subject or change the conversation most of the time, it kept coming, hence the need to carry out research on how to change name on Nigeria international passport .

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HOW TO

HOW TO CHANGE NAME ON NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT

Foremost, let state some reasons why an individual may want to change name on their Nigerian International passport

  1. Due to errors from origin: This may arise as error of Pronunciation, or too long a name given a child by an overzealous parent.
  2. Due to acquisition of a new religion: A born again person may want to discard the name given at birth
  3. Due to professional reasons: Few professional bodies do add certain name or attachments to the original names.
  4. Due to change of nationality: An individual that acquired dual nationality may want a reflection of his or her new country e.g. Arab countries. Many athletes are fond of this.
  5. For convenience or pride reasons: An individual may want to shorten a too long name or expand the present incomplete name or see it as “old school “
  6. Due to marriage: A female change to their marital names or male married to a famous family may want to identify with the famous family. Recently a Nigerian from southern part married  a Muslim lady in an Eastern Asian country and changed his Nigeria name.
  7. A name no longer in vogue: Some names are connected to idols worship or sounds strange to the bearer.

STEPS ON HOW TO CHANGE NAME ON NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT

  1. The first step is to approach any Immigration Service passport office spread across the country.
  2. Apply in writing to the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service for change of name.
  3. Attach to your application, a written concrete reasons why you want to change name on your Nigerian international passport
  4. Attach a high court affidavit of change of name.
  5. Back your claim with an identity card, such as driver’s licence or an association membership card currently in use. (if any).
  6. Make a payment online of non-refundable administrative changes of #33,000 (thirty-three thousand naira) for the processing of your application

The next step is to wait for few days, for the approval of the Comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service of your application

After receiving approval, you must submit your present passport and

  1. Apply for reissue of a new international passport.
  2. Attach two recently acquired passport sized photograph
  3. Make an online payment of standard Nigeria Passport of #24,500 (Twenty four thousand five hundred naira.
  4. Go for image acquisition, thumbprint and do the electronic signature formality.
  5. Finally wait for the issuance of your passport

PLEASE NOTE : Issuance of passport depends on availability of booklets and other printing materials, do not wait until you urgently need a passport before applying. Better to ask your local passport office for about availability of materials before you place in an application to avoid disappointment and name callings.

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Updated: September 4, 2017 — 8:08 pm

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  1. GOOOD MORNING SIR ,I WANT TO HELP MY BROTHER TO DO INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT ,
    I NEED YOUR IN HOW TO KNOW WHAT TO TAKE ALONG WITH ME AND SOME OTHER DETAINS WITH PRICE.

    1. Hello. These are the documents to take along
      1. Birth certificate or declaration of age
      2. 2 passport sized photograph
      3 letter of identification from local government
      4. An identity card
      For further information please visit our page on how to get international passport in Nigeria

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