Read all sections of the passport form to make sure that you complete it correctly, that the photographs comply with our requirements and that the application has been witnessed correctly. Please ensure that you complete the application form in black ink only.
If you are living in West Africa you need to use an original APS2 application form. As each application form has an individual reference number, photocopied and scanned forms will not be accepted.
APS2 forms are available:
From the Embassy
From the Honorary Consulate in Lagos.
For those living outside Nigeria only, by sending us a pre-paid DHL envelope - contact +234 (0) 94620611 to make arrangements.
You should apply for a new passport at least six months before your current passport expires. This is because many countries will only permit you to enter if your passport is valid for at least six months after you leave that country. As passports are printed in Ireland, it can take 8-10 weeks from when we receive a completed application to get your new passport back to you.
By registering for the Passport Reminder Service you will receive an email 3 months before your current passport expires reminding you to apply for a new one. You will need to have your passport expiry date to complete the registration process.
Many countries will only allow you to enter if your passport is valid for at least six months after you have left the country.
**Please bear in mind, it is not possible to expedite any application to replace a lost/stolen passport**
Please be aware that applicants may be requested to provide further information and/or attend for interview at the Embassy.
The person who witnesses your signature and confirms your identity must, without exception, be a member of one of the following professions listed below and must not be related to you:
The above professions may also witness the consent of parents on a child's passport application (section 7 of the form). Again, the witness must come to the Embassy/Consulate in person and bring the proof of their profession and their official stamp. Contact us on +234 9462 0611 for details.
There is an Embassy charge of the Nigerian naira equivalent of €40 for certifying that the witness and the applicant have signed in the presence of an Embassy or Consulate officer.
Fees vary from month to month based on the Embassy's Euro/Naira exchange rate and are based on the local currency equivalent of:
The Embassy does not provide a photocopying service. Please ensure to bring photocopies of all your documents with you.
If you are living in Nigeria:
If you are living in Ghana:
Contact us on +234 9 462 0611 for instructions. You will be required to send us a DHL pre-paid courier envelope so that we can send you the application form.