If you’re a Nigerian living in Germany and your passport is due for renewal, you’ve come to the right place. For a while now, renewing a Nigerian passport in Germany has become a problematic process. You have to go through rigorous processes before you get your passport renewed which isn’t right considering the growing population of Nigerians in Germany.
The Nigerian authorities recently made changes to the passport renewal process and this has caused problems for many Nigerians in Germany who wish to renew their passport. If your passport is due for renewal, here is a step-by-step process you should follow to renew your Nigerian passport in Germany.
Why do you need to renew your Nigerian passport in Germany?
Many renew their passport for several reasons. We don’t know what your reasons are but you should only renew your passport for any of the following reasons.
- Expiration: Nigerian passports have a validity period of 10 years for adults and 5 years for minors. If your passport has expired or is close to its expiration date, it’s time to renew.
- Pages exhausted: If your passport is running out of blank pages for visa stamps and immigration endorsements, you need to renew it.
- Name change: If you’ve legally changed your name through marriage or for any other reason, you should renew your passport to reflect the change.
- Damage or loss: In case your passport is damaged or lost, you need to apply for a replacement.
How to renew your Nigerian passport in Germany
To renew your passport, you need to fill out the form and make payment online then book an appointment for the final step.
Get a credit card
First things first, make sure you have a credit card. This is important because you will pay the passport renewal fee.
It is also important that the name on the credit card matches your name – the name you’ll use in your application and what will appear on your renewed Nigerian passport.
If you’re paying for your family, everyone’s last name on the credit card must match. You can only pay for up to five people at once, and the cardholder must apply at the same time.
Go to the Nigeria immigration service website
With your card, visit the Nigeria Immigration Service website at https://portal.immigration.gov.ng on your phone or laptop.
On the website, you’ll see a bunch of services that they offer. Locate the “Passport” option, this is where the renewal will take place.
Under “Passport,” you’ll find other options, click on the “Apply for Passport Renewal.” option.
Choose passport type and where to process it
Once you select “apply for renewal”, it will take you to the “Select Passport Type.” page.
This is where you will select your passport type, where it says “Passport Type,” choose ‘Standard Passport.’
After that, pick Germany as your processing country since that is where you want your passport to be delivered.
If you wish for it to be delivered to another country, pick the country, scroll down, and click the “Start Application” button.
You can download the application form and print it out to fill out manually or you fill it out online. Once you are done with the form, you need to pay the renewal fee and submit your filled form.
Pay for Passport renewal
You can do this with your credit card. After the payment, they’ll give you a receipt. Make sure you print a copy of the receipt.
How much is Nigeria’s passport renewal in Germany?
The cost depends on your age and the type of passport you want:
- If you’re 0–17 years old, it’s $77.00 for a 32-page passport or $137.00 for a 64-page passport.
- If you’re 18–59 years old, it’s $106.00 for a 32-page passport or $137.00 for a 64-page passport.
- If you’re 60 years or older, it’s $77.00 for a 32-page passport or $137.00 for a 64-page passport.
If you are not ready to make payment immediately, you can leave the passport renewal page and pay later when you are ready.
Visit the Nigerian embassy in Germany
To finish up, you need to visit the Nigerian Embassy in Germany. Make sure you book an appointment by emailing: [email protected].
The Nigerian Embassy is at Neue Jakobstrasse 4, 10179 Berlin – Germany.
You can also call them at
Tel. +49 30 212 30 280 or 300
Fax +49 30 212 30 212
You can check their website at https://nigeriaembassygermany.org
Or reach out to them on WhatsApp, the number is +49 176 2930 9426.
That’s it! If you follow this guide, you will renew your Nigerian passport in Germany without any hassle.
Always remember to check the Embassy’s official website for the most up-to-date information.