Nigeria Standard Passport generally referred to as International Passport or ECOWAS Passport by some people, currently have five (5) years validity. Upon expiration, the bearer may wish to renew it for purposes of identification or for traveling abroad. Your International Passport is due for RE-ISSUE whenever it’s validity gets to six (6) months or below. This is because, NO embassy would issue you with a VISA in a Passport that has six (6) months or less validity. Based on the above, the requirements for RE-ISSUE of Ecowas passport, International Passport or Nigeria Standard Passport, which ever one you choose to call it, includes the following:
I. The expired or about-to-expire passport booklet
II. Photocopy of the data page of that Passport
III. In the case of filled-up pages, photocopies of ALL the pages of the passport booklet.
IV. APPLICATION FOR RE-ISSUE of the expired; about to expire or filled-up Passport. Which should be addressed to:
The Passport Schedule Officer,
Nigeria Immigration Service,
****** State Command.
V. Two passport photographs of the applicant.
In the application mentioned in IV. above , you MUST State the passport number, whether expired or not, other relevant informations and why you want to be re-issued with a Passport. The process is referred to as RE-ISSUE as against renewal because you are to be issued with a new passport booklet and no longer extension endorsement when renewal was practiced.