How to Renew a Nigerian Passport in China

How to Renew a Nigerian Passport in China

Living in China as a Nigerian citizen requires keeping your passport up-to-date especially if you need to make an impromptu trip outside the country. Luckily, renewing your Nigerian passport in China is a straightforward process - even more than the other countries we’ve covered in our blog

This guide will walk you through the steps of renewing your passport as a Nigerian living in China, by providing accurate information based on official government websites.

Eligibility Criteria for a New Nigerian Passport in China

Nigerian passports aren’t renewed but reissued, you’ll have to apply for a new passport even if the old one is still valid. To successfully do this in China, you need to;

  • Have a Nigerian passport that has either expired or is expiring soon.
  • Be a Nigerian citizen residing in China with proof of residency.

Also, you have to apply in person either at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing or the Nigerian Consulate in Shanghai. The embassy in Beijing covers all of North China while the Shanghai Consulate covers South and East China. So you’ll have to choose the one closest to you for easier processing. 

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What You Need to Successfully Apply for a Nigerian Passport

Before starting your application, ensure you have all the necessary documents. This will include;

  • Two recent passport photographs (preferably on a white background)
  • Your original and a photocopy of your current Nigerian passport. For lost or stolen passports, you’ll need a police report
  • A copy of the completed online application form (signed and dated)
  • A copy of the payment slip generated from the NIS website showing you’ve paid the required fees
  • Other supporting documents like affidavit for change of names, parental consent for minors etc.

How Much Does it Cost to Renew a Nigerian Passport?

The issuance fee for Nigerian passports is the same worldwide. While the pricing for 10 years is still unknown, passports that are valid for five years are priced based on pages and age.

Age Group

32 Pages

64 Pages

0-17 years 



18-59 years






We recommend using a reliable foreign account like Ohentpay to avoid any payment hassles like exchange rates. 

Applying for a Nigerian Passport in China

There are several steps in the passport re-issuance process and this is how it works;

  • Create an account by tapping on ‘Sign in’ and then ‘Forgotten your password.’
  • Be sure to accurately fill out the online form.
  • Cross-check the details to be sure you aren’t missing anything.
  • Print out this application form or save it before proceeding to the payment stage.
  • Complete your payment using a reliable debit card.
  • After completing the payment, you’ll get a pop-up or redirect nudging you to book an appointment at the Nigerian High Commission in Shangai or the embassy in Beijing.
  • Choose a date and time and be early to this appointment.
  • Visit the embassy/consulate on your appointment date, submit your documents and provide your biometrics.
The processing time for a new passport can vary depending on where you choose to process it. However, you can always track the status of your application on the NIS portal using your application ID. Once your passport is ready, you will be notified by the embassy/consulate for collection.
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Wrapping Up

Remember you can always contact the relevant embassy/consulate for any clarifications or specific inquiries like opening hours. Also using a foreign account to make your payment will save you time spent in calculating exchange rates. By following these steps you can be sure of a smooth Nigerian passport renewal process in China.

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