How to Renew Your Nigerian Passport in Finland

How to Renew Your Nigerian Passport in Finland

You're a Nigerian in a foreign country, Finland, trying to understand different aspects of life, from adapting to a new environment to navigating unfamiliar payment systems. Amidst the hustle and bustle, it's easy to overlook a crucial detail—the expiration date of your Nigerian passport while in Finland.

Navigating the process of renewing your Nigerian passport while living in Finland can be a daunting task, especially for those unfamiliar with the details of the procedure. This guide aims to explain the step-by-step process of how you can renew your Nigerian passport in Finland.

A Step-by-step Guide to Renewing Your Nigerian Passport in Finland

Step 1- Complete the online application.

  • Visit the Nigerian Immigration Service official website.
  •  Go to the passport section on the homepage, click on "apply now," and opt for the "apply from outside Nigeria" option.
  • In the passport section, select "passport renewal" and choose "standard e-passport" as the type of passport to be renewed.
  • Sign in using your credentials; if you don't have an account, you can create one by clicking on "forgot password".
  • Start the online application form by choosing Sweden as the processing country.
  • Select the processing Embassy in Stockholm.
  • Complete the online form, and be sure to print a copy of the completed application before proceeding to the payment stage.
N.B: There is no embassy or consulate of Nigeria in Helsinki, Finland. Sweden manages the passport renewal process for Nigerians residing in Finland.
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Step 2- Make your payment online.

Passport renewal fees in Finland differ depending on the applicant's age and the preferred number of pages.

  • If you will pay the passport renewal fees online, you can only pay using your credit/debit card.
  • After completing the payment, ensure that you print the payment confirmation slip.
  •  An additional administrative charge of 500KRN must be paid, and you can settle this fee using a bank transfer. Information about the account to be paid to is on the website.

The table below outlines the current charges for renewing a Nigerian passport in Finland, according to each age group:








5 years

Adult(18-59 yrs)



5 years

Senior (60+ yrs)



5 years

Step 3- Schedule an appointment.

After completing the online application and payment, the next step involves scheduling an appointment with the Nigerian Embassy in Stockholm. Here is what you should do:

  • Visit the appointment page on the Nigerian Immigration Service website.
  • Sign in using your reference number and application ID.
  • Choose the available appointment location (Embassy of Nigeria in Stockholm)
  • Pick a suitable date and time from the provided choices, making sure it doesn't coincide with public holidays (refer to the Embassy's website for updates).
  • Confirm your appointment and print the appointment (confirmation) slip.
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Step 4- Attend your appointment.

Begin by preparing the necessary documents ahead of your appointment. The documents you'll need for the passport renewal appointment include the following:

  • Application letter addressed to His Excellency. Here's a sample of the letter you can download for use.
  • Copy of the printed completed online application form.
  • Copy of online acknowledgement slip and payment confirmation slip.
  • Passport booklet to be renewed(your expired passport booklet).
  • Photocopy of the data page of the passport to be renewed.
  • Copy of residence card.
  • Copy of payment of administrative fee paid to Embassy’s account.
  • Copy of the appointment confirmation slip.
  • An enclosed self-addressed envelope, registered and trackable, that can be posted from Sweden to your desired location.

Additional tips for renewing a Nigerian passport in Finland

  • If you are renewing a passport for a minor, ensure you take copies of the birth certificate, a parental consent letter, the passport data pages of both parents and proof of custody (for single parents), alongside the major essential documents.
  • Ensure you arrive promptly at the Nigerian Embassy located at Tyrgatan 8, 114 27 Stockholm, Sweden, on your appointment day, as people are attended to based on their arrival time. 
  • Passport processing occurs at the Nigerian Embassy in Stockholm from Monday to Wednesday, between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Wrapping Up.

We understand the impact that a lack of information can have on our daily lives, and in response, we have provided a detailed yet simple guide to renewing your Nigerian passport in Finland with this article.

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