How to renew your Nigerian passport in Ireland

How to renew your Nigerian passport in Ireland

According to the 2022 Irish census, there are over 8,300 resident Nigerians in Ireland, making them the most prominent African group in the country.

As a part of this community in Ireland, many of these Nigerians hold professional positions, run businesses and schools, and contribute to the cultural richness of Irish society. To these individuals, a valid Nigerian passport is vital, facilitating seamless international travel, business engagements, and academic pursuits crucial to their roles and contributions to the Irish community.

Navigating the process of renewing a Nigerian passport in Ireland can be challenging for some, particularly without access to clear and easily understandable resources.

In this article, we aim to provide accessible information and guidance about the process, from the application to the collection, share knowledge about avoiding common pitfalls, answer your questions, and demystify misconceptions about the process.

Let's get into it!

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

Complete the Online Application

  • Go to the new official Nigerian Immigration Service website
  • Navigate to the passport menu, click on "apply now," then opt for "apply from outside Nigeria."
  • In the passport section, select "passport renewal," and specifically choose 'Standard E-passport.' 
  • Log in using your credentials from Google, Yahoo, or OpenID; if you don't have an account, create one.
  • Choose Ireland as the processing country to kickstart the online application form
  • Pick the Processing Embassy in Dublin
  • Input additional requested personal details
  • Fill out the online form and make sure to print a copy of the completed application form before proceeding to the payment step.

Upon submission of your application, you will receive a reference number and an application ID. Please visit the Nigerian Embassy's website in Dublin for detailed information regarding specific passport requests or renewal inquiries.

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Make Payment Online

The fees for passport renewal in Ireland vary based on the Applicant's age and the desired number of pages. The following table illustrates the current charges associated with each age category:

Age range 32-page booklet (USD) 32-page booklet (USD) Validity
Minor (0-17 yrs) $65 $125 5 years
Adult (18 - 59 yrs) $94 $125 5 years
Senior (60+ yrs) $65 $125 5 years
  • The passport fees must be paid exclusively online through your credit/debit card. 
  • After completing the payment, remember to print the payment confirmation slip.

When conducting online payments, keep in mind that your bank might apply an exchange rate due to currency differences (payment is in dollars). It is recommended to be prepared by understanding how to calculate foreign exchange rates.

Unlike other countries, there have been no reports of an administrative fee charge on all Nigerian passport renewal processes in Dublin. Once you've printed your payment confirmation slip, click the "print acknowledgement slip" button to generate a copy of your acknowledgement slip.

If you encounter any issues that prevent you from printing your acknowledgement slip, you can obtain it by going to the Status query page, entering your application ID and reference number, and selecting "search record."

Schedule An Appointment

After completing the online application and payment, the subsequent step involves scheduling an appointment with the Nigerian Embassy in Dublin. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  • Visit the appointment page on the Nigerian Immigration Service website.
  • Log in using your reference number and application ID.
  • Pick your desired appointment location (the Embassy of Nigeria in Dublin is the only available one).
  • Choose a suitable date and time from the provided options.
  • Verify that your selected date does not coincide with public holidays (refer to the Embassy's website for updates).
  • Confirm your appointment and print the appointment confirmation slip.

To avoid complications due to delayed passport renewal, make sure to arrange your appointment 6 months before the expiration date of your passport.

Attend Your Appointment

Begin by collecting the necessary documents ahead of your appointment. Use the checklist below to efficiently track what you possess and identify any items that may be missing:

nigerian passport in ireland renewal checklist
  • Ensure to arrive promptly at the scheduled time for your appointment at the Nigerian Embassy, as individuals are typically served based on their arrival order.
  •  Biometric capture will be conducted at the embassy during your appointment.

For Minors,  come prepared with duplicates of their birth certificate, a letter of parental consent, the passport data pages of both parents and evidence of custody for single parents.

You can attend appointments for renewing passports at the Nigerian Embassy in Dublin Mondays to Wednesdays between 11 am and 2 pm. It is mandatory to be present at the specified appointment day at the Nigerian Embassy, at 56 Leeson Park, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Ireland.

At the Embassy, you will be given a passport collection slip, and will be asked about your preferred method for receiving the newly renewed passport. If you prefer to pick it up in person, you will receive an approximate processing timeframe and a collection date.

You can also request a postal delivery instead. On your appointment date, you must provide a SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE(water-proof), affixed with a postal stamp of not less than €9.20 for one or two passports, and for three or more passports a postal stamp of €13.

For postal delivery, you must also pay an additional postal order fee of €20.0 per applicant/passport which is only payable through your credit/debit card. Your passport renewal should take around 4-6 weeks, depending on the Embassy's existing workload. 

For communication with the Embassy of Nigeria in Dublin, you can reach out via email at [email protected] or contact them by phone at 016604366, 016604458.

You can refer to their social media channels for additional details on the Embassy's availability and public holidays.

Additional Tips

  • The Embassy provides passport renewal services for lost passports and offers assistance with amendments related to marriage or errors.
  • For a lost passport, you will pay a fee of $125 and will also need the following: personal request from the applicant stating how his/her E-passport got lost, police Report from the place where the passport got missing, affidavit for the lost E-passport obtained from the applicant's country of residence, data page of the E-passport(s) of the said lost passport(s) or Passport Number, print out of the Completed online passport application form (Please check all fields for any errors), acknowledgement Slip and Passport Payment slip, two (2) recent passport size photographs, National Identification Number (NIN) Slip or evidence of Enrollment such as Utility Bill (as proof of address).
  • For an amendment due to error, you must fill out the online application form for correction of data and attach the form with a receipt of online payment of a non-refundable Administrative Charge of NGN 30,000.00 only, and will need the following: personal request from the applicant stating reasons for the request, previous documentary evidence to support request, affidavit for the correction of data deposed to by Applicant, copy of Newspaper Publication for the correction of data 21 days after the publication, original and photocopy of the current e-passports, print out of the Completed online passport application form (Please check all fields for any errors), acknowledgement Slip and Passport Payment slip, two (2) recent passport size photographs, National Identification Number (NIN) Slip or evidence of Enrollment, such as the Utility Bill (as proof of address).
  • If you haven't received a response from the Embassy regarding your passport renewal within a month of your estimated collection date, it is advisable to either have your representative inquire on your behalf or, if feasible, visit the Embassy in person.


We trust that by now, the intricacies of renewing your Nigerian passport in Ireland have unfolded like a well-lit map. We've covered everything in the article from online form-filling to biometric captures, providing as much accurate information as you'll need, ensuring a smooth and stress-free process.

We strive to be your ultimate resource for passport-related information, for a broader understanding of passport renewal procedures in other countries, visit our blog where we delve into various international processes.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Your seamless passport renewal experience is our priority.


Can I get my NIN in Ireland and how do I do it?

Unfortunately, the National Identity Number (NIN) registration process for Nigerian citizens currently only takes place within Nigeria. You cannot officially obtain your NIN while residing in Ireland. However, if you have family or friends in Nigeria, they can assist you in starting the pre-enrolment process online on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website: They can then collect your biometrics at any designated NIMC enrolment centreout and complete the registration on your behalf.

Can I renew my passport in Ireland if it's expired?

Yes, you can still renew your expired passport in Ireland. However, processing fees may be higher, and additional documents like a police report may be required depending on the circumstances of your expired passport.

How long does passport renewal take in Ireland?

Processing times can vary depending on workload and individual circumstances. Typically, it takes 4-6 weeks to receive your renewed passport after submitting all documents. However, delays can occur, so factor in some extra time when planning your travels.

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