HOW TO DO A NAME CHANGE ON AN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT IN NIGERIA

There are different reasons why a Nigerian would seek to do a name change on their International passport and It could be for one of these reasons:
🧳Marriage| Divorce|Religion| Adoption

There are also some limiting factors on how the change would affect their official records such as – school documents,bank ID’s.
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These are the required documents:
📥Application letter to the Comptroller General of the immigration service.
📥An affidavit from a magistrate or high court of a change of name deposed by the applicant.
📥Copy of newspaper publication of change of name (the paper should be at least 21 days old).
📥Evidence of maiden names.
📥Statutory proof of change of name for Nigerians based abroad in place of 1 and 2
📥Passport booklet and copy of the data page of the passport.
📥Acknowledgement slip and evidence of the change of name fee payment
📥Proof of reason of change – marriage dissolution is required for a divorce case, marriage certificate for newlywed, for widows, a death certificate can be obtained from the National Population Commission.
PROCEDURE*

Name change in Nigeria can either be done physically at the nearest immigration office or online through their website.

If applying in person, you are expected to:
1.Visit any Nigerian immigration office of your choice across the country.
2.Applyin writing to the Comptroller General of the Nigerian immigration service for a name change.
3.Attach to your application a reason for your name change.
4.Attach the affidavit of change of name from a competent court.
5.Attach an identification card already in use bearing your new name.
6.Make payment online
7.submit the current original passport and apply for a reissuance of a new passport.
Attach two recent passport size photographs after approval.
8.pay online for the standard 64-page Nigerian e-passport.The booklet includes bank charges, passport booklet fee and address verification fee.
9.Go for data capturing which include – image acquisition, thumbprint and electronic signature.

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