Standard Vs Official Passport in Nigeria: I want to get a good passport which I could use to travel abroad. I tried to log on to the immigration site to start the application but I was met by the choice of picking the standard or official, but I don’t know which one is the best.
The above question is what I shall address in this article. The main difference between standard and official passport is that every Nigerian has the right to apply for Standard Passport while only government officials can apply for Official Passport.
If you are still wondering whether to choose standard or official while applying for an international passport, then continue reading…
Standard International Passport In Nigeria
The standard passport is a kind of international passport that every citizen has the right to apply for; whether you are a government official or not. If you are not a government official in Nigeria, the right passport for you is the standard passport.
According to Wikipedia and Personal experience, An applicant who wishes to obtain the Nigeria standard e-passport is expected to come for the e-passport interview with a local government letter of identification, birth certificate, or age declaration, and a recently taken passport-sized color photograph, which must show applicant’s full face down to the neck, without any discolouration. See more about applying for Standard international passport here…
Official Passport In Nigeria
The official e-passport is primarily reserved for certain classes of government officials and Nigerian diplomats.
The official passport is obtainable through same processes as the Standard and seekers are to come for collection with a letter of identification issued from the appropriate State Government, Federal Government, Ministry/organization, a marriage certificate when applicable, a letter of appointment and a letter showing a new designation/promotion.
Similarities Between Standard And Official Passport
Whether it is a Standard or Official passport-type, an application form, acknowledgement slip, payment receipt and two recent photographs are required and if it is done online, the applicant should print out a copy of the duly completed and signed application form to the application office for further processing.