Nigeria – Affidavit for Lost Passport
What should you do if you lose your Nigeria passport?
As a Nigerian citizen in Australia, if you’ve lost your Nigeria passport you must apply to the Nigeria High Commission in Canberra for a replacement passport. The details of the application process are available on the High Commission’s website under their ‘passport‘ services.
In support of your application for a replacement passport, you must provide an affidavit.
Affidavit for lost Nigeria passport
Your affidavit must contain the following information/declarations:
- You must provide your full name and your residential address.
- You must declare that you’re a Nigerian citizen and provide your Nigeria passport number with the issue date.
- You must explain when and how you lost your passport.
- You must swear that your affidavit is true to the best knowledge and belief.
Finally, once you’ve completed all of the information in your affidavit, you must declare and sign it in front of a justice of the peace or a notary public.
Generally, if you must sign documents (like an affidavit) to be used in another country (like Nigeria), then those documents should be signed in front of a notary public. There are other authorised or prescribed witnesses, but you should check with the High Commission whether they’ll accept those other witnesses.
The main difference between a justice of the peace and a notary public is that documents signed by a justice of the peace are usually only valid for use within Australia.
Notary public services for lost Nigeria passport
As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we can assist with preparing the affidavit as well as witnessing and notarising the affidavit. If you’ve lost your Nigeria passport and you’re applying for a replacement, then you might need our notary public services too.
For us to notarise your affidavit, you must be able to prove your identity. Usually, your passport would be your primary form of identification in Australia. But, if you’ve lost your passport, then you’ll need a substitute identity document like an Australian driver licence or photo ID card. If you’re unable to prove your identity, then we’re unable to witness you sign and we can’t notarise your affidavit.
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Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to other countries.