If you find this post first, you need to read, the previous post about Yellow card registration and paying online for your New Yellow Card in Nigeria before you continue reading this.
After paying, be sure to print out your Remita receipt which is sent to the email provided. This is the only payment evidence of your E Yellow Card. Take this along with a copy of your international passport data page and head out to NAHCO early.
Why a Federal Ministry of health department should look like this is another conversation. I would however recommend that you get there quite early . I got there at 6:46am and surprisingly, I met quite a crowd.
I walked up to the officer there, he went through my documents then signed my paper and wrote a number. I registered my details accordingly in a log book.
Issuing of number goes on till about 8:30am and there can be as many as 150 People. If you do not want to spend your entire day there, be sure to be there early. When the workers arrive, which can be late, so be prepared, numbers will be called in batches, then you get into the office where you sit or queue for your shot.
When you get called, you enter this room where a nurse would be waiting to administer your shot, just before which your documents would have been checked again and collected.
If you have the old Yellow card and took the vaccine after 2014, you do not have to take another vaccine, all you do is just hand your documents over to the nurse and show her your old card.
The process is pretty much the same whether or not you have had a previous vaccine. You join the same queue and all that, you can only leave when your document is collected and taken into the data room while others wait back for their shot.
Depending on backlog and your capacity to give bribe you can either get it the same day or be asked to come back to get it. I went on a Thursday and was asked to return on Monday.
When you return, you look for your New Yellow Card among the pile.
The Port Health Office at Ikeja is not the only place you an get your Yellow Fever Vaccination Card. You can also get it at the Land Border Posts in Lagos – SEME Border and IDIROKO Border, Sea Port at APAPA and TIN CAN
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Very helpful! Thanks.
I went there after following your earlier post, big mistake! Too many people, uncontrollable crowd, disorganized system deliberately made to frustrate even the calmest of homo sapiens! Everything is difficult in Nigeria, man made problems that is killing the nation!
I ended up leaving, had to go do it in another state since I was going there anyway.
Pele about your experience. That’s really the sad reality.
please. I went to NPA health center they told me to go and do my remiter, pay and go to tin can to collect my yellow card. on getting to tin can after payment I couldn’t locate the place to collect it… please can you help me with the main address of where to collect it in tin can…
Hi Adigun, just go to the Port itself, tell anyone you meet you are going to the port health office. I hope this helps.
Good evening, my name is mercy. pls this is my first time, how do i go about it pls.
Hi Mercy, Just follow the Instruction in the Blog Post. It will help.
how do i obtain yellow card
Hi Justina, please follow the instruction in the blogpost, It will help. Thanks
I want to register for Nigeria Yellow card
Hi Dushie, follow the instructions on my blog. If you need any other information. Please let me know.
Thank you for providing such useful guidance.
Interestingly, my experience was different. I arrived the Ikeja Airport office by the toll gate at about 9.30am, believing that I would spend the whole day. To my delight, there was only a handful of people, even though No. 89 was written on my document. The process took no more than 5 minutes. I was asked to return the following day, during office hours, to pick my Yellow Card. I did. Again, I spent less than 5 minutes.
I have to say that this process was exceptionally fast and efficient, including the online payment. Everyone I encountered, outside and inside, was quite helpful and courteous.
Whao! It’s good to know that things have changed. I’m glad you found it useful
Please in filling the personal information form on the site http://www.yellowcardnigeria.com,the part that says passport am I to include the passport number or my name?
Hi. Thanks a lot for this info. I’m getting conflicting reports about Seme border. Some folks claim you can’t get the yellow card there anymore. Do you know if this is accurate?
Hi Phil, the last time I was there was August 2019. I do not have the most updated information
that is very good
The date of birth section of the form does not does not get beyond 2010. Should I leave the DOB section blank
Hi Ibisa, in my experience, it does, kindly check properly.
Hi. I have the old yellow card which u did in 2014 so now I want to get the new one. But in registering on the portal I don’t know whether to enter my new passport number or the one on the old yellow card.
The passport number on your yellow card should match your current passport. I’ll advise that the current one be used .
I want to collect yellow card
Hi Abayomi, The blogpost should be helpful in terms of providing you with next steps.