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.

Yellow card login

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.

Yellow Card Office in Lagos

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.

Yellow Card office in lagos

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.

Yellow Card Application in Nigeria

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.

Yellow Card Application in Nigeria

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.

Yellow Card

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.

New Yellow Card

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

If you found this post useful, I would really love that you take out few minutes to nominate me in Category 13 Best Travel Blog ( and Category 14 Young tourism personality of the year (Anu Eunice) for the Nigerian Tourism Awards. Voting closes on 15TH August 2019 and it would really mean a lot and definitely motivate me to continue doing this.

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  • Reply Milly April 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Very helpful! Thanks.

    • AE
      Reply AE April 8, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Millicent.

  • Reply oo_kiitan May 1, 2019 at 11:08 am

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE May 1, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      Pele about your experience. That’s really the sad reality.

  • Reply Adigun August 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    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…

    • AE
      Reply AE August 8, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Adigun, just go to the Port itself, tell anyone you meet you are going to the port health office. I hope this helps.

  • Reply Mercy August 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Good evening, my name is mercy. pls this is my first time, how do i go about it pls.

    • AE
      Reply AE August 19, 2019 at 9:15 am

      Hi Mercy, Just follow the Instruction in the Blog Post. It will help.

  • Reply Obukwelu Justina Azuka August 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    how do i obtain yellow card

    • AE
      Reply AE August 19, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Hi Justina, please follow the instruction in the blogpost, It will help. Thanks

  • Reply DUSHIE KWAMLA BERNARD September 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I want to register for Nigeria Yellow card

    • AE
      Reply AE September 23, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Dushie, follow the instructions on my blog. If you need any other information. Please let me know.

  • Reply Igbo Amadi-Obi October 24, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE October 24, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Whao! It’s good to know that things have changed. I’m glad you found it useful

  • Reply Oghenefejiro Utobivbi October 28, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Please in filling the personal information form on the site,the part that says passport am I to include the passport number or my name?

    • AE
      Reply AE October 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      Passport number

  • Reply Phil February 21, 2020 at 9:40 am

    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?

    • AE
      Reply AE February 22, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      Hi Phil, the last time I was there was August 2019. I do not have the most updated information

  • Reply nkpume elom john March 12, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    that is very good

    • AE
      Reply AE March 18, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Thank You

  • Reply EOA March 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

    The date of birth section of the form does not does not get beyond 2010. Should I leave the DOB section blank

    • AE
      Reply AE March 18, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Ibisa, in my experience, it does, kindly check properly.

  • Reply Zubby January 13, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE January 19, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      The passport number on your yellow card should match your current passport. I’ll advise that the current one be used .

  • Reply Erinoso Abayomi Michael March 17, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    I want to collect yellow card

    • AE
      Reply AE April 20, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      Hi Abayomi, The blogpost should be helpful in terms of providing you with next steps.

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