Nigerians To Further Wait For New E-Passport
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that the new 10-year enhanced e-passport will not be available to Nigerians until April 29, 2019.
According to the service, the postponement in date is to finalise the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new passport.
Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General, NIS, disclosed this in a statement signed by Sunday James, the Service Public Relations Officer (PRO) on Monday in Abuja.
Naija News recalls the NIS had announced that it would begin issuance of the document on March 4.
This follows the official launch of the new e-passport by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 16.
Based on the new development, the statement on Sunday reveals the price of the current passport still remains the same.
“Applicants are encouraged to visit our website www.immigration.gov.ng for further information on fees payable and application process.”
The cost of the 32-page five-year standard passport stood at N25, 000, 64-page five-year standard passport, N 35,000, while the 64-page 10-year standard passport cost N70,000 and the 32-page five-year official passport is N15,000.
The new passport has enormous advantages which include ten year validity, self-tracking application, express centers for urgent application and compliance with international standards.