FG RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES TO PROCURE PASSPORT, SETS NEW CHARGES

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced a new framework agreed upon with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to improve the quality of service, accuracy, and speed of passport services for Nigerians.

The Commission stated that the process would be done through the timely verification of the National Identification Number (NIN).

The Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Kayode Adegoke made this known via a statement signed and made available to pressmen on Monday.

According to Adegoke, this new arrangement is geared towards streamlining passport application, renewal, and issuance processes as directed by the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.

The new arrangement requires the applicants to be charged for each Nigerian passport.

“The applicable NIN verification fee is N1000 for Nigeria, for African countries it is $5.00 (or its equivalent in other currencies) while other countries will pay $15.00 (or its equivalent in other countries),” the statement said.

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