New international passport to cost N70,000

New international passport to cost N70,000

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has expressed that enlistment & the delivery of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000.


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari & his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo had been on the fifteenth of January received 10-year diplomatic identification by the Nigeria Immigration service.

The travel papers were delivered by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau & the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede.


As per The Guardian, NIS representative Sunday James, who made the revelation, said the organization will begin delivery of the new international ID from Monday, March 4 2019 in Abuja.

Delivery of the international ID will begin in Ikoyi in Lagos on March 25, Kano on April 1, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on April 8 & London, United Kingdom April 15.

He said the stage two various rollout in New York, Washington & Atlanta, USA would being instantly after London on April 22; while different areas, neighborhood & abroad, would follow in grouping from April 29.

Nevertheless, NIS representative said the current passport booklet will run simultaneously with the new upgraded international ID booklet until the previous lapses.

As per James, the benefits of the new international ID incorporates its 10-year legitimacy, self-following of use & fast centres for immediate request.

Different preferences he said included climate companionability, concession with most recent ICAO standard, polycarbonate innovation that decreases the rate of harm also spares Nigerians abroad the time expected to always visit Nigerian consulates for new identifications.

He, nevertheless, encouraged

“Nigerians to take advantage of the reforms, avoid patronising third party or touts and utilise the online platforms provided by the service for their passport application.”

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