Federal Government has announced new speedy Passport Services to start on 1st April, 2023 with fresh charges.
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) which announced it says, a new framework had been agreed upon with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to improve the quality of service, accuracy, and speed of passport services in the country.
According to the Agency, it would be done through the timely verification of the National Identification Number (NIN).
A statement on Monday by NIMC’s Head, Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke, explained that the new arrangement is to streamline passport application, renewal, and issuance processes as directed by the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.
Applicants, according to the new arrangement, would 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 NIN service, fees, and the new NIS process will go live on 1st April 2023,” the statement added.