Nigeria Increases Cost Of Obtaining Intl Passport

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja announced major reforms and cost in all the categories of e-passports in Nigeria.
The reforms are contained in a statement signed by the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang.
The statement stated that the approval was conveyed to the service in a letter dated February 5, 2014, from the Ministry of Interior.
According to the statement, with the approval of the new fees and categories of e-passport, a 64-page frequent travellers passport would be obtained at N20,000.
It also said that passports for 18 to 60 year-olds would go for N15,000 while those for people below 18 years as well as 60 years and above would be procured at N8,750.
Also approved, the statement said, was the charge for change of data/lost passport, which would cost N20,000.
Similarly, change of names due to marriage, divorce and death of spouse would be effected at N8,750 while change of data on request would attract N30,000 as processing fees.
It listed advantages of the reform to include gender friendliness and care for the young and the aged.
“The reform also accommodates frequent travellers, forestalls identity theft and conforms to international best practice,” it said.
The statement also said that the effective date for the new passport would be announced soon.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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