5 Pointers to acquaint before NIS issues new international passport
With the irregularities perpetrated by some of its official when citizens visit – in a bid – to obtain an international passport, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has since announced the provision of a new international passport.
The issuance of this passport will commence on Monday, April 29, 2019. Before the issuance commences, Wheel NG presents five pointers to get acquainted with.
One of the reformed policies at the NIS is that the international passport will now be applied for online, same with the payment. Within the comfort of your home, you can start an online registration for an international passport. To apply for the new international passport, applicants are expected to login into https://portal.immigration.gov.ng
Along with passport photographs, birth certificates, marriage certificates (for married couples), newspaper publication notifying change of name, Local Government letter of identification, applicants are enjoined to provide the National Identification Number (NIN). A letter of consent is advised to be submitted for applicants under 16 years of age.
The new international comes with a lifespan of ten years and five years, depending on your choice of price and categories.
The request for an international passport has been segmented into different categories. The new international passport has four categories. Due to possible change in physical appearance, prospective applicants below the age of 18 are restricted to apply for the 10-year validity passport, this is according to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). For adults and minors, a 32-page booklet comes with 5-year validity, while a 64-page booklet comes with 5-year validity. For adults only, a 64-page booklet comes with 10-year validity, while a 32-page comes with 5-year validity.
The price for the new international passport is also in categories as stated above. For adults and minors, a 32-page booklet comes with 5-year validity at N25,000, while a 64-page booklet comes with 5-year validity at N35,000. For adults only, a 64-page booklet comes with 10-year validity at N70,000, while a 32-page comes with 5-year validity at N15,000.
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