The NIS has disclosed that the Issuance of new passport begins in March, according to the Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS), the board has agreed that it will commence issuance of new passport in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja starting from March 4th.
This was disclosed by NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday James in Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja.
The new e-passport was officially launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, 16th of January, with a promise that it will be easier for Nigerians.
According to James, who is the NIS PRO, who said and I quote below;
The existing passport booklet will run simultaneously with the new enhanced passport booklet until the existing passport expires. However, if you want to register, you can no longer register the old passport.
FCT Abuja has been scheduled to start rolling out the new passport on the 4th of March, while the scheduled dates for other states and countries have been released too.
Ikoyi in Lagos — March 25;
Kano — April 1;
Alausa, Lagos – April 8;
London, United Kingdom — April 15.
James went on to disclosed that phase two multiple rollouts in New York, Washington, and Atlanta, USA would follow immediately after London on the 22nd of April; while other locations, local and abroad, would follow in sequence starting on the 29th of April.
Cost Of New Nigerian International Passport.
Cost of new International passport by categories
32-page five-year standard passport stood at N25,000;
64-page five-year standard passport at N35,00;
64-page 10-year standard passport at N70,000;
32-page five-year official passport at N15,000.