Friday , 24 September 2021
Breaking News
Nigeria e-Passports

FG announces new fees for e-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 travelers passport would be obtained at N20,000.

It also said that passports for 18 to 60 year-old 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 travelers, 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.

About MetroLens

Check Also

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline By Eight Weeks

The Federal Government has extended the linkage of the National Identity Number (NIN) to Subscriber …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.