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Immigration announces new date for issuing Nigerian passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said it will commence issuance of the new passport in the country from 29th of April, 2019.

NIS had earlier set March 4 as the date to commence issuance of the new 10-year enhanced e-Passport.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also on Wednesday, Jan. 16 officially launched the new e-passport.

NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday James, disclosed this through a statement in Abuja, on Monday.

James said in the statement that; “The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, MFR, regrets to inform the general public that the rollout of the new 10-year enhanced e-Passport has been rescheduled to 29th April 2019 to finalize the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new Passport.

“Consequent upon this, the price of the current passport still remains the same and applicants are encouraged to visit our website at for further information on fees payable and application processes.”

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