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Nigeria Immigration(NIS) Bans Payment For Processing Passports; Says It Is Free To Get Or Renewal- APPLY NOW

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎

NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

He‎ said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, had directed that henceforth all procedures for passport processing must be done online.

He said the NIS boss had, in a circular, directed‎ all passport control officers not to allow payments in any of the passport premises.

General Procedures for Passport Application:

  1. Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal
  2. Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:
    1. e-Passport Application Form
    2. MRP – Passport Application Form (Not Applicable In All Missions)
  3. Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then click on ‘Start Application’ button.
  4. Fill the Application form; check the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box then click the “PRINT” Button to print filled form.

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  1. Good One. A lot of Nigerian have suffered in the hands of Immigration officers, Corruption there is a normal thing but yet it’s not normal. Thank You Government.

  2. Fowowe Ebenezer Olukunle

    It a very good development , thank to who ever muted the ideal , Kudo to those makes it a reality. But we are waiting to see it walking. Thank

  3. Akinsola kolawole olusegun

    I really appreciate what federal government, have decided on.that is great achievement for Nigerian.it looks some how for new passport you pay huge money.to renew you still pay the same amount that is not proper.

  4. Story story. Go to your Asaba office and see the cesspool of corruption being perpetrated by the officers there. From your he lowset ranked officer to the PCO. They brazenly collect money triple the official price, and request for “pick up fees” when eventually the passport applied for is brought for collection. Please beam your search light there and save Nigerians the harrowing experience in the hands of these unscrupulous officers.

  5. What is the different between Standard e-Passport and Official e-Passport ?

  6. We hope that this will be sustained and effort put in place to ensure compliance

  7. If it’s true it’s a Good one. Cos just last week I went to do passport for my two kids and I was told after payment to pay extra 10K which would be for printing as the booklet is scarce or I would have to wait with the back log from April this year.
    This happened in Asaba Command.
    If you doubt me do your underground investigations

  8. I hope Nigerians especially the immigration officials would make this work. The inherent advantage cannot be quantified now, but would assist govt in its plan for developmental purposes.

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