Passports’ll be ready two weeks after biometric capture – Minister

Following the activation of the automated passport application portal, on Monday, Nigerians at home and abroad can now go online to apply for passports.

The programme intends to give applicants a convenient and secure experience while also reducing human interface with personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

According to the processing steps required in obtaining the automated passports, the passport will now be ready for collection within two weeks, after the biometric capture.

Candidates are expected to submit their applications at https://passport.immigration.gov.ng.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Minister of Interior, Babatunde Alao said Nigerian applicants who want 32-page passports with five-year validity would pay N25,000, while those who want 64-page passports with a 10-year validity would pay N70,000.

Foreign applicants, who wish to apply for passports with a five-year validity period and 32 pages, would pay $130, while those who prefer passports with a 10-year validity period and 64 pages would pay $230.

Here are five ways to enroll for your International Passport.

Step 1

Proceed to the Official Website http://passport.immigration.gov.ng. Fill your NIN to auto-fill your data from NIMC.

Step 2

Complete other data fields as required.

Step 3

Upload your passport photograph that meets (ICAO Standards) and other supporting documents.

Step 4

Walk into an Immigration Office for your Biometric Capture.

Step 5

Your passport is ready for collection within 2 weeks.

(The Nation)

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