FG reopens passport application, payment portal

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Nigerian passports

The Federal Government has declared the reopening of the passport application and payment portal from today, June 8, 2021.

The reopening was announced by Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) spokesperson, Amos Okpu on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the portal will begin to function by midnight to allow eligible passport applicants to apply and make payments for the various categories of passports of their choice.

The statement by the NIS read:

“All applications and payments for passport services shall be made through the Service website www.immigration.gov.ng

All applicants are expected to visit the portal to apply and upload their support documents for vetting and processing. A chat room facility to guide applicants through the application and payment process has been provided on the portal.

Also, upon successful applications, applicants shall make their online booking interview/enrollment appointment on any day, time and location they consider convenient. The new timeline for passport production and issuance after a successful enrollment at the selected Issuing Centre shall be six weeks for fresh applications and three weeks for re-issue (renewal applications).”