Nigeria Immigration Suspends New Applications for Passports, Gives Reason

Nigeria Immigration Suspends New Applications for Passports, Gives Reason

- Nigerians who plan on applying for passports would have to wait for about two weeks

- Passports offices in the country have been experiencing a shortage of booklets

- The Nigeria Immigration Service is hoping that the bottlenecks behind the issuance of passports will be resolved soon.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced that it will not accept new applications for passports.

Nigeria Immigration suspends new applications for passports, gives reason
The Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service has urged all passports offices nationwide to comply with the new directive. Photo: @nigimmigration
Source: Twitter

The NIS disclosed in a tweet on Tuesday, May 18, that new applications for passports were suspended to enable the service to attend existing backlog of applications.

According to the statement from the service, the suspension of new applications will last from May 18, 2021, to May 31, 2021, in all immigration centres nationwide.

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