The Nigeria Immigrations Service (NIS) has taken steps to increase the cost of acquiring Nigeria’s international passport in a couple of weeks.
This was disclosed by the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr. Muhammed Babandede at the Capacity Building Programme on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Immigrations officers. He said it was no longer feasible to produce passports with the current situation of the country.
He added that the NIS had written to the Presidency as they await approval to proceed with the review because if the prices were not reviewed, it could affect the country’s revenue negatively. The cost of applying in Nigeria depends on the age and booklet type: N8,750 (Age 0 – 17), N15,000 (age 18-59), N8,750 (age 60) for 32 pages and N20,000 for 64 pages irrespective of the age.
Sometime last month, the Immigrations service considered extending validity period for international passports from its current five to 10 years.