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Nigeria Immigration suspends new applications for international passports nationwide

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The Nigeria Immigration Service has suspended new applications for international passports till the June 1, 2021.

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, who made the announcement on Tuesday, May 18, in Abuja, said the directive was given by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

According to him, “The process of receiving and processing all fresh passport applications nationwide is suspended till 1st June 2021, when the new passport regime would have taken effect.

The suspension of receiving and processing of fresh passport applications is to allow for clearance of every passport application that was received before 17th of May 2021.”

He said all payment portals have been closed till June 1 and a task force will be sent to passport offices to clear the backlog, adding that deputy comptrollers have been deployed to all passport centers to monitor the process and ensure the directive is followed.

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