NIS Postpones Rollout of Proposed e-Passport

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Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the postponement of the proposed 10-year enhanced e-Passport earlier scheduled to be rolled out in March 2019.

The Comptroller General (CG) of the Service, Muhammad Babandede, said the new 10-year enhanced e-Passport has been rescheduled to April, 29,2019 to finalise the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new Passport.

In a statement issued yesterday by the NIS’ Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James, in Abuja, the CG who regretted the postponement, said the price of the current passport still remains, encouraging applicants to visit the Service’s website for more details and payment. The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, regrets to inform the general public that the rollout of the new 10 year enhanced e-Passport has been rescheduled to 29th April, 2019 to finalise the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new Passport.

“Consequent upon this, the price of the current passport still remains the same and applicants are encouraged to visit the agency’s website.