The Nigeria Immigration Service says it will commence issuance of new passport in the Federal Capital Territory from March 4.

This was disclosed by NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday James in Abuja, on Monday.

It will be recalled that the new e-passport was officially launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 16.

According to James, the existing passport booklet will run concurrently with the new enhanced passport booklet until the former expires.

Other scheduled dates, James said, included Ikoyi in Lagos — March 25; Kano — April 1; Alausa, Lagos –April 8;  and London, United Kingdom April 15.

The PRO further said that the passport reforms which included introduction of new enhanced passport booklet and passport with 10-year validity had various category of passports and approved fees.

He said that the cost of 32-page five-year standard passport stood at N25,000; 64-page five-year standard passport at N35,00; 64-page 10-year standard passport at N70,000; and 32-page five-year official passport at N15,000.

According to James, the new passport has enormous advantages which comprised passport with 10-year validity, self-tracking of application and express centers for urgent application.

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