FG announces new fees for e-passport
The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja announced
major reforms and cost in all the categories of e-passports in Nigeria.
The reforms are contained in
a statement signed by the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang.
The statement stated that the
approval was conveyed to the service in a letter dated February 5, 2014, from
the Ministry of Interior.
According to the statement,
with the approval of the new fees and categories of e-passport, a 64-page
frequent travellers passport would be obtained at N20,000.
It also said that passports
for 18 to 60 year-olds would go for N15,000 while those for people below 18
years as well as 60 years and above would be procured at N8,750.
Also approved, the statement
said, was the charge for change of data/lost passport, which would cost
Similarly, change of names
due to marriage, divorce and death of spouse would be effected at N8,750 while
change of data on request would attract N30,000 as processing fees.
It listed advantages of the
reform to include gender friendliness and care for the young and the aged.
"The reform also
accommodates frequent travellers, forestalls identity theft and conforms to international best
practice," it said.
The statement also said that
the effective date for
the new passport would be announced soon.