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NIS Clearance of Backlog of Passport Application

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is currently seeking applicants of passports to willingly come over to claim their international passport, as a large number of passports is yet to be collected in about twenty (20) States of the country.

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From the update given by NIS, those who applied are to visit to confirm if their passport is ready, by going through the names on the portal.

According to Muhammad Babandede who is the Comptroller General of Immigration Service (CGI), efforts are on ground to ensure effective clearance of these passports, hence, he is using this medium to inform the general masses and those who applied to do the needful.

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From the records, there is massive progress in the clearance of backlog application of passport, as two hundred and thirty thousand, five hundred (230,500) passports has been produced for collection.

Although, most persons have claimed theirs, but about forty three thousand three hundred and fifty (43,350) are yet to be claimed. In the quest to clear up all the passports, Passports control officers have started sending messages to the applicants that dropped their contacts in their application forms.

In addition, those who are yet to claim theirs are to visit the official webpage of NIS, as their names have been made public on the webpage, you can click here to access the page

It is obvious that applicants who are now visiting issuing centres to get their international passport are much, hence, there won’t be acceptance of application until the backlogs are being cleared. And those coming over for collection are beseeched to obey the Covid19 laid down rules/protocols.

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Normally, the commencement of new passport application is June 1st, 2021 to June 8th 2021. But this time frame of one week will be used for the distribution/collection of already prepared passports.

From the statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Ogbeni Rauf A. this one week period will also give opportunity for system upgrade ahead of 8th June 2021, when the new passport regime will take off.

See screenshot evidence below;

NIS Clearance of Backlog of Passport Application

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