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Published On: Tue, Mar 11th, 2014

Nigeria Immigration Service introduces new passport fees

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Comptroller General of Immigration, David Shikfu Parradang, mni

Comptroller General of Immigration, David Shikfu Parradang, mni

the Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) of the service, Muhammed Babandede, said the new measure was necessary to promote business interest and consider some category of people in the country.

Babandede said the 64 pages frequent travelers passport, change of data/ lost of passport will attract a fee of N20, 000.

“Those who are favoured by the new policy to pay N18, 750 include children below 18 years. Also favoured are adults within 60 years and above, including those with cases of change of names as a result of marriage, divorce and deceased spouse”, Babandede added.

He further said those within the ages of 18 to 60 years will pay N15,000 while those with cases of change of data will pay N30,000.

The DCG explained that the children and the old were favoured to pay less because they are not working class, saying only those within the ages of 18years and above have a slight increment due to their economic status.

He also said issues like change of data was high to discourage the act, saying that people bring untenable complaints to change their data. He said most of such cases were mostly false claim by some individuals.

Meanwhile, the NIS DCG Human Resource Manager, Malgwi Henry Yasika, announced that the service will conduct aptitude test for applicants who applied to be recruited in to the NIS on the 15th of this month.

Yasika, said all the applicants will travel to their states of origin for the aptitude test.

It would be recalled that the service last year advertised vacancy for recruitment to enable it add to its manpower in the fight against insurgency and illegal immigrants.

 

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