NIS Sets Date To Clear Backlog of Passports
Aledeh News reports that Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has directed all Passport Issuing Centres to clear the existing backlog of applications on or before 31st May 2021.
NIS made this known through its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
According to NIS, “requests for Fresh and/or Reissue shall not be entertained with effect from 18th May 2021-31st May 2021 in all Centres except for locations in the Missions abroad.
“Notifications for collection of produced Passports are already going out to applicants who indicated functional phone numbers in their applications.
“Meanwhile, a new Passport application and processing regime shall commence by 1st June 2021.
NIS stated that the critical features of the reform shall include the following:
“Applicants shall visit https://t.co/7Wy8TobkZp to apply, pay & upload all the required documents for Passports;
“Book interview/appointment after a successful online application;
“That no applicant who has not booked online appointment shall be attended to;
“That no cash payment to anyone shall be entertained in any Issuing Centre;
“That Passport application processing and issuance.
“That requests for reissue can be submitted Six Months before expiration.”
NIS added that its centres are working hard to resolve all backlog applications.
It, therefore, appeal to applicants who have been waiting for more understanding and assure that they’ll get their Passports soon.