By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
The Nigeria Immigration Service has reopened the passport application and payment portal.
The Assistant Comptroller for Immigration Service, Amos Okpu, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.
From midnight of Tuesday, June 8, applicants can apply and make payments for the categories of passports of their choice through the NIS website www.immigration.gov.ng
The applicants are expected to visit the portal to apply and upload their support documents for vetting and processing.
There is a chat room facility to guide applicants through the application, and payment process has been provided on the portal.
The applicants must make their online booking interview/enrollment appointment on any day, time and location they consider convenient.
The new timeline for passport production and issuance after enrollment shall be six weeks for fresh applications and three weeks for re-issue.
“No applicant who is yet to make an online application and payment shall be allowed into any of the Passport Issuing Centres
“Applicants will be contacted through email and phone number they provided during application when their passports are ready,” the statement read.