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Nigeria Immigration Announces 3 Easy Steps For Passport Renewal Within 2 Weeks

The Nigerian Immigration System (NIS) has come out with what it called three easy steps to fast track passport renewal process this month; December.

A tweet shared on NIS page today, December 22, broke the steps down in bits, telling Nigerians in Diaspora to use the three Easy Steps to Fast-track their Passport Renewal Process this December.

“The @nigimmigration has made it easy to get a new passport in just two weeks through the newly-launched special diaspora fast-track passport renewal programme.

“This programme will run from the 12 December 2022 to 31 January 2023. What’s more? You can travel to Nigeria even if your passport is expired and renew it once you arrive.

“So, if you’re looking to renew your Nigerian passport during your visit this Christmas season, here’s how: Step 1 – Register online through the online registration portal

“Log in to the passport application portal at https://t.co/OMydkRt6n0 and apply online. The application process includes making payment for your preferred passport type via approved payment platforms.

“Step 2- Visit the Diaspora Desk at any international airport in Nigeria. On arrival into Nigeria via any of the international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt, locate the diaspora desk and provide your application details.

“You will then be given a fast-track letter (this letter overrides the date on your online application, so no panicking) to any passport office of your choice.

“Step 3 – Capture Your biometric information. Visit your preferred passport office between Monday and Wednesday. Once you get there, your biometrics, including your photo and fingerprints, will be captured, and your passport will be produced and ready in two weeks.

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“Also, note that you will need your National Identification Number (NIN) for your passport application. You are also to ensure that your personal information in the passport application matches the information on the NIN and vice versa; otherwise, the process cannot be completed.

“If you have any enquiries or complaints concerning the passport renewal process, tweet at @nigimmigration or send an email to – expiredppt@immigration.gov.ng.

“The special diaspora fast-track passport renewal programme is an initiative of @nigimmigration and @MinOfInteriorNG. This initiative is supported by all aviation authorities, @NigeriaMFA, Heads of Foreign Missions, Immigration Attaches, and international airline operators.”

The NIS said that Passport Offices will be opened on Saturdays to support the operations.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) had earlier announced that more than 5,000 passport booklets have been produced and ready for collection from its weekend passport production operation.

The NIS said that the milestone is sequel to the directive by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Isa Jere Idris, to Passport Offices and Diaspora desks at international airports to open on Saturdays to clear applications backlog.

Under a special arrangement to ramp up passport production, Passport Offices from 3 December, 2022 to 28 January, 2023, open between 10am to 2pm to speed up passport production in furtherance of steps by the Federal Ministry of Interior and NIS to clear the backlog of applications for the issuance of the enhanced Nigerian international e-Passports.

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