CASHLESS POLICY: IMMIGRATION SERVICE BANS CASH PAYMENTS AT OFFICES

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Monday, in Abuja announced the ban of cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎

The NIS spokesperson, Sunday James disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He‎ said that the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has directed that henceforth all payments for passport processing must be done online and through designated banks‎.‎

Highlights:

  • Mr Babandede directed all passport control officers not to allow cash payments anymore.
  • Upon payment via online or designated banks, an application ID will be generated and reference number on the NIS portal.
  • Visit www.immigration.gov.ng to confirm the approved fees for all categories of Nigerian passports and age groups before making payments.
  • Information boards will be made available on all passports offices.
  • An investigation into allegations of passport racketeering at some passport offices – ordered by Mr Babandede.

(ynaija)

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