Tags : Immigration

Passport Issuance Rises By 38%

Data from the Nigeria Immigration Service has shown that the number of passports issued rose by 38 percent between 2020 and 2021. This is an increase from 767,164 to 1,059,607 passports issued in 2020 and 2021 respectively. According to NIS, the passport types ranged from standard, official, diplomatic, emergency travel certificates and refugee passports or […]Read More

NIS Places Temporary Ban On Passport Capture And Issuance

The Nigerian Immigration Services has placed a temporary stoppage of passport application and issuance from May 18, 2021 to an unannounced date in June. According to the NIS, the ban is to clear a backlog of unprocessed and unclaimed booklets.⁣ The Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammed Babandede, said the ban would restrict the NIS from receiving […]Read More