Immigration suspends passport processing, migrant e-registration

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has suspended the processing of passport and migrant e-Registration across its offices in the country.

Reports say the move was in relation to the current outbreak and spread of COVID-19, which has become a global issue that deserves urgent attention and approach.

Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General of NIS, in a statement by Mr. Sunday James, Service Public Relations Officer (PRO), disclosed this Monday, March 23, in Abuja.

According to Babandede, “the Service has accordingly directed for the temporary suspension of processing of passport and Migrant e-Registration effective 23rd March – 23rd April, 2020, in line with government’s directives on Restrictions on International Flight.”

Babandede said the NIS would use the period to process all pending passport cases, adding that the public would be informed when they are ready for collection.

The Service regrets any inconvenience caused the public within this period, and assured Nigerians of its continued service delivery, the statement added.

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