COVID-19: NIS suspends processing of passports, migrant e-Registration


The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede (MFR), has directed the temporary suspension for one month the processing of passport and Migrant e-Registration.

In a statement signed by the Service Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James pcc, he said the effective date is 23rd March – 23rd April, 2020, noting that it is “in line with government’s directives on Restrictions on International Flight.”

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He explained that meanwhile, the Service will take advantage of this period to process all pending passport cases and the public will be informed when they are ready for collection.

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According to him, the Service regrets any inconvenience caused the general public within this period while assuring Nigerians of our continued service.

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He said that the current outbreak and spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) is indeed a global issue that deserves urgent attention and approach, considering the unprecedented health situation it portends.

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