Int’l passport:NIMC fixes N1000 as NIN Integration, verification fees to speedy application




National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has fixed N1000 as National Identy Number verification fees as means to speedy International passport application process.

NIMC disclosed this on Monday in a statement by the Commission’s head Corporate Communications, Mr Kayode Adegoke.

“The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) wishes to inform the general public that it has devised and agreed on a framework with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to significantly improve the quality of service, accuracy, and speed of passport services through the timely verification of the National Identification Number (NIN).

“This new arrangement is in furtherance of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’s directive to streamline passport application, renewal, and issuance processes.

“Consequently, a NIN Verification fee would be charged for each Nigerian passport application for this service.

“According to the the agency Nigerians will be charge one thousand naira only, African countries will be charged $5.00 or its equivalent in other currencies while $15.00 will be charge or it’s equivalent in other currencies.

“NIMC and NIS have agreed on a revised applicant journey that will significantly improve the speed of passport issuance/re-issuance and reduce the traffic visiting the NIS office(s).

“The NIN service, fees, and the new NIS process will go live on 1st April 2023”, the statement contained.