Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Bans Cash Payments At Passport Offices

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎

According to the Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede:

“All payments in respect to passport processing are to be done by applicants through banks to generate application ID and reference number on the NIS portal and not through an individual or touts, Passport applicants are therefore strongly advised to visit the NIS website to confirm the approved fees for all categories of Nigerian Passports and age groups before making payments.”

The Comptroller General has also said the management of all passport offices have been directed to paste all information required at the premises to guide applicants in line with the executive orders. He urged Nigerians to direct any complaint or enquiries to 07080607900 and the email address

The NIS Comptroller General had vowed to stamp out corruption in the operations of the NIS as part of efforts to reposition the Service and ensure efficient service delivery.

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