Nigerian Immigration bans cash payments in passport offices


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing, as part of efforts to tackle extortion and corruption in its offices nationwide.‎

NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, disclosed this Monday in Abuja.

James said the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has directed that henceforth all payments for passport processing must be done online and through designated banks‎.‎

“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,” he said.

“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,” he added.

James further urged Nigerians to direct any complaint or enquiries to 07080607900 and the email address


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