FG To Make International Passport Valid For 10 Years

By Tony Nwanne

The comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede has announced that plans are underway by the federal government to extend the validity period for international passport from five years to 10 years.

Babandede, who revealed this at the weekend in Abuja noted that the announcement of the new policy change will be made in the coming weeks or months.

“We have received complaints that passports only take five years. The international community is not happy, wondering why passports will only be five years.

“They’re saying it should be 10 years and we’re already considering that. We need to make sure that we have age validity expansion,” Babandede said.


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