Your international passport has been upgraded.

The Federal Government has introduced a new Nigerian passport with 10 years validity.

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr. Mohammad Babandede told reporters at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday that the new passport has enhanced features which will make it easier for security management.

He said the new passport will change the new pattern and bring discipline in the system stressing that the new and the old passports work concurrently.

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The new passport with 32 pages, Babandede said will cost 25, 000-naira and $130 abroad, the 64 pages for five years will cost 35, 000-naira and $150 abroad while the 64 pages with 10 years validity will cost 70, 000-naira in Nigeria and $230 abroad.

The new passport reform programme, the CG added, is weather friendly, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) compliant, has polycarbonate technology that eliminates damage, enhanced security features and save Nigerians in the Diaspora time of frequent visits to the Nigerian Embassy among others.

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