Online passport: Tunji-Ojo unveils first application portal 

Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of the Interior, will open Abuja’s first online passport application portal today (Monday).

He announced this during a demonstration of the online portal with Caroline Adepoju, Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, on Friday.

According to Tunji-Ojo, an online passport application platform has been created for both international and Nigerian applicants.

In December, the minister declared that the Federal Government was striving to implement a fully automated passport application system in the country.

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At the time, the minister stated that the automated application system was “99 percent done” and that the procedure would entail submitting passport images and supporting documentation.

Tunji-Ojo disclosed that Nigerian applicants for 32-page passports with a five-year validity would pay N25,000, while those seeking 64-page passports with a 10-year validity would pay N70,000.

Meanwhile, overseas applicants seeking passports with a five-year validity period and 32 pages will pay $130, while those seeking passports with a ten-year validity period and 64 pages will be charged $230. Applicants must submit their applications to

Dignitaries who attended the event included Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission; Stephen Matete, representative of the International Organization for Migration; Joe Abah, Country Manager of Development Alternatives Incorporated; Tijjani Musa, Founder of the Kwandala Foundation; and David Afolayan, Co-Founder of Technext.

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