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Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by centvin008(m): 6:16pm On Nov 20, 2016
The Buhari administration is considering extending validity period for international passports from its current five to 10 years, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service has said.

Muhammad Babandede told reporters in his office on Saturday that Nigerians should expect an announcement on the policy changes in the coming months.

“We have submitted a memo to the president and we believe we’ll get a positive response to that soon,” Mr. Babandede said.

The immigration chief said the review was the government’s response to several months of complaints from Nigerians and other foreign elements who said the five-year validity period is too short.

Citizens demanded that the NIS should reverse to the old policy that Nigeria had in place before 2007. Back then, the Nigerian passport was valid for 10 years with additional five years validity for renewal.
“We have received complaints that passports only take five years,” Mr. Babandede said. “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.”

He said the current validity period was unnecessary for people above 18 years because they’re already fully grown and rarely wear a totally different look.
“For example, in some places in the world, they say if you’re below the age of 18, you can have five-year validity passport. But if you’re above the age of 18, you can have 10-year validity because your physical features may not change again within 10 years,” Mr. Babandede said.

The Nigerian government implemented a downward review of international passports from 10 to five years when the country adopted the e-passport with multi-level security model on July 27, 2007



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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Nobody: 6:46pm On Nov 20, 2016
Great...useless government in 2007 put citizens in this situation. Why can't we have international passport and unique ID for 15years?

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by nickxtra(m): 6:52pm On Nov 20, 2016
Lack of adequate research and planning making Nigerian agencies to do things in odd ways and different from what the other world are doing. Policy summersault.

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Jok3r(m): 9:59pm On Nov 20, 2016

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by chiwetaluAGU(m): 9:59pm On Nov 20, 2016
Senseless talk ... face economy joor!

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Flashh: 10:00pm On Nov 20, 2016
They can do better to increase the years. undecided

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Nobody: 10:00pm On Nov 20, 2016
Other countries have most of their ID's validity for twenty years.. Driving license inclusive and Nigeria is still starting out with passport!!

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by somehowpenis(m): 10:00pm On Nov 20, 2016
Who needs the _stupid passport..
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by erico2k2(m): 10:00pm On Nov 20, 2016
dauddy97:
pls who can help... I want to obtain passport, how will go about it!!
and how much will it cost me!!
I stay in badagry, Lagos.
GO to passport office, simple, there is no way of getting it without going there.

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Glory344: 10:00pm On Nov 20, 2016
cool
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by BrutalJab: 10:00pm On Nov 20, 2016
Useless Government.
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by wiloy2k8(m): 10:01pm On Nov 20, 2016
stupid gov

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by HopeAlive14(m): 10:01pm On Nov 20, 2016
How this one wan take end recession?

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by faitheverest(f): 10:02pm On Nov 20, 2016
Good
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Bujumbura(m): 10:02pm On Nov 20, 2016
dauddy97:
pls who can help... I want to obtain passport, how will go about it!!
and how much will it cost me!!
I stay in badagry, Lagos.
Be careful of scammers here. Never you send money to anyone. Go to Passport Office to obtain it

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Odunharry(m): 10:03pm On Nov 20, 2016
Make sense
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Zabilon007(m): 10:03pm On Nov 20, 2016
Government
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Odunharry(m): 10:03pm On Nov 20, 2016
dauddy97:
pls who can help... I want to obtain passport, how will go about it!!

I stay in badagry, Lagos.
Go to Festac Immigration office with two passport, state of origin/local govt certificate, birth certificate And nothing less than 30k for the processing..
Pls don't listen to those guys you will meet at the gate.. Go there yourself and talk to any Immigration officer on uniform..

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Nobody: 10:03pm On Nov 20, 2016
HopeAlive14:
How this one wan take end recession?

The money u spend in renewing passport will be saved

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Nobody: 10:03pm On Nov 20, 2016
Better
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Bishop1monte(m): 10:04pm On Nov 20, 2016
who needs it
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Nobody: 10:05pm On Nov 20, 2016
chiwetaluAGU:
Senseless talk ... face economy joor!
Shut up if you don't AV anything sensible to say

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Pavore9: 10:05pm On Nov 20, 2016
Until that happens!
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by canalily(m): 10:05pm On Nov 20, 2016
Does Nigeria check passport of immigrantsundecided

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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Lanre4uonly(m): 10:05pm On Nov 20, 2016
That's good.
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by Towncrier007(m): 10:06pm On Nov 20, 2016
but why?
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by cuntento(m): 10:06pm On Nov 20, 2016
Lost the british army job because of this nonsense
Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by yinkslinks(m): 10:06pm On Nov 20, 2016
Why dont you guys look into embassies that scam nigerians by collecting visa fees and dont issue visa. Even rwanda scam nigerians while it can be gotten on arrival. God bless embassies like mexico, morocco, chinese and tanzania who collect money after visas are issued.
centvin008:




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Re: Nigeria To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years by nastyesco(m): 10:06pm On Nov 20, 2016
Who the story epp?

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