ABUJA—THE Federal Government has increased passport fee by 50 per cent, while applicants for change of data will pay N30,000.
The information on the increase was contained in the circular titled “Passport Reforms”, which has been sent to ACG Passports, Nigerian Missions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant local and foreign government agencies.
It was gathered that the circular was issued on February 17, 2014, and signed by the Deputy Comptroller in charge of Operations/Passport Mr. Muhammad Babandede.
The circular also stated that the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has approved the passport reforms.
The federal government has also announced that a 64-page passport for frequent travellers, will cost N20,000.
Passport for applicants whose ages fall below 18 years is N8,750, while those between 18-60 years will pay N15,000, an increase of N5,000. Applicants above 60 years will pay N8,500.
Female applicants, who apply for change of name as a result of marriage/divorce or deceased spouse, will pay N8,750, while processing fee for