The Federal Government has announced major reforms and costs in all the categories of the Nigerian e-passport.
According to the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang, the new fees and categories of e-passport, a 64-page frequent travellers passport would be obtained at N20,000.
It also said that passports for 18 to 60 year-old people would go for N15,000 while those for people below 18 years as well as 60 years and above would be procured at N8,750.
Also approved, the statement said, was the charge for change of data/lost passport which would cost N20,000.
Similarly, change of names due to marriage, divorce and death of spouse would be effected at N8,750 while change of data on request would attract N30,000 as processing fees.
It listed advantages of the reform to include gender friendliness and care for the young and the aged.
“The reform also accommodates frequent travellers, forestalls identity theft and conforms to international best practice,’’ it said.
The statement also said that the effective date for the new passport would be announced soon.