The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) stated that it has introduced a tracking system to enhance the process of issuance and collection of passports. The Acting Comptroller-General, NIS, Idris Jere disclosed this to journalists during a virtual media briefing. According to him, “The NIS has introduced a passport tracking system. With the system, applicants can now trace the status of their passports from the comfort of their homes.
“Within the next four weeks, NIS will deploy a new system that will enable applicants to validate their National Identity Numbers (NINs) before they can proceed to make payment for passports online and to book appointments for capturing”.
He also disclosed that the Service is planning to introduce an alert system that would notify passport holders 6 months prior to the expiration of their passports.