Aregbesola unveils Upgraded Nigerian E-Passport Center in Canada

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The new upgraded Nigerian passport was unveiled in Canada by Minister of the Interior Rauf Aregbesola.

Nigerians residing in Canada will now have access to the highly sought-after 64-page passport with a 10-year validity, according to Aregbesola, who opened the central Passport Production Centre in Ottawa, Canada.

This was said in a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr. Sola Fasure, the minister's media adviser. He stated that the improved version uses the most recent identity documentation technologies.

Rauf Aregbesola
Rauf Aregbesola

The 64-page passport with a 10-year validity period is fairly useful for regular travelers and comes with added security.

"It is a result of the newest technology in passport issue and management. Today, only a very small number of nations worldwide can make that claim,"

We have introduced tracking mechanism in the application process to enable applicants monitor the progress of their application.

“We shall continue to introduce necessary and available innovations to passport administration to best serve applicants in our quest for establishing citizenship integrity”,the minister added.

The upgraded passport was introduced in Canada by Aregbesola and the acting Comptroller-General of NIS, Isah Jere, to praise from the High Commissioner.

Asekun advised Nigerians residing in Canada to apply for the 64-page passport with a 10-year validity. You can do so at least a year before your current passport expires.

Prior to this, Jere stated that the regular and enhanced passports would continue to be issued concurrently by the Canadian passport office.

This would continue, according to him, "until all of our centers would have fully migrated to the enhanced e-passport."

In order to synchronize the data on a passport application with the information in their NIN document, Jere advised applicants to use the NIS online application and payment platform.

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