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NIS unveils enhanced electronic passport facility in Benin - THE NATION

JUNE 22, 2022

Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has commissioned the enhanced ePassport production centre in the ancient City of Benin to take care of the production of passport applications for Edo and Delta States.

The Minister noted that the centre was specially designated for the Passport Offices in the two States because of the increasing volume of applications in the States in recent times.

He stated that with the commissioning of the facility, Edo and Delta passport offices have joined other locations in the southeast and southwest that have been successfully migrated to the enhanced ePassport platform.

The Minister maintained the enhanced ePassport offers sufficient options to applicants to choose from the 32-page five-year; 64-page five-year and 64-page ten-year validity Passport categories.

He noted that the enhanced ePassport is a product of improved technology especially additional security feature a polycarbonate data page which would make the document difficult to counterfeit or forge.

Aregbesola enjoined prospective applicants to avoid patronising middlemen while applying for passport as the process has been digitized to allow for the use of simple devices to apply and process passport at the comfort of one’s home or offices.


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