The days of long wait for streamlined passport applications in Nigeria is nearing its end.

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The much-awaited online system is set to launch on January 8, 2024, according to Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.

Also, this will represent a major improvement in efficiency and transparency.


This comes after months of waiting after the Minister declared in December that a project involving complete automation was almost finished.

At the time, the system was touted as being “99% done,” meaning it would do away with the need for manual document submission and in-person trips to immigration offices.

Promise Of Digital Future

On Monday, Ojo restated the promise of a digital future following a facility tour with Comptroller General Wura-Ola Adepoju.

He said that Nigerians would be able to start and finish their passport application process online without having to speak to anyone.

“We are good to go live,” the Minister announced.

“The training process has commenced, and come January 8, the solution will be up and running.

Nigerians can expect a smooth experience, reflecting President Buhari’s Renewed Hope agenda.”


The focus on automation extends beyond mere convenience.

Nigerian Passport Process Automated

“We have minimized human contact in the passport issuance process,” Ojo emphasized.

“This not only simplifies the experience for citizens but also enhances security by enabling swift detection of fraudulent applications and reducing potential bottlenecks.”

The new online system represents a significant win for Nigerians seeking passports.

No longer will they contend with long queues, cumbersome paperwork, and opaque procedures.

Instead, they can expect a faster, more transparent, and more secure path to obtaining travel documents.

The countdown is officially on, with the launch date set for January 8, 2024.

This ambitious project holds the potential to transform the previously fraught passport application process into a seamless and user-friendly experience.

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As this will reflect the government’s commitment to digitalization and improved public service delivery.


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