HeadlinesNews Nigeria Immigration suspends requests for passport booklets till June 1 By maritimemag May 19, 2021166 views ShareTweet 0 epa03169042 A photograph made available 02 April 2012 shows Mali coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo (C) and Burkina Faso Foreign Affairs Minister Djibril Bassole (L) speak to media at the Mali junta headquarters in Kati, Bamako, Mali 01 April 2012. Reports indicate West African countries are to impose sanctions on diplomatic and economic fronts on Mali as announced by Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara 02 April 2012. EPA/STR The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) had suspended the request for passport booklets till June 1, 2021. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the agency, stating that the requests for fresh booklets and renewal will not be entertained in issuing centres except missions abroad from May 18 till May 31, 2021. The NIS, further hinted that applicants who had requested passport booklets will be sent notifications to come for the booklets. “All Passport issuing centres have been directed to clear existing backlog of applications on or before 31st May 2021. “To this effect , requests for fresh and/or reissue shall not be entertained with effect from 18th May 2021-31st May 2021 in all centres except for locations in the missions abroad. “Notifications for collection of produced Passports are already going out to applicants who indicated functional phone numbers in their applications. “Meanwhile, a new Passport application and processing regime shall commence by 1st June 2021,” the agency said. The NIS, however maintained that critical features of the reform and requirements can be obtained from it’s website © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.