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Consular Office Educates Nigerians On Enhanced E-Passport Applications



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The Nigerian Consular Office in New York is committed to assisting Nigerians succeed with their enhanced e-passport applications.

It is therefore providing education and enlightenment to the effect, checks by The Eagle has shown.

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija, just assured that any applicant that meets the basic requirement would get their passport between six and eight weeks.

The ambassador spoke during a virtual 8th Town Hall Meeting with the Nigerian Community in New York, and the new timeline is contrary to the prevailing two to three months’ duration for collection

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He said there are three categories of the new Enhanced e-passport, listing them as the 32-page passport validity, five years, 64-page and 10 years 64-page passport.


Applicants, according to him, are expected to indicate the passport category of interest in their forms, noting that all the categories of passport would require National Identification Number (NIN).’’

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Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija

Egopija promised that the Consulate would continue to be responsive to the needs of nationals, and that the mission has started to recalibrate or change its telephone system.

“We have started to recalibrate or change our phone system whereby we will hear less of complaint that we have called and have not received or our calls have not been picked,” he said.

“We are returning to the old system where all the phone lines will go to the operator who will receive the calls and now send it to the relevant officers,” he said.


In terms of their work schedule for the year, he advised the Nigerian communities to update the consular office with the details, to enable it participate actively.

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