• 12 Jul, 2024

The Ministry of Interior said the Federal Government will begin full contactless passport application processing and home delivery in March.

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.

He said, “Plans are almost ready for the commencement of full contactless passport applications and the delivery of the same to applicants via courier. 

“Starting March 8, Nigerians will no longer have to come to our offices for their biometrics; they can do it from the comfort of their homes and have their passports delivered to them.

“The whole solution is almost ready. We have phase one, phase two, and phase three. This is phase one that we have delivered. Phase two is the one in the diaspora. 

“The one in the diaspora will be delivered on February 8. Then phase three is the contactless biometric whereby you don’t even need to go again and that’s March 8.

“I guarantee you that in two months’ time, you sit at home, do your biometrics, fill in your delivery address and we send it to you via courier.” 

According to him, Nigerians should hold the ministry to its promises, expressing optimism that passport application in the country will become a much more seamless process soon.

“The Ministry of Interior is poised towards the delivery of every promise that we made,” he maintained.

“With this now, the only thing you need to do there: you have an appointment, you just go there, take your biometrics. No picture and nobody is looking at your documents,” the minister added.