Nigerians in Germany pissed off over passport renewal delays

Nigerians in Germany pissed off over passport renewal delays

Nigerians in Germany have voiced deep frustration over delays of their passport renewal process.

Many have reported ready for as much as 3 months or extra to obtain their renewed passports, resulting in inconvenience and monetary pressure.

Some who utilized for renewals in February 2024 are nonetheless but to obtain their passports in Might.

This extended delay has prompted members of the Nigerian group in Germany to name for pressing motion to deal with the underlying points inflicting the backlog in passport issuance.

In a public letter on X addressed to Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Nigerian Minister of Inside, Nigerians in Germany highlighted the pressing want for intervention to streamline the passport renewal course of and guarantee well timed service supply to residents overseas.

The letter launched Monday learn, “For a number of months now, there have been vital delays within the renewal course of for Nigerian passports on the Berlin embassy. Many Nigerians residing in Germany have skilled delays of as much as three months or extra in receiving their renewed passports.

“These delays have brought about immense inconvenience and monetary pressure for people and households, as they’ve needed to endure a number of inconveniences and bills, together with journey prices whereas ready for his or her passports to be processed.

“We’ve got quite a few instances of Nigerians who submitted their passport renewal purposes on the Berlin embassy since February 2024 and are but to obtain their passports. Regardless of their efforts and bills, they proceed to face uncertainty and frustration. This example has led to a number of members of our group crying out for assist and expressing deep dissatisfaction with the present state of affairs.

“We perceive the significance of passport issuance for Nigerians residing overseas and the need for well timed and environment friendly service supply. Due to this fact, we kindly request your intervention in resolving this matter as quickly as doable. We urge you to take quick steps to streamline the passport renewal course of, deal with any current bottlenecks, and make sure that Nigerians in Germany obtain their passports inside an affordable timeframe”.

“We consider that resolving these delays won’t solely alleviate the burden on our group members but additionally show the federal government’s dedication to serving its residents each at residence and overseas.

Thanks in your consideration to this pressing matter. We eagerly await your immediate motion and help in resolving the passport issuance delays confronted by Nigerians in Germany.”

In March, Nigeria began online passport processing for residents overseas by way of the official immigration portal.

The reform goals to simplify and streamline the passport utility and assortment course of for Nigerians residing far-off from the Nigerian missions in numerous nations.

Though bodily look remains to be required for passport renewals, the minister assured the general public of plans to completely automate the method to eradicate inconveniences.

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