By Lodu William Odiya
The Directorate of Civil Registry, Nationality, Passport and Immigration has yesterday registered a massive turn up in the collection of Passports and Nationality Identity cards.
Early this week, the immigration department issued a notice calling all citizens who successfully completed their procedures to go and collect their documents.
Director-General of immigration, Gen. AtemMarolBiar said that people are already receiving their Passports and the Nationality Identity cards and he has seen massive turn up.
“People are receiving their documents, started from 8:00 AM up to 11:00 AM 300 passports and one hundred twenty Nationality Identity cards were handed over to the owners during the morning hours.
Up to now, I was informed that about five hundred passports and 300 Nationality Identity were given to the holders”, he added.
Biar said that he was sure that approximately 1,000 passports and 600-700 Nationality identity cards would be given to the possessors.
He urged the people who have not yet received the documents to go collect them from the immigration department.
“We are continuing to do this thing tomorrow and tomorrow next. Every month we have to select one week for general issuing. We printed huge number and it is better to have public issuing like this”, he said.
Biar further urged people who are still processing the new documents to continue with their processes in order to get the Nationality Identity cards and passports.