By Favour Nnabugwu
The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Frankfurt, Mr Wahab Akande, has vowed to issue passports eight weeks maximum after the biometric data capturing of the applicants.
The envoy made the pledge when he received a joint delegation of the Nigerian Community Germany (NCG) e.V. and the Concerned Nigerians Germany (CNG) e.V. on Friday.
Ambassador Akande however said that his pledge was subject to the availability of passport booklets.
The audience was sought by the two associations to discuss issues affecting Nigerians living in Germany, especially passport issuance, visa application by German nationals who were born Nigerian and the situation of Nigerian students who fled the war in Ukraine and are currently seeking refuge in Germany.
The meeting resolved that, among others, that: Passports are to be issued 6-8 weeks after the capturing of biometric data of applicants depending on the availability of passport booklets.
Administrative charges for passport application would be 20 Euro
Applicants would receive their passports by submitting self-addressed envelopes or paying 10 euros for postage
The meeting also resolved that the General Consul would instal POS machine in its premises to make payment for its services easier for Nigerians and others.
The Consul General also advised Nigerian-born German nationals to contact the consulate once their visa applications had been made and fees paid to facilitate the processing of their applications.
The delegation that visited Consul General Akande comprised, among others, of David Peters, President of NCG, and Chuks Lewis Ehiwario (President, CNG).