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Passport Renewal

Date Paid: 25-6-2014 11:19:48 | City: Abuja Municipal
Date Reported: 2014-07-04 06:31:30 | Department: Internal Affairs

Office/Company: NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE
Transaction: Bill Payment
Bribe Type: Personal
Detail: I went to the the office to renew my passport because there was no option to renew online. Shortly after announcing my intention at the gate, one of the guards gave me a name of one Mr. Eze in the Research Unit (Visa Unit). I did not immediately go to Mr. Eze. I went to the passport office and some of the officers advised that I find an officer who will help renew my passport because if I do it myself, it will take weeks to get. While I was at the passport office and waiting with the crowd there, officers were actually collecting passports from clients in the crowd and going in to process them, abandoning the legal process. Through the back windows of the passport office, transaction was also ongoing. So I called Mr. Eze. He hurriedly met me up and asked that I pay him 40k for the job. We bargained and at the end he accepted 20k. All this while, no Immigration officer agreed to tell me how much was the official price. The information was also not on their website. I paid the 20k and he quickly processed my file, and we drove to the passport office in Gwagwalada, in the outskirts of Abuja. There, the situation was worse and very chaotic. he managed peddled his influence and got my passport renewed in 3 hours.

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2018-04-07 08:30:01
mnnhhh...too bad!


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