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New passport processing fee scrapped


Online Desk |  7 months ago | local



The bank processing charge for new passports has been dropped with fees pegged at 100 us dollars, for an ordinary passport and us$200 for an emergency one.


The fees were gazetted by Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe in a Statutory Instrument 3 of 2022, cited as Citizenship (passport fees) Regulations of this year.


This repeals SI 273 of 2021 , that required payment of an additional US$20 processing fee through CBZ bank.


Last year Government launched the new electronic passport that is expected to see the reduction, of passport backlog and production of other primary identity documents.