Online Desk |  6 days 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.