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.