Deportation Threat: NIS renews 250 passports for Nigerians in Kuwait


The Nigeria Immigration Provider (NIS) has said 250 passports meant for Nigerians living in Kuwait had been handed over to the ministry of foreign affairs for onward shipping to the candidates.

It said work is quiet ongoing on about 50 others and that they’ll soon be launched to the candidates.

The NIS comptroller traditional, Isa Idris, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES completely on the topic all around the week, used to be reacting to the yowl of Nigerians in that country over the extend being skilled in gaining access to their passports.

Day after day Belief had on November 2 reported the frustration of the affected candidates who said they risk being deported over their incapacity to resume their build permits.

Mr Idris, while reacting to the improvement, blamed it on the affect of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said many missions have had notify in coordinating the passport requests from Nigerians due to the pandemic-brought about lockdown in varied countries.

“Nonetheless let me express to you that 250 passports belonging to Nigerians residing in Kuwait had been produced and despatched to Federal Ministry of International Affairs for onward transmission to the Nigerian Embassy in Kuwait as a long way encourage as November 3.

“The final steadiness of about 50 had been performed two days after.”

He said NIS is committed to addressing the total challenges being faced by Nigerians every home and in another country over their quest for passports.

“Passports are what signify nationwide identification. Distinct integrity checks must be performed to blueprint sure that the sanctity of the documents. COVID-19 basically dealt a mountainous blow to so many issues globally nonetheless we’re progressively getting out of the woods. Below our behold, the simplest will likely be completed within the pastime of this nation,” he added.


The affected Nigerians had cried out calling on Nigerian authorities to solution to their abet to stay away from being deported.

The yowl grew to develop into significant following the want for the renewal of their build permits which they said the Kuwait authorities would no longer grant for passports with lower than three hundred and sixty five days validity.

One of the most residents who spoke with Day after day Belief said their device of livelihood had been at risk and that affected students among them would possibly face identical treatment.

“For the time being, we now have about 600 Nigerians in Kuwait who are on the chance of being deported with their households. Desirous about no fault of theirs,” an unidenified source had informed the newspaper.

“So, Nigerians here haven’t been ready to opinion other imaginable alternatives. Residencies here are simplest renewed if passports have as a minimum three hundred and sixty five days validity. Most folk’s passports are already expired or lower than a year, so, effectively they are without obedient residencies. Which device they are going to very smartly be accosted by security officers and deported as illegals,” the source added.


The sources, alternatively, disclosed that the NIS despatched an suitable to Kuwait in July to flee the activity.

Day after day Belief reported that the consular officer on the Nigerian embassy in Kuwait, Muhammed Ahmed, said the embassy has been attempting to abet affected persons.

He added that the affected Nigerians who had been visiting the embassy are being assisted with significant conceal notes till their passports are ready.

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