Gov’t hikes Nationality & passports fees

By Bida Elly David

The Directorate of civil registry, nationality, passports and immigration has made new increment of fees for the issuance of nationality, passports and other related national identification documents.

Speaking to the media, Atem Marol Biar the Director General for civil registry, nationality, passport and immigration said that the changes came into effect following resolutions driven from the new 2022-2023 financial act formerly deliberated.

“The administration of civil registry, nationality, passport and immigration shall be implementing a new financial Act 2022-2023 in regards to the increment of prices for the issuance of nationality, immigration, passports and other documents from the effect of 29th –Nov-2022” he said

In the pronouncement of the new charges, each document bears different fees based on the utility and warranty as well as validity with affirmative guarantee.

According to the new fee structure, nationality certificate and identity cards shall bear uniform cost of Three Thousand Three Hundred and Nineteen South Sudanese pound(3,319 SSP) each, equivalent to five United States Dollars ($5) respectively while restoration of lost nationality or identity cards shall cost Six Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty-eight (6,638 SSP) each.

Furthermore, Atem reiterated that the act also classified different passport charges for adults, minors, diplomats and officers who shall be undertaking production of the above-mentioned certificates for specific functions or missions accordingly.

“The specific prices according to the act are as follows. We have nationality by marriage which is 232,330 SSP, Nationalization by resident certificate will be 497,850 SSP and Nationalization to Alien will be 663,800 SSP. Adult regular passport will be 66,380 SSP, Minor regular passport will be 33,190 SSP, Business passport is 165, 950 SSP, Diplomatic passport 132.750 SSP and special passport will be 132.750 SSP Lost and used passport will be 99,570 SSP” he said The new alteration according to the act was believed to have been decided and deliberated upon by the government and other stakeholders.

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