New e-passports officially launched
September 19, 2019 12:45 pm
The new e-passports have been officially launched today at the Department of Immigration at Walu Bay in Suva.
Five primary school students were the first ones to receive their e-passports today.
Those who had made applications for the passport till yesterday will receive the new e-passport for $72 and those who will make applications from today onwards will be charged $200.
Meanwhile, normal processing of a passport will now cost $200 while urgent processing and emergency passports will be $275.
The Official passport fee and the Diplomatic passport fee is $250.
Urgent processing of these passports will cost $300.
Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged passport will incur a fee of $400 and an urgent application for the same will cost $520.
The immigration department has confirmed they have enough books to cater to the backlog and those wishing to get a new passport.