Foreign Affairs Ministry announces shortage of 48-paged passport booklets
An announcement on the suspension of issuance of the 48 paged passport booklets has been made by the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry.
The Ministry said the suspension was due to increased demands and continuing supply chain constraints.
Due to this, the Ministry has indicated in its release that the passport office until further notice only issues out 32 paged passport booklets to applicants who had initially requested the 48 paged booklet.
The applicants who have applied for 48-page booklets do not need to submit another application for 32-page booklets. The conversion will be done at no further cost to such applicants,” the release said.
In the meantime, the Ministry is taking appropriate steps to ensure that necessary refunds are made to qualified applicants in due course.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration reassures applicants for passports of the continuing commitment of the Passport Office to expeditious service and customer satisfaction. We thank the general public for their understanding. patience and support during this exceptional period”.