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Update on the issuance of passports

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The Department of Immigration and Emigration reported that a total of 288,645 persons have obtained passports during the first five months of 2022 in comparison to the total of 382, 506 issued for the year 2021.

The breakdown of the passports issued for this year todate:

January – 52,278

February – 55,381 

March – 74,890

April – 53,151

May – 52,945

This sudden increase is due to the citizens seeking employment overseas owing to the current crisis situation of the country.

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