The Nigerian Consulate in Atlanta Georgia has suspended Biometric and Interview services to all with effect from Monday, 16th March 2020.
The Consulate General there said the exercise is to ensure that appropriate precautionary measures are taken to protect the health and well being of all passport applicants and the staff of the mission due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The office said it will continue to issue Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) to those who need to travel urgently.
It however directed applicants who need ETC to forward their applications by mail attaching relevant documents adding that the ETC would be processed and mailed back to the applicant.
The Consulate said that it will continue to monitor the situation and announce resumption of passport services in due course.
Calling on Nigerians in America to stay safe, the Consulate General urged the Nigerian communities in the Consulate General area of Jurisdiction to listen and adhere to advice and directives coming from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Department of Public Health in their various States and Counties as well as the Federal Government of the United States.
- By Eniola Olatunji