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South Sudan resumes issuing passports after month-long stoppage

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The South Sudan’s Department of Passports and Immigration in the ministry of interior in Juba has announced the resumption of its operations that include the processing of national identity cards and passports, after a breakdown of the system for several weeks.

Addressing the press on Tuesday the Director of Immigration John Akot Maluth, said citizens who had earlier applied for the national documents should go to pick their documents.

“All those who did not take their documents you come and apply to the nationality and passports. Because our system is now ready. We welcome you. Those who were enrolled before they have already started receiving their documents,” he said.

“Those who have been waiting for their documents so that they can travel for medical attention abroad, can now come and take their documents and travel for medical treatment,” Akot added.

The immigration official further added that they plan to open immigration offices in all the states so that it is easily accessible to all citizens.

For his part, Kawac Bol, the director of technical departments said that all the technical problems have been resolved and all devices are in good working condition.

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