30 Dec 2012

New passport website proving popular

8:06 am on 30 December 2012

A newly launched website allowing people to apply for or renew passports had its 10,000th customer this month.

The Department of Internal Affairs set up a pilot of the online service in June and launched it formally in November.

Apart from its convenience, the department says, the new paperless service has made each application $10 cheaper.

The 10,000 application mark was reached on 21 December.