The Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed that the immigrations services has run out of passport books.
The Ministry reports that the reason for this is that the company that prints these passports was supposed to send some 5000 books by November last year, 2018.
But this did not happen.
Payment 2018 assessments into the delay found that company found that the department had engaged to print has not been able to do so because another company closed down over seas.
The minister of internal affairs has said that the ministry takes this matter very seriously.