Paying a fee to get a passport

Q: I want to make my passport so I went to the passport office and there are agents sitting there. They do all the procedures of making the passport and charge some extra money for my easiness. Is this thing is right or wrong? Is this bribery or not? 

A: If the agent is charging for a valid service then it is permissible to pay a fee.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)