How to Obtain Immigration Permits in NigeriaHow to Obtain Immigration Permits in Nigeria

How to Obtain Immigration Permits in Nigeria

How to Obtain Immigration Permits in Nigeria The Nigerian Immigration Service is the parastatal responsible for giving or issuing Immigration permits

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How to Obtain Immigration Permits in Nigeria

The Nigerian Immigration Service is the parastatal responsible for giving or issuing Immigration permits in Nigeria.

Immigration Permits in Nigeria – Transit Visa

Who qualifies?

  • Transiting passengers with confirmed Visa to onward destination other than Nigeria
  • Seamen/pilots

Requirements for the issuance of Transit Visa

  • Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity
  • Valid visa to onward destination outside Nigeria
  • Confirmed Airline ticket to final destination
  • Evidence of funds

 

Immigration Permits in Nigeria – Direct Transit Visa (airside) / Entry Permit

Who qualifies?

  • Transiting passengers with confirmed Visa to onward destination other than Nigeria
  • Seamen/ Pilots signing on

Requirements for the issuance of Transit Visa

  • Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity
  • Valid visa to onward destination outside Nigeria
  • Confirmed Airline ticket to final destination
  • Evidence of funds

Validity

  •     Validity of stay is 48 hours
  •     Not valid for employment

 

Immigration Permits in Nigeria – Business Visa / Entry Permit

Who qualifies?

  • Business men and Investors coming to Nigeria for business discussions
  • Obtainable from Nigerian Missions abroad
  • Requirements for the issuance of Business Visa / Entry Permit:
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • A valid return ticket
  • Acceptance of IR (Immigration Responsibilities)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to maintain one’s self in the country

Validity

  • Validity of stay is 90 days but extendable
  • Not valid for employment

 

Immigration Permits in Nigeria – Tourist Visa / Entry Permit

Who qualifies?

  • Persons wishing to visit Nigeria for the purpose of tourism
  • Individuals who want to visit family members

Requirements for the issuance of Tourist Visa / Entry Permit

  • Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity
  • Valid Visa to onward destination
  • Valid Airline return ticket
  • Evidence of funds
  • Evidence of Hotel reservation
  • Acceptance of Immigration Responsibility (IR)

Validity

  •     Not valid for employment

 

Immigration Permits in Nigeria – Official / Diplomatic Visa / Entry Permit

Who qualifies?

  • Visiting Heads of States and their families
  • Top officials of Government and their families
  • Diplomats and their families
  • Holders of United Nations Diplomatic Passport and Laisser passez
  • Members of accredited Diplomatic Missions
  • Members of International organizations
  • Members of accredited International non-governmental organizations

Requirements for the issuance of Official / Diplomatic Visa / Entry Permit:

  • Valid standard, official or diplomatic passports
  • Note Verbal
  • Obtainable from Nigerian Missions abroad

 

Immigration Permits in Nigeria – Subject to Regularization (STR) Visa / Entry Permit

Who qualifies?

Expatriates employed by individuals, corporate bodies or governments (i.e.to take up employment in Nigeria)

Requirements for the issuance of STR Visa / Entry Permit:

  • Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity
  • Letter of employment
  • Expatriate quota approval
  • Credentials of the applicant
  • Duly completed form IMM 22
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

For chief executive officers (C.E.O) of corporate organizations, there is need for extract of the minutes of the Board’s resolution.

Obtainable only from Nigerian Missions in the countries where applicants are domiciled for at least six (6) month

 

Immigration Permits in Nigeria – Temporary Work Permit (TWP)

Who qualifies?

Experts invited by corporate bodies to provide specialized skilled services, such as after sales installation, maintenance, repairs of machines & equipment

Requirements for the issuance of Temporary work permit (TWP):

  • Confirmed Airline Return ticket
  • Acceptance of IR (Immigration Responsibility) by inviting organizations or individuals
  • Obtainable ONLY from the office of the Comptroller General of Immigration at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja.

Validity

  • Validity of stay is 48 hours
  • Not valid for employment

Nigerian government is now making getting immigration permits easier now.

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