NIGERIA – Residence Permit Renewals Will Require National Identification Number

1 January 2018 is the deadline for foreign nationals legally residing in Nigeria to obtain a National Identity Number (NIN) issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Without a NIN, a foreign national will not be able to obtain or renew a long-term work and residence permit.


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INDIA – Foreign Nationals Exempted from Aadhaar Card Requirement

On 11 May 2017, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued a notification exempting certain taxpayers, including foreign nationals, from the requirement to obtain an Aadhaar card.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by the Income Tax Department of the Government of India.

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INDIA – Aadhaar Card Required for Certain Foreign Residents

Effective 1 July 2017, foreign national residents who have stayed in India for more than 182 days in the previous 12 months and are therefore required to pay income tax in India, must obtain an Aadhaar ID card in order to submit their income tax return (ITR).

An ITR acknowledgement form is required in support of visa renewal applications.

Previously, a foreign national only required a PAN (Permanent Account Number) to submit their income tax return.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by IKAN Relocations, Lexagent and LawQuest.