NIGERIA – Ministry of Interior migrates business permit/expatriate quota records to new online platform

Between 23 July and 31 August 2018, the Ministry of Interior will migrate its business permit and expatriate quota records to a new online portal called eCitBiz.

All affected companies should update their records and migrate to the new platform by 31 August 2018.

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NIGERIA – Ministry of Interior Online Services May Cause Delays

On 7 May 2018, the Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI) is expected to launch its new online service, covering all aspects of the operations and workflow of its Citizenship and Business (C&B) department.

The new online application process is expected to slow down the issuance of the grant and renewal of expatriate quota applications. Companies will be required to generate application file numbers and verification codes for the online application process.

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NIGERIA – Executive Order Brings Stricter Labour Market Rules

On 2 February 2018, the President of Nigeria signed an executive order (EO5) aimed at promoting local Nigerian expertise in science, engineering and technology.

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NIGERIA – Executive Order Brings Stricter Labour Market Rules

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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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NIGERIA – Foreign Professionals Now Require Local Certification

Effective immediately, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has issued a directive that foreign professionals intending to work in Nigeria must first register with the relevant regulatory professional bodies in Nigeria.

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NIGERIA – Foreign Professionals Now Require Local Certification

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NIGERIA – Temporary Work Permit Pre-Approval Application by Email Now Available

Effective immediately, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has implemented the option to apply by email for pre-approval for a Temporary Work Permit (TWP), with a target for approvals of two working days from receipt of application.

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NIGERIA – Temporary Work Permit Pre-Approval Application by Email Now Available

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New Country Data in Immiguru: NIGERIA

We’re very pleased to announce that the Business Visa On Arrival (VoA) process for Nigeria has recently been added to Immiguru!

A business visa may be issued at the port of entry for applicants coming to Nigeria to undertake specific activities, to participate in specific short term work activities such as contract negotiation, marketing, sales, purchase and distribution of Nigerian goods, trade fairs, job interviews, training of local labour force, emergency/relief work, crew members, staff of NGOs, NGO work; research or music performances.

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NIGERIA – New Immigration Regulations Published

On 20 March 2017, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) issued the Immigration Regulations 2017, implementing the Immigration Act 2015.

The Regulations introduce a residence registration requirement, extend the validity period of residence permits, allow the Minister of Interior to stay the deportation of foreign nationals while an application for renewal of their employer’s Expatriate Quota is pending, and revamp penalties for non-compliance.

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NIGERIA – New Immigration Regulations Published

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