Analysis of the Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP) 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari, on 4 February 2020, officially presented the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 (NVP 2020 or the Policy) structured to outline the expectations of the Immigration Act 2015 and the Immigration Regulations 2017 with respect to visa administrations in Nigeria.
Nigeria issues new visa policy
The Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 (NVP 2020 or the Policy) was officially presented by the President, Muhammadu Buhari on 4 February 2020. The Policy, designed to revolutionize the visa regime in Nigeria, adopted four (4) visa categories which were further expanded to seventy-nine (79) visa classes/types.
Nigeria Immigration Service releases the e-registration guideline for migrants
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recently released a simplified guideline (The Guideline) for a successful migrant e-registration. This was necessitated by the need to ensure a credible, reliable and comprehensive database for all foreign nationals due to challenges associated with the current global migration process.
Nigeria’s new Immigration Regulations 2017
Nigeria’s Minister of Interior launched the new Immigration Regulations 2017 (the Regulation) on 20 March 2017. The objectives of the Regulation is to drive effective implementation of the Immigration Act of 2015 which replaced the Immigration Act of 1963.