Federal Government of Nigeria extends travel ban to South Africa

Further to the recent announcement imposing a travel ban on travellers arriving from Brazil, India and Turkey, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) on 28 June 2021, extended the ban to travellers from South Africa.

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Federal Government of Nigeria reviews provisional protocol for travellers arriving from the United Kingdom and South Africa

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has released a revised quarantine protocol (the Protocol) with a special focus on travellers arriving from the United Kingdom and South Africa

Federal Government of Nigeria postpones resumption of international flights

The Federal Government of Nigeria has postponed the resumption of international flights from 29 August to 05 September 2020.

Federal Government of Nigeria announces suspension of Visa on Arrival

Federal Government of Nigeria announces suspension of Visa on Arrival

As a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Government has announced the suspension of Visa on Arrival and entry restriction to travellers from 13 countries.

Nigeria's new visa policy

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's new visa policy

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.

FMI announces revalidation of Expatriate Quota approvals issued on a 'Permanent Until Reviewed' status

FMI announces revalidation of Expatriate Quota approvals issued on a ‘Permanent Until Reviewed’ status

All companies granted Expatriate Quota (EQ) approvals on PUR status within the stipulated period are required to approach the Ministry for the revalidation of their PUR certificates.

The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria suspends the interview waiver option (dropbox applications)

The United States Mission in Nigeria has announced the immediate suspension of the interview waivers option popularly referred to as the “Dropbox”.

Federal Government launches new international passport with 10 years validity

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, unveiled the new Nigeria international passport with a 10-year validity.