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.
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.
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.
Review of Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card fees
The Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI) recently confirmed approval by the Honourable Minister of Interior (the Minister) for the upward review of the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) fees from $1,000 to $2,000 per annum. The Minister also added that there would not be a further review of the CERPAC fees until three years after the implementation of the new fee. Further, it is expected that the review will not affect missionaries/student CERPAC fees. The review had already taken effect in December 2018 and branches of the only commercial bank designated to sell the forms are adhering strictly to the new price.