How to Apply for Nigeria’s Temporary Work Permit/Visa Online

 

How to Apply for Work Permit Visa in Nigeria Online

Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has started issuance of Temporary Work Permit, TWP, Visa by e-mail to expatriates coming to the country for temporary work.

The countries Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede‎, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, 12th of July 2017 by NIS spokesperson, Sunday James.

Babandede said that the measure was part of the‎ ongoing automation of the service’ operations and in line with the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.

See Nigeria’s Current Ease of Doing Business Ranking

He explained that applications for the TWP by e-mail are to be forwarded to a dedicated email address: oa@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng and addressed to the Comptroller-General.

Requirements and how to apply are available on the NIS official website: www.immigration.gov.ng for interested applicants.

The statement said the process involved a‎ formal ‎application letter ‎for the facility from the Company/Employer accepting Immigration Responsibility on behalf of the beneficiary, among other requirements.

“It must be stressed that the TWP is not issued at Port of Entry in Nigeria”, he said.

NIS also announced the commencement of operations of the NIS Contact Centre which is meant to attend to complaints and enquiries of the general public.

“Members of the public with any complaints about NIS services to call the dedicated line: 07080607900 or e-mail: nis.servicom@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng.”, the statement concluded.

Recall that the acting president of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo speaking few months back when he was visited by the team from General Electric led by CEO, Jeff Immelt, accepted the fact that most government agencies are frustrating the government’s plan on economic recovery. He regretted that these government agencies delay the registration of new businesses thereby frustrating the government’s efforts towards encouraging new businesses and startups.

It is in the light of this that the government through its various agencies and parastatals are seeking more innovative ways to ease doing business in Nigeria and to also ease the process of applying for Visas and working permits to the country.

This will positively affect the economy of the nation as investors and expatriates can now apply for work permits as well as make any enquiry on any immigration issue.

Also see How Nigeria Government Frustrates SMEs and What Nigeria Custom Service Should Rather Do to Generate more Revenue.

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