How to Apply for Nigerian Temporary Work Permit/Visa Online

Nigerian Temporary Work Permit

How to Apply for Temporary Work Permit 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: and addressed to the Comptroller-General.

Requirements and how to apply are available on the NIS official website: 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.

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