RESIDENCE PERMIT IN NIGERIA
A foreigner can work and remain legally in Nigeria with the use of a residency permit, free from interference from immigration officers.
RESIDENCE PERMIT IN NIGERIA
Foreigners who work or establish a business in Nigeria must often apply for a residency permit ninety (90) days after beginning their employment there in order to comply with local regulations. A foreigner can work and remain legally in Nigeria with the use of a residency permit, free from interference from immigration officers. The CERPAC permits the holder to live and work in Nigeria for a two-year period after which it may be renewed. The employer's expatriate quota must be valid in order for CERPAC to be renewed.
LIST OF INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXPATRIATE RESIDENCE PERMIT;
International Students Expatriates employees of companies Dependents of expatriate employees Foreign research fellows Expatriates staff of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Dependents of Expatriates staff of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Foreign Missionaries and Clerics Dependents of Foreign Missionaries and Clerics
STEP BY STEP GUIDELINE TO OBTAIN NIGERIA RESIDENCE PERMIT
The following is a step by step guideline on how to obtain your residence permit in Nigeria as long as you fall within the above listed category.
OBTAIN ALL THE DOCUMENT NECESSARY
Getting all required paperwork ready should be your first priority. If you don't have all the necessary paperwork, applying for a residence permit will be challenging, and you could not even be approved.
Below are required documents to successfully obtain a residence permit in Nigeria;
Valid international passport to include the existing STR visa and arrival endorsement page
An official application letter from employer (can also be School/ Embassy/NGO/INGO, MDAs or high commission as applicable). The letter should state the following; Request for regularisation of stay for the employee Employers willingness to accept all immigration responsibility on behalf of the employee
Photocopy of applicant’s passport bio data page and other relevant pages
Three copies of recent passport photographs taken on a white background
Duly filled application form IMM22
Proof of CERPAC application form such CERPAC application payment receipt or bank teller
Copy of applicant’s valid National passport
ADDITIONAL PAPER WORK
Additional paperwork for the various kinds of expatriates are provided below. Along with the general documents mentioned above, the following should also be acquired.
RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION FEES FOR EXPATRIATE
The residence permit application fees for the above category of applicants is as follows;
International students and Missionaries- $400 or its Naira equivalent
Fees for expatriate working for federal , state or local government – Gratis
Fees for expatriates working for NGO- $1, 000
Fees for INGO – Gratis
All categories of expatriates including those working for companies in Free Trade Zone – $1,000
RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESSING PERIOD
Five working days following the application's receipt is the official time frame allotted for processing an expatriates residency permit. Candidates are cautioned, nonetheless, that waiting times can change based on the circumstances of particular applications. Furthermore, processing of incomplete papers may be delayed.
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