How to Apply for a Temporary Work Permit in Nigeria

Apply for a Temporary Work Permit in Nigeria

Note due to COVID 19-related interruptions, prior to submitting the process of submitting a new application or making a payment, you must call the Nigerian immigration or embassy to inquire about opening hours, times and dates of operation.

In  Online

  • In order to apply for a temporary Working Permit, applicants have go to the Nigeria Immigration Portal by clicking the link below: apply online
  • In the webpage that appears you will be able to select the drop-down menu under the ‘Processing Country Option’ and choose the country you want to apply for you VISA in, and then scroll down until you reach the “Start application” button.
  • A message with a dialogue will pop up that requires you to click the “Acknowledge” option. On the next page, you will have to choose any from the email accounts available and then log in by entering the credentials of the user.
  • The next screen will ask for the information of the user. Fill in all fields that are required and then click the “Submit” click. A dialogue with a hyperlink will open, please review the “Data Protection Policy when required and then click “Acknowledge” option.
  • Then , your online application will be opened. In the initial step, you’ll have fill in the name and personal information of the applicant. then upload a passport sized photo. Complete the required steps and then click the “Next” step.
  • In the same way, you must complete all steps by providing all the information as requested and clicking the “Next” option. Make sure to ensure that you check the “I I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the information I provide in this Form” box, and then click the “Submit the Application” button.
  • The applicant’s profile page is displayed. Once you have checked it, click “Proceed for Online Pay” button. On the payment page you can select the payment Currency “Pay In Dollars” option, then Click on the “Continue” click.
  • Make the appropriate payment to the permit in the payment section , following the instructions on screen.
  • On the next tab you are able to print and download your successful receipt of payment by selecting the appropriate option. Keep it in your wallet.
  • After submitting your online form for application, print an original copy of the application form and include it to the required documents under the “Required documents” section on this page.
  • Contact the Office of the Nigerian Diplomatic Mission or applicable VISA Application center in your country. Bring all the necessary documents and present it to the appropriate authority.
  • You can also mail your application by mail to the address on the back of the appropriate Nigerian Diplomatic Mission.
  • The final decisions will be taken by officials in the event of need as well as you’ll be given information of the tasks that need to be completed as they are required.

Required Documents For a Temporary Work Permit

  • IMM22 completed form and the printed copy
  • Letter of Visa acceptance (valid for at three months at)
  • Valid Passport valid for six months, with minimum two pages of blank
  • Photographs of passport size (two numbers)
  • Proof of payment or receipt

Office Locations and Contacts

Nigeria Immigration Service,Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Road,
Sauka, Abuja.
P.M.B. 38, Garki,
Phone: +2348119753844
Homepage: homepage link
Ministry of Foreign Affairs contact link: contact link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Anyone, who has to travel to in the Republic of Nigeria for the reason of providing any service to an Nigerian corporate body, is eligible to apply.
  • A person who is seeking an temporary Work Permit must have an International Passport that has a validity of six months.


  • Fees information based on destination of the visitor are available in the TWP section of the “Embassy VISA Fees” section on the following webpage: fees details or you can refer to the to the TWP section of this document Fees details


The visa issued in this category is valid for 3 months.

Processing Time

  • The department requires approximately 48 hours to process the application after the date of receipt. date.


  • The applicants are advised to go through and check through the guidelines on the screen prior to clicking “Start Application” button.
  • Candidates can inquire with applicants can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Nigerian Immigration Services for contact and address details for an Embassy in the country of citizenship.
  • If you choose a processing country that is not Nigeria Your payment will be made in US Dollars. You will be directed to a reputable payment processor to complete your request and then make the payment using US Dollars.
  • Please note that you can reschedule your interview date to the next available date by sending your Application id, Reference no and the proposed date to the following support email address:
  • For additional information on the application process you can refer to “How To Apply” section of the ‘Temporary Work Permit’ on the following webpage: application procedure

Requirements Information

  • Name of the visitor
  • The passport number as well as the Nationality
  • Other passport information
  • The reason for the visit and the duration of the duration of the
  • Permit for receiving mission
  • Contact and address details
  • Information about the employer as well as the job description and details
  • Recent information about stay and visits

Documentation is needed

  • Experts invited by Corporate Bodies to provide specialized skilled services, such as after sales Installation /Commissioning/ Upgrading/Maintenance/Repairs of equipment and machinery, Training /capacity building for Nigerian staff, Audit of machinery/ equipment and financial records are required to possess a Temporary Work Permit.

Information that could be helpful

  • The decision on applications will be sent to the applicant’s email address, postal address, or phone number(s) listed on the application form.
  • Certain citizens of a foreign nation may be able to travel to Nigeria without a visa , provided they are in the category of those who are exempted according to visa waiver, visa free or reciprocity agreements and bilateral agreements.

More information is available: guidelines

External Links

visa types, as well as other details
application procedure
Data Protection Policy



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