How to Apply for Business Permit in Expatriate Quota in Nigeria

Apply for Business Permit in Expatriate Quota in Nigeria By yourself

  • Any company that wants to receiving a the Business Permit as well as Expatriate Quota should visit the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs. Contact details and the address are listed in the following hyperlink: address
  • Visit the office and obtain an application form to apply for Business Permit and the Expatriate Quote (Form T/1) from the department responsible.
  • Complete the application form and provide the correct information in the relevant sections.
  • Once you’ve completed filling out your application, be sure you’ve attached all the required documents on the “Required Documents” section on this page.
  • Then, you can submit your application in person at the appropriate authority in the office.
  • You will receive your Permit after your application has been approved from the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
  • NoteNote that the an emphasis will be placed on the employment of Nigerians to learn from foreign experts in the hope of training them to help them acquire relevant capabilities for the eventual taking-over of expatriate quotas.

Required Documents For Business Permit

    • The completed immigration form T/1 must be submitted.
    • Certificate of incorporation.
    • Memorandum and Articles of Association.
    • Feasibility report (should be registered or certified at Corporate Affairs commission (CAC).
    • The Corporate Affairs Commission’s form CAC 2.3 2.5 2.5 in CAC C02 and C07.
    • Joint Venture Agreement for partnership venture between Nigerian and foreign nationals. (original to be made available to the public for viewing)
    • The current Tax Clearance Certificate of the Company. (Original to be shown for inspection)
    • Contract of lease to C of O for opening premises. (original to be submitted to the public for inspection)

Office Locations and Contacts

Nigeria Immigration ServiceNnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Road,
Sauka, Abuja.
P.M.B. 38, Garki,Abuja.
Site: Link
Contact Information: Link

What are all the Eligibility

  • A business that wants to hire a foreign worker can get the Expatriate quote approval prior to applying for temporary work permits or a combined Expatriate residence Permit along with an Alien Card (CERPAC).
Note Note: To obtain a Business permit the authorized share capital should not lower than N10 million of every Company.


Fees to be paid

  • Processing fees – 25,000 N
  • The grant of business permit 10,000 N
Note from time to time, the fees charged for services provided can be reviewed.


The expatriate quota can be classified in two different kinds. The type of Expatriate amount to be used for is dependent on the nature, significance and length of the job that is filled for the person who is expatriated.

  • Temporary Expat Quota: This kind of expatriate quota is granted to fill the positions being filled by foreigners for a limited duration.

Permanent until reviewed (PUR) It is granted to businesses to allow foreign employees, like the managing directors or the owners of the company, for work Nigeria. The name implies that the expatriate quota typically is for a longer duration of time and is evaluated at a more frequent date.


Renewal of quotas given cannot be automatic, but will be based on merit on the submission of required documents.

Documentation is needed

  • The expatriate quota in Nigeria is a permit given by Minister of Interior Affairs to foreign or indigenous businesses to allow directors, employees or owners of companies for work Nigeria.
  • A business permit is usually handled in conjunction with an expatriate quota , in the instance of wholly or partially owned foreign-owned companies.

Information that could be helpful

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