How to Apply for Resident Permit in Nigeria

Apply for Resident Permit in Nigeria In online

  • To apply for an ECOWAS residence permit on the internet, applicants need go to the following website: apply online

  • Go to the online application page and fill out the application as per the requirements.
  • Fill in the required information in the fields that are provided and make the choices according to your requirements.
  • After you have completed the entire section that are applicable, type in the code shown, then check the declaration box, then click “Submit application” button.
  • The App ID along with Reference Number will be displayed. Note it down as it will be needed later on, and then click “Close”.
  • The information you provide will be displayed on the next page. Check for errors and, if you would like to alter anything, click the back arrow to change the information.
  • Follow the steps process to submit your application. Scroll down to the bottom of the next page , and then select the “Print Recognized Slip” button to make the slip available for submission.
  • The slip will appear in a separate tab which you need to click “Print” option to print the slip. After that, click the “Proceed for Online Pay” button to pay.
  • You will be taken to the next page , which will have two payment options. Choose any of the two currencies that are applicable and then click the “Continue” click.
  • In the next screen on the next page, you’ll need to choose whether you’re making payment through a bank or through the gateway you choose.
  • Select the appropriate option and then click “proceed to pay” button. If you make a bank payment receipts for payments, they will be generated. To print it, click the “Print” to print the receipt.
  • In other words, you must fill in the details of your card into the appropriate fields, then click on the Pay to complete your online payment.
  • In any event you must show the receipt of payment at the time you go to the office to fill out your application.
  • Print a copy of the form above, attach the documents mentioned in the “required required documents” section on this page. Visit the office of immigration you selected in the online application.
  • Send your application to the appropriate office authority, and the application submission process is over.
  • When all internal processes have completed and your Residence card is now ready to collect You will receive an email via the Immigration office and you can get it through any suitable method.

Apply In Person: Expatriate Residence Permit:

  • For an application to apply for the Expatriate Residence Permit on the spot, an applicant is required to go to the Office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja or visit the applicant’s Residence State Commands.
  • Contact links and address details are listed in the “Office Contacts & Locations” section on this page.
  • Complete the application in the format of an application form for an Expatriate residence Permit.
  • Go to the office with an the application form and any other documents mentioned under the “required documents” section of this page.
  • Send the application form to the office. Pay the fee according to the instructions of the officials.
  • After all the internal procedures were completed and your residence permit is now ready to collect and you receive an email via the Immigration office and you can pick it up using any appropriate method.

Residence permit for government officials:

  • To apply for a Government Residence Permit for Officials personally, the candidate needs to go to the Office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Seice Headquarters Abuja or visit the Residential State Command of the applicant.
  • Contact links as well as address information are available in the “Office Contacts and Locations” section on this page.
  • Make the request in the format in the form of an invitation letter to apply for the Residence permit of Government Officials.
  • In person, bring your the application form and any other documents mentioned on the “required documents” section on this page.
  • The application must be submitted to the office. You must also pay the fee according to the instructions of the officials.
  • When all the internal processes were completed and your residence permit is now ready to collect and you receive an email by the Immigration office and you can pick it up using any appropriate methods.

Awarded Diplomats’ Residence Permit:

  • To apply for an Accredited Diplomats Residence Permit personally, the candidate needs to go to the Office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja or the applicant’s Residence State Commands.
  • The contact details and the address information are available in the “Office Contacts & Locations” section on this page.
  • Go to the office and pick up an VISA request form through the department you want to apply. Fill it out with the required information.
  • In addition, the applicant will have to obtain a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Request letter from the Embassy/High Commission/International Agency.
  • Go to the office with your filled-in application along with the other documents mentioned under the “required documents” section on this page. Submit the application form.
  • After all the internal procedures completed and your Residence permit is now ready to collect You will receive an announcement by the Immigration office and you can pick it up using any appropriate method.

Residence Permit for employees in INGO or NGO

  • To apply for a Residence Permits for employees of INGO and non-governmental organizations by person, the candidate is required to go to the Office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja or visit the applicant’s Residence State Commands.
  • Contact information and contact information can be found on the “Office Locations and Contacts” section on this page.
  • Go to the office and pick up an VISA request form through the department that you are applying to. Make sure you fill it in with all the necessary information.
  • In addition, the candidate will need to get an Certificate of Accreditation from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and Application letter from the agency that accepts immigration Responsibility.
  • Go to the office with your completed application and other documents that are listed on the “required documents” section on this page. Submit the application form.
  • When all the internal processes completed and your Residence permit is now ready to collect and you receive an announcement by the Immigration office and you can take it home using any suitable method.

Permit to Apply for Special Immigration Status as well as Niger Women:

  • To apply for Permit to Apply for Special Immigrant Status as well as Niger Wives, in person, applicants must visit the Office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja or visit the applicant’s residential state Commands.
  • Contact information and contact information can be found in the “Office Contacts and Locations” section on this page.
  • Complete the application in the format of an application letter to apply for an application for the permit to apply for special Immigration Status as well as Niger Wives.
  • In person, bring your the application form and any other documents that are listed under the “required documents” section on this page.
  • Send the application form to the office. You must also pay the charges (if there are any) according to the instructions of the officials.
  • When all the internal processes were completed and your residence permit is ready to be collected and you receive an email by the Immigration office and you can pick it up using any appropriate method.

Documents Required For Apply for Resident Permit

  • Click here to visit the link above and then click on the appropriate permit category to access the requirements listing: Link

Office Locations and Contacts

Nigeria Immigration Service,
Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Road,
Sauka, Abuja.
P.M.B. 38, Garki,
Abuja.
Phone: +2348119753844
Email: info@immigration.gov.ng
Site: Link
Addresses and Forms: Link
Ministry of Foreign Affairs contact link: Link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Anyone from any other country who would like to get an Nigerian Residence Permit is eligible to apply.
  • The person applying for the visa could be an ECOWAS citizen, expatriate to studies or work, a government official, accredited Diplomat, and foreign spouse of a Nigerian.

Fees

ECOWAS Residence Card
Togolese: N25,000.00
Cote d’Ivoire: N6,580.00
Additional ECOWAS Citizen: N500.00

Residence Permit for expatriates:
Other categories All other categories N762100.00/annum
Students and Missionaries N152420.00/annum

Residence permit for officials of the government Free

Awarded Diplomats’ Residence Permit Free

Non-accredited Staffs: N762100.00/annum

Residence Permits for employees in INGO as well as NGO free to INGO or N762100.00/annum for NGO

Permits for special Immigration Status, and Niger Wives Free

Follow the link below and then click on the appropriate permit category to get the details on fees: Link

Processing Time

  • ECOWAS Residence Card The validity period is 48 hours.
  • Residence Permit for Expatriates 5 working days
  • Govt Officials (GOs) five working days
  • Accredited Diplomats: 10 working days
  • Residence Permit for employees in INGO and NGO 10 working days

The Special Immigrant Status as well as Niger Wives 5 working days

Instructions

  • The applicants are advised to go through and check the directions on the screen prior to pressing the “Start Application” button.
  • Candidates can inquire with applicants can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Nigerian Immigration Services for contact and address information of the diplomatic representation in their country of citizenship.
  • Check that all the information on your application are correct before proceeding to make pay. The application can’t be changed once the payment is made. Nis cannot refund applicants for an incorrect order or payment.

The Information You Need

  • Name of the visitor
  • Email ID
  • Address details
  • Mobile number
  • Birth details
  • Applicant particulars
  • Number of passport and nationality
  • Other passport details
  • The reason and the time of the time of the
  • Permits for receiving missions
  • Contact and address details
  • Details about the employer and job description
  • Information on the most recent trips and stays
  • Information about banks

Need to have the Document

  • It is mandatory for non-Nigerians to get and have a Residence permit if the person intends to visit or reside in Nigeria. Nigerian Republic for the purpose of employment, education or other specified reasons.

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