We undertake immigration assignments for organizations who engage expatriate staff. Our services, which cover all aspects of immigration requirements, include:
  • Obtaining new quotas
  • Renewal of existing quotas
  • Restoration of quotas
  • Re-designation of quotas
  • CERPAC is the acronym for Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card and is normally issued to expatriates resident/working in Nigeria. It is normally valid for one year although it is possible to obtain this for two years
    Re-entry Permit
  • In addition to the CERPAC card, expatriates working in Nigeria are expected to possess a valid re-entry permit (visa) to enable them travel in and out of the country. Re-entry visas are normally issued for one year if the passport and the quota of the job holder are still valid.
    Temporary Work Permit
  • This is normally issued to experts who are invited by companies to carry-out specific and specialized services, e.g. after sales installation, turn-around maintenance, repairs and/or upgrading of machinery and equipment, etc.
    STR visa
  • When an expatriate is employed by a company operating in Nigeria, his/her employer has to apply for an STR Visa (Subject to Regularization). When issued, the visa is valid for 3 (three) months during which period it is expected to be regularized.
    Administration of Expatriate Monthly Return (EMR)
  • Companies with expatriate employees, who reside and work in Nigeria, are required to submit a monthly report on the utilization of the Expatriate Quota (EQ) approval issued to them by the Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI). Information on any visiting expatriates, whether or not such expatriates are on Business, Temporary Work Permit (TWP) or Tourist visa should also be disclosed in the Expatriate Monthly Returns (EMR), in line with the prescribed format by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The EMR will show information, such as their nationality, when the expatriates arrive or exit Nigeria and where they reside in the country. Failure to submit the EMR at the relevant NIS offices is a violation and will attract a fine on conviction.