Nigeria Begins Issuance of Work Permit via Email (48 Hours) – (Steps on How to Apply‎)

Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has started issuance of Temporary Work Permit, TWP, Visa by e-mail to expatriates coming to the country for temporary work.

Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede‎, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday by NIS spokesperson, Sunday James.

Babandede said that the measure was part of the‎ ongoing automation of the service’ operations and in line with the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.

He explained that applications for the TWP by e-mail are to be forwarded to a dedicated email address: and addressed to the Comptroller-General.

Requirements and how to apply are available on the NIS official applicants.

The statement said the process involved a‎ formal ‎application letter ‎for the facility from the Company/Employer accepting Immigration Responsibility on behalf of the beneficiary, among other requirements.

It added that the TWP‎‎ application when approved usually within a timeline of 48 hours is forwarded to the Nigerian Mission in the country indicated in the application for the issuance of the facility.

“‎The expatriate is expected to proceed to the particular Nigerian Mission with his/her passport for the issuance of the TWP.

“It must be stressed that the TWP is not issued at Port of Entry in Nigeria”, he said.

NIS also announced the commencement of operations of the NIS Contact Centre which is meant to attend to complaints and enquiries of the general public.

“Members of the public with any complaints about NIS services to call‎ the dedicated line: 07080607900 or”, the statement concluded.

Source: Daily Post

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