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NIGERIA – Ministry of Interior Doubles Residence Permit Fee

Effective immediately, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Interior has increased the fee for the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) from the equivalent of USD 1000 to USD 2000.

The CERPAC allows a non-Nigerian to reside in Nigeria and carry out an approved activity as specified in the permit, or to accompany a resident or citizen of Nigeria as a dependent.

Action Items

  • Employers of foreign nationals in Nigeria should consider the increased fees in their planning.
  • Employers who may be affected can contact their immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

This alert was prepared using information provided by Famsville Solicitors and Relocation Africa.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2019 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.