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Immigration & Vessel Clearance Services

DNL undertakes the following services on behalf of our clients:

  • Procure and Process Combined Expatriates Resident Permit & Aliens Card (CERPAC)
  • Subject to Regularization Visas (STR)
  • Temporary Work Permits (TWP)
  • Visa on Arrival
  • Transit, Business and Visitors Visas
  • Aliens Registration
  • ECOWAS Travel Certificate
  • NIS International Passports i.e. e-Enhanced, Standard, Official & Diplomatic Passports
  • Application and Procurement of Expatriate Quota
  • Monthly Quota Returns
  • Rig Arrival and Departure Clearance

We provide timely and professional services with respect to the above.

 

Application Procedure / How to apply for Transit Visa

Note: Obtainable at Nigerian Missions

Eligibility
  • Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.
  • Foreign Travelers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the country.
Validity
  • 48hrs for Transit Visa obtained on Arrival
  • 7 days Maximum period of stay for Transit Visa obtained at the Nigerian Mission.

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

Source: Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website

Application Procedure / How to apply for Tourist Visa

Eligibility

Tourist Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

Categories:
  1. Foreign Travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.
  2. Foreign Travellers who wish to visit family and friends.
Validity

Valid for 90 days

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

Source: Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website

Application Procedure / How to apply for Business Visa

Obtainable at Nigerian Missions, except for special cases where Visa is issued on Arrival in Nigeria.

Business Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

Eligibility

Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Meeting, Conference, Seminar, Contract Negotiation, Marketing, Sales, Purchase distribution of Nigerian Goods, Trade Fairs, Job Interviews, Training of Nigerians (Humanitarian Services), Emergency/Relief work, Crew members, Staff of NGOs, Staff of INGOs, Researchers, Musical Concerts.

Validity

Validity of stay is 90 days (not extendable)

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

Source: Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website

Application Procedure / How to apply for Temporary Work Permit (TWP)

Eligibility

Experts invited by Corporate Bodies to provide specialized skilled services, such as after sales Installation /Commissioning/ Upgrading/Maintenance/Repairs of equipment and machinery, Training /capacity building for Nigerian staff, Audit of machinery/ equipment and financial records

Validity

90 Days

NB: Applicant(s) can be invited for interview

Source: Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website

Application Procedure / How to apply for STR

Eligibility
  1. Expatriate employees of Companies and their dependants
  2. Expatriate Technical officials of Missions
  3. Foreign Students
  4. Missionaries / Clerics and their dependants
  5. Research Fellows
  6. Expatriate Staff of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and their dependants
  7. Expatriate Staff of International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and their dependants
  8. Government Officials (GOs) and their dependants
  9. Expatriates employed by companies operating in Free Zones and their dependants

Validity

90 Days

NB: Applicant(s) can be invited for interview

Source: Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website

Application Procedure / How to apply for Diplomatic Visa

Eligibility
  • Visiting Heads of States and their families
  • Top officials of Government and their families
  • Accredited Diplomats and their families
  • Holders of United Nations / International Agencies Diplomatic Passport and Laisser Passez
Validity

Valid for 90 days

Source: Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website