Tag: Immigration

‘Passport Offices will open from 6am to 6pm to clear backlog’ – NIS

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, said passport issuing offices all over the country will stay open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily to clear the backlog of applications. Babandede also announced an increase in its production capacity of the passport booklets to beat the May[Read More…]

Federal Government launches temporary passport for Nigerians in diaspora

The Federal Ministry of Interior has launched a Nigerian Temporary Passport (NTP) in place of the paper-type Emergency Travel Certificate for Nigerians in the diaspora. The interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola chaired the launch ceremony at the headquarters of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr Aregbesola said[Read More…]

Canadian Government issues information to Nigerians on Immigration and refugee applications

The Canadian Government has informed Nigerians and other nationals that its immigration office does not accept refugee applications directly from people. It also said no one could guarantee approval of immigration applications except Canadian migration officers. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Office of the High[Read More…]

Nigeria Immigration says travellers to the UAE must have confirmed return tickets

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has announced that henceforth, travellers to the United Arab Emirates must possess confirmed return ticket, negative COVID-19 test result and valid health insurance covering the duration of stay. The Polymerase Chain Reaction test is expected to be taken within 96 hours[Read More…]

Nigeria Immigration Service implements procedures on International flights resumption

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede has implemented procedures for international flights resumption and visa payment. Babandede said this during a virtual meeting with stakeholders to address travel concerns and automation of Travel Work Permit (TWP) on Wednesday in Abuja. In a statement issued by the[Read More…]

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Document Reveals Female Immigration Officers in #DontRushChallenge Video Have Been Punished with “Siberia” Postings

Five female personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service who were written up for misconduct after appearing in a viral video have been reposted from their current places of assignment in Abuja, Lagos and Enugu and given “graveyard” assignments as far afield as Borno, Kano and Yobe. It will be recalled[Read More…]

Lockdown Relaxation: Nigeria Immigration Service Begins Issuing of International Passports

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has ordered passport offices nationwide to take advantage of the Federal Government’s phased easing of lockdown to release the processed passport to the applicants. The Service Public Relations Officer (SPEO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in[Read More…]

“Nigeria does not comply ….” Here’s Why the US banned Nigerian Immigrants

The United States says it imposed an immigrant visa on Nigeria as a result of the country’s failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the decision  became necessary due to America’s inability to verify a traveller’s identity. According to the statement issued[Read More…]

Nigerian Immigration to introduce new visa regime, here’s why

The Comptroller General (CGI) of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Muhammad Babandede says the Federal Government plans to introduce a new visa regime to boost the economy. Babandede said this at the 2019 dinner and award night organised by the service in Abuja. He added that the new visa regime[Read More…]