The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has initiated a mandatory E-Registration exercise for all resident and visiting migrants in Nigeria. The intention of this initiative is to enable the NIS to maintain an accurate representation of the migrant population in Nigeria.
Thus, all non-Nigerians i.e. nationals of Economic Council of West African States (ECOWAS) and other non-ECOWAS countries (including adult dependents) who plan to stay in Nigeria beyond 90 days, are required to register accordingly.
Consequently, all resident non-Nigerians, as well as visitors on Tourist, Business and Temporary Work Permit visa platforms, who would be staying in the country for more than 90 days, are required to comply with the NIS directive accordingly. The e-Registration process involves submission of relevant documentation, enrollment as well as biometrics capturing. Upon completion, all registered migrants will be issued an acknowledgement slip indicating that they have done the e-registration.
However, dependents below 18 years, persons with diplomatic immunity and other visitors on non-resident visa platforms staying for a period not exceeding 90 days are exempted from this requirement.