Mandatory e-Registration for Migrants in Nigeria

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has issued a mandatory e-Registration directive for ALL resident and visiting migrants in Nigeria.

Benefits of migrant registration

  • Registration is free.
  • Data from e-registration will be forwarded to the National Identity Management Commission to develop a Migrant Identification Number.
  • Migrant is secured under immigration responsibility.

Penalties for failure to register

Failure to compy with the Migrant Registration is contrary to Section 57 (5) of the Immigration Act 2015 and punishable under the same section.

Who is a migrant?

A migrant is any person who is not a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Who needs to register?

Any non-citizen of Nigeria who has or intends to stay in Nigeria for a period exceeding 90 days.

Eligibility for biometric e-registration

Eligible persons are as follows:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Not a citizen of Nigeria.
  • Not otherwise exempted from compliance with registration (see below).
  • Intends to reside in Nigeria for any period exceeding ninety (90) days.

Exempted persons are as follows:

  • Under 18 years of age.
  • Diplomatic community with diplomatic immunity.
  • Immigrants or visitors staying in Nigeria for less than ninety (90) days.

How to register

All eligible migrants should register in their State of residence.

Web-based Pre-registration (not compulsory)

Migrants may opt to pre-register online and later proceed to a designated Registration Office. Web-based registration details to follow.

Pre-registered migrants will need proceed to a Migrant Registration Centre to verify documents and to complete biometric capturing.

Designated Registration Centre (compulsory)

See list of designated centres.

Supporting documents

1. Employed Migrants

ECOWAS NATIONALS

  • Introduction letter for registration and acceptance of Immigration Responsibilities by Diaspora Community Association or Landlord or Employer.
  • Copy of travel document data page.
  • ECOWAS residence card (if applicable)

NATIONALS OF OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES (NON-ECOWAS)

  • Introduction letter for registration of Immigration Responsibilities by employer.
  • Copy of travel document data page.
  • Evidence of registration with professional bodies (where applicable).
  • Copy of letter of employment
  • Copy of letter of acceptance of employment
  • Copy of Quota Approval (where applicable).
  • CERPAC (where applicable)

EXPATRIATE EMPLOYEES

  • Introduction letter for registration and acceptabnce of Immigration Responsibilities by employer.
  • Copy of travel document data page.
  • Evidence of registration with professional bodies (where applicable).
  • Copy of letter of employment.
  • Copy of letter of acceptance of employment.
  • Copy of Quota Approval (where applicable).
  • CERPAC (where applicable)

2. Students

  • Introduction letter for registration and acceptance of Immigration Responsibilities by School.
  • Copy of travel document data page.
  • Copy of admission letter.
  • Copy of letter of acceptance of admission.
  • Evidence of payment of school fees.

3. Self Employed

  • Introduction letter for registration and acceptance of immigration Responsibilities by Diaspora Association, Landlord / Owner of residence. 
  • Copy of travel document data page.
  • Evidence of business registration.
  • Copy of business permit (where applicable).

4. Spouse of a Nigerian (Niger Wife)

  • Spouse consent letter requesting for Special Immigrant Status and acceptance of Immigration Responsibilities.
  • Letter of consent from Niger Wife stating willingness to stay with spouse in Nigeria.
  • Copy of bio-data page of Nigerian husband.
  • Copy of passport bio-data page of non-Nigerian wife.
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate.
  • Copy of State of origin or Local Government Identification certificate of the Nigerian husband.

5. Dependents

  • Copy of travel document data page.
  • Copy of Marriage certificate (parents).
  • Copy of dependents birth certificates (child/children).

Migrant registration procedures

  • Take supporting documents to any designated Migrant Registration Office in your State of Local Government area of residence.
  • If you have pre-registered online your data will be cross-checked.
  • Supporting documents will examine submitted documents.
  • If Registration Officer is satisfied with information and documents submitted, the documents will be uploaded and captuted demographics and biometrics are also submitted.
  • Migrant will receive an acknowledgement slip showing registration details.

Responsibilities of the migrant

Immigration Regulation 2017 – Section 30: A migrant accommodated in any premises as described under Regulation 28 and 29 of the Immigration Regulation 2017, shall enter his/her details or information in the register provided by the owner of the premises.

Section 33: 1) A migrant is expected to provide full name, address, occupation and certificate of registration as may be requested by an
Immigration Officer . 2) Where a migrant is exempted from the requirements of the Act or these Regulations, he shall satisfy the Immigration Officer that he is exempted.

Responsibilities of the residence owner/landlord

Immigration Regulation 2017; Section 28 and 29: Mandates house owner/landlord of any premises that are accommodating (with or without payment) a migrant to ensure that such migrant complies with all the provision in the Immigration Regulation. Where a migrant fails to do so, it is the duty of such house owner/landlord to notify the immigration authority in the State in which the migrant is residing.

Addresses / Contact details of Designated Migrant Registration Centres

  1. SHQ Workstation:  NIS HQ Migrant Registration Centre, behind Glass House, Sauka, Abuja, FCT Nigeria. migrant_e-reg@immigration.gov.ng or nisservicecom@nigeriaimmigration.gov
  2. FCT Command: Gwagwalada. nis.fct@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  3. Abia State Command: Ubaki Village along Enugu PH Express way, Umuahia South, Umuahia. nis.abia@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  4. Adamawa State Command: 2nd Floor Federal Secretariat Jimeta Road, Yola. nis.adamawa@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  5. Akwa Ibom State Command: 1st Floor Federal Secretariat Abak Road, Uyo. nis.akwaibom@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  6. Anambra State Command: Nnewi Street, Agu, Akwa, Akwa. nis.anambra@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  7. Bauchi State Command: 2nd Floor Federal Secretariat, Yakubu n Bauchi Street, Bauchi. nis.bauchi@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  8. Bayelsa State Government: Bayelsa Palms, Along Elebele Road, Yenagoa. nis.bayelsa@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  9. Benue State Command: No6 Kashim Ibrahim Way, Old GRA, Markudi. nis.benue@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  10. Borno State Command: Federal Secretariat Kano Road, Maiduguri. Email: nis.borno@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  11. Cross River State Command: No2 Otuansa Street, Calabar, Opposite Margret Ekpo International Airport Road. nis.crossriver@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  12. Delta State Command: Ogwahiku Road, Asaba. nis.delta@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  13. Ebonyi State Command: Enugu-Abakaliki Highway, Umoughara Abakaliki. nis.ebonyi@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  14. Edo State Command: Ikpobu Hill Benin City. nis.edo@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  15. Ekiti State Command: Km 5 Afe Babalola/Fed Poly Road, Ado Ekiti. nis.ekiti@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  16. Enugu State Command: Federal Secretariat Complex, Independence Layout Enugu. nis.enugu@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  17. Gombe State Command: Federal Secretariat Complex, Bauchi Road, Gombe. nis.gombe@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  18. Imo State Command: Federal Secretariat Complex, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri. nis.imo@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  19. Jigawa State Command: Federal Secretariat Complex, Bauchi Road, Gombe. nis.jigawa@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  20. Kaduna State Command: Independence Way, Kaduna. nis.kaduna@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  21. Kano Passport Office
  22. Katsina State Command: Katsina Local Government, Divisional Office, Makera Quarters, Daura Road, Katsina nis.katsina@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  23. Kebbi State Command: 2 Lokoja Road GRA, Bimi Kebbi. nis.kebbi@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  24. Kogi State Command: 28 Mounth Patti Road New Layout, Lokoja. nis.kogi@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  25. Kwara State Command: Federal Secretariat Complex GRA, Ilorin. nis.kwara@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  26. Lagos Zone ‘A’
  27. Lagos State Command: No2 Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos. nis.lagos@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  28. Nasarawa State Command: Behind LGA Secretariat, Makurdi-Lafia Road, Lafia. nis.nasarawa@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  29. Niger State Command: Block E, Old Secretariat Complex, Muazu Mohammed Road, Minna. nis.niger@nigeriaimmigration.gov.uk
  30. Ogun State Command: Oke-Modan Abeokuta. nis.ogun@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  31. Ondo State Command: Beside Federal Secretariat Complex, Igbatoro Road, Akure. nis.ondo@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  32. Osun State Command: Federal Secretariat Complex, Ogo-Oluwa, Oshogbo. nis.osun@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  33. Oyo State Command: Opposite Government House, Agodi Gate Ibadan. nis.oyo@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  34. Plateau State Command: Federal Secretariat Tudum Wada, Jos. nis.plateau@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  35. Rivers State Command: Federal Secretariat, Aba Road, Port Harcourt. nis.rivers@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  36. Sokoto State Command: Federal Secretariat along Kaduna Road, Sokoto. nis.sokoto@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  37. Taraba State Command: Jalino-Numan Road, Mile 6, Jalingo. nis.taraba@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  38. Yobe State Command: Adjacent to Federal Secretariat, Along Gashua Road, Damatura. nis.yobe@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng
  39. Zamfara State Command: No1 Sokoto Road, behind Government House, Gusau. nis.zamfara@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng

Useful links

See All Nigeria Immigation Office Addresses: NIS Offices

Read Full Document here > Migrant e-Registration Guidelines

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