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WORK PERMIT IN NIGERIA

Posted By: Admin | 28.August.2017 |
There are three main categories of work authorization in Nigeria; as stated below,
  • Long Term Work Authorization “CERPAC” (one year)
  • Short Term Work Authorization "TWP" (Sixty Days)
  • ECOWAS Card (Two Years)

SHORT TERM WORKERS
A Temporary Work Permit (TWP) is applicable where a company in Nigeria intends to employ an expatriate employee to undertake short-term work. Companies that need to engage the services of foreigners for short assignments shall procure the TWP.

LONG TERM WORKERS
Step one Companies that intend to hire expatriates are to apply for the grant of an expatriate quota and a business permit. These permits are issued by the Ministry of Interior, they allow a company registered in Nigeria to employ expatriates.

Step Two: Subject To Regularization Process The "Subject to Regularization" (STR) visa is required for expatriates who intend to take up long-term employment in Nigeria. An application is filed at the Nigerian embassy or consular office in the country where such intending employee/applicant resides, requesting a grant of the STR visa.

Step Three: Combined Expatriate Residence Permit And Aliens Card The CERPAC allows the expatriate employee to live and work in Nigeria for a maximum period of twelve months, it is renewable.

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