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NIGERIA – Ministry of Interior Doubles Residence Permit Fee

, 02/01/2019

Effective immediately, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Interior has increased the fee for the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) from the equivalent of USD 1000 to USD 2000.

The CERPAC allows a non-Nigerian to reside in Nigeria and carry out an approved activity as specified in the permit, or to accompany a resident or citizen of Nigeria as a dependent.

Action Items

Employers of foreign nationals in Nigeria should consider the increased fees in their planning.
Employers who may be affected can contact their immigration specialist for case-specific advice.