Nigeria Work Visas

nigeria work visas

Do you need advice on and assistance with Nigeria work visas? Intergate Africa are here to help you identify the appropriate type of work permit for Ghana along with the submission and securing process.

Intergate Africa is one of Africa’s premier immigration service providers. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg with partnerships across Africa, including Nigeria.

How we can help

We will start by doing a comprehensive consultation. This will determine your needs and decide the type of Nigerian visa to apply for. Intergate Africa can assist with:

  • Short-term work visas.
  • Long-term work visas.
  • Business visas.

Please note the following

Business visitors to Nigeria typically use a Business visa, granted for 90 days, with the possibility of one 30-day extension in country at the discretion of authorities. After a stay of 56 cumulative days in a 12-month period, an extension is required for non-Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nationals.

Depending on the duration of stay, foreign nationals requiring work authorization typically apply for a Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) or a Temporary Work Permit (TWP):

  • A TWP is usually issued for 60 or 90 days, but it is only issued as a single entry permit into Nigeria.
  • When applying for a long-term work permit (CERPAC), the applicant will first have to apply for a Subject to Regularization (STR) Visa which will allow them entry into Nigeria. Upon entry, the individual will then have to apply for a CERPAC from the Nigerian Immigration Serive in Nigeria.

Additionally, nationals of countries that are not ECOWAS members have different options for work authorization than ECOWAS nationals.

Please note: Unmarried partners and same-sex spouses and partners are not considered dependents in Nigeria.

Contact us today to get started on Nigeria work visas

If you would like to know more about work visas for Nigeria, please contact us:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions and set up a consultation.

You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead. You can be sure of a quick response and expert advice.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep the information on Nigeria work visas up to date, the work visa regulations and requirements for Nigeria are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.