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Nigeria – Immigration Regulations, 2017

Nigeria – Immigration Regulations, 2017

This Newsletter provides a brief summary of the key points contained in the Regulations and examines some of the implications.

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Nigeria – Immigration Regulations, 2017

On Monday, 20 March, 2017, the Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), announced at a press conference the release of the Immigration Regulations, 2017. However, the Regulations became effective from 27 February, 2017.

The objectives of the new immigration regulations are to provide a legal framework for the effective implementation of the Immigration Act, 2015 and consolidate existing Immigration Regulations in Nigeria. Therefore, the 1963 Immigration Regulations and the 1963 Immigration (control of Aliens) Regulations are now repealed.

The Regulations would serve as the operational framework for the implementation of the Immigration Act, 2015. It would also enable global mobility practitioners and other relevant stakeholders to better understand immigration policies relating to expatriate employment and related border control issues in the country. The expectation, therefore, is that the Regulations will facilitate the easy entry of foreign nationals into the country and consequently help to improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

This Newsletter provides a brief summary of the key points contained in the Regulations and examines some of the implications.

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