Nigeria Immigration Service
Nigeria Immigration Service
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About The Nigerian Immigration Service

The Nigerian Immigration Service is a government body responsible for the immigrants and emigrants out of Nigeria,issuance of travel documents to Nigerians,issuance of work permits to foreigners in Nigeria,Border patrol amongst other things.Its headquarters is located at Shehu Shagari Complex, Airport Road, Sauka, Abuja, FCT Nigeria.

History of The Nigerian Immigration Service

The NIS was formerly a part of the Nigerian Police Force and was extracted as department of its own in 1958,it was then called immigration department and was entrusted with the core immigration duties under the headship of the Chief Federal Immigration Office.The department inherited the immigration ordinance of 1958 for its operation,However on Agust 1st 1963, the department was formally established by an Act of Parliament, Cap I71, Laws of the Federation Nigeria.


NIS is relatively safe to visit Individuals apply for work permits, visa's and passports.It is advisable to go with all the necessary documents needed.  

Best Time to Visit The Nigerian Immigration Service

The best time to visit would be from 9am-4pm which are the working hours.  

Most Common Visitors

The most common visitors are immigrants,emigrants and government officials.

Why You Should Visit

The NIS issues legal documents needed for safe and legal travel out and into the country as well as legal stay in the country.

Weather at The Nigerian Immigration Service

Nigeria Immigration Service is located in Abuja North-Central of Nigeria.Thus, it experiences three weather conditions every year. This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season.  In between the two, there is a brief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the northeast trade wind, with the main feature of dust haze and dryness. Temperatures can drop to as low as 16 degrees during the harmattan period.

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