Are you are a foreigner that want to pay a visit to Nigeria but need to have a temporal residential permit to avoid any problems, below I will show you some requirement and where to get Nigerian Residence Permit Card.
Before thing of getting a Nigerian Resident permit card, there is some requirement you need to take note.ECOWAS Residence CardEligibilityECOWAS Citizens (Resident in Nigeria)
Application letter for ECOWAS Residence Card by Individual/Employer/ Embassy/ High Commission/ Diaspora Union accepting Immigration Responsibilities.
ECOWAS Travel Certificate or National Passport valid for not less than 6 months
Photocopy of Bio-data page of ECOWAS Travel Certificate or National Passport
Two (2) copies of applicant’s recent passport photograph
Evidence of e-payment i.e. printed payment confirmation page
Duly completed and signed application form
For Employees (the following are required in addition to i-vi above
Letter of offer of employment
Letter of acceptance of offer of employment
Applicant’s credentials / CV where applicable.
Evidence of registration with professional bodies (where applicable)How to Apply
Complete ECOWAS Residence Card application form online here, make payment online and obtain Application ID and Reference Number.
Submit completed ECOWAS Residence Card application form with other requirements at immigration office chosen during online application.
48 hrs after receipt of application
Cote d’Ivoire N6,580.00
Other ECOWAS Citizens: N500.00Note:
All fees are exclusive of bank charges
How To Renew the Residence permit after 2 years
In case you stayed in Nigeria more than 2 years and the residential permit expires then you will need to renew it following these steps below.Requirements
Application for Renewal of ECOWAS Residence Card from the Employer/ Embassy/ High Commission/ Diaspora Union/ Company accepting Immigration Responsibilities
Expired residence card
Duly completed signed application form
Photocopy of passport Bio-data page and expired residence card
Evidence of e-payment i.e. printed payment confirmation pageHow to Apply
Complete ECOWAS Residence Card Renewal application form online here, make payment online and obtain Application ID and Reference Number.
Submit completed ECOWAS Residence Card Renewal application form with other requirements at immigration office chosen during online application.Timeline
24 hrs after receipt of application
Cote d’Ivoire N3,290.00
Other ECOWAS Citizens: N 250.00