CERPAC: categories of Expatriates

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C.E.R.P.A.C/ Green card

1. Government Officials (Gos): expatriates in the employment of federal, state or local government falls under this category.The requirements for one to apply for regularisation of stayunder this category includes:
I. Letter of application for regularisation of stay and acceptance of Immigration responsibilities by the MDAs.
II. Letter of offer of employment
III. Letter of acceptance of employment
IV. Vetted academic credentials/ qualifications
V. Resume
VI. Marriage certificate (for married women)
VII. Evidence of registration with relevant professional bodies in Nigeria (where applicable)
VIII. Copy of passport biodata page of the expatriate
IX. Copy of STR Visa page and arrival endorsement page.
X. Form IMM 22 (visa application form)
XI. Three (3) recent passport photographs
XII. Physical booklet of expatriate’s valid national passport (not less than six months validity)

The application must be addressed toTheComptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service headquarters Abuja or to The Comptroller of Immigration Service at the state Command where the applicant is resident.

Fee:
GRATIS (ie free of charge)
2. Accredited Diplomats: Multiple Journey Re-entry Visa
Accredited Diplomats and their family members are eligible under this category. Their requirements includes the following:
I. Note verbale from ministry of foreign affairs
II. Letter of request from the embassy/ high commission/ International agency
III. Form IMM 22 (visa application form)
IV. Diplomatic staff list
V. Copies of relevant biodata pages of the expatriate’s national passport and
VI. Diplomatic entry visa
VII. Physical booklet of the applicant’s national passport

The applications for Residence Permit (CERPAC) shall be submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the office of The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, headquarters, Abuja.

Fee:
Gratis

For NON-ACCREDITED staff of Diplomatic Mission, consultants and contractors working for Missions, there application s for Residence Permit shall be submitted by their employer to the office of The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Headquarters, Abuja.
And the Fee is one thousand U.S Dollar per annum ($1000).
3. Staff of International non-governmental Organisations (INGO) and Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs):
The requirements for those that fall under this category includes:
I. Letter of accreditation from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning
II. Application letter from the organisation accepting Immigration Responsibilities
III. Duly completed Form IMM 22
IV. Memorandum of understanding/ Corporation agreement with National Planning Commission
V. Letter of offer
VI. Letter of acceptance of offer
VII. Vetted credentials
VIII. Contract validity
IX. Copies of relevant pages of the applicant’s national passport and STR visa page
X. Three (3) recent passport size photographs
XI. Physical booklet of national passport of the applicant.

The application for Residence Permit shall be submitted to the office of the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Headquarters, Abuja.

Fees:
INGOs: Gratis
NGOs: $1000 per annum