26 May 2015
The Immigration Bill 2014 was passed into law yesterday 25th May 2015, further to the issuance of the Presidential assent. The new law called the Immigration Act 2015 (‘the Act’), seeks to incorporate various changes in the functions and activities of the Nigerian Immigration Service that have evolved over time and it repeals the Immigration Act 1963.
The Act contains new provisions affecting the practice and procedure of the issuance of passports, visas, work and residence permits. The Act also addresses matters relating to:
It is expected that the Act will lead to the adoption of more modern processes by the Nigerian Immigration Service. A detailed analysis of the Act shall be circulated at the earliest.