Having accurate data about our citizens and foreigners living in our country is critical for national planning and fighting insecurity.
World leaders met in Marrakech, Morocco on 11 December 2018, for the conference on Global Compact for Migration to adopt the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. It is expected that the pact will encourage greater international cooperation to better address the world's migration challenges.
In line with the agreement, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has released guidelines for the e-registration of foreigners in Nigeria.
The Migrant e-Registration Guidelines ("the guide") highlights the process through which an immigrant in Nigeria can be registered with the NIS.
The guide provides the necessary information and requirements for migrants residing in Nigeria to be properly documented in line with global best practices.
The e-Registration is a two-part process which includes, the enrolment and biometrics data capture and the receipt of an acknowledgement slip:
Enrolment and biometrics data capture:
This process is as follows:
After completing the registration, the migrant is issued an acknowledgement slip showing registration details.
Deadline and Penalty
The deadline for completing the registration process is 31 December 2019. Failure to comply may attract a penalty.
The e-Registration process is expected to ease the update of migrantsâ€™ status and provide a means of identification, alongside the Residence Permit.
An additional motivation for the exercise is to curb the spate of insecurity which is believed to be partly due to some undocumented immigrants from neighboring countries especially in the North East region of the country.
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The article The Nigeria Immigration Service has published Migrant e-Registration Guidelines first appeared in PwCNigeria TypePad on Saturday, August 31, 2019.