Nigeria Immigration Service was extracted from the Nigerian Police in 1958. One of the major concerns of Nigeria Immigration Service is to coordinate and checkmate the movement of both Nigerians and foreigners into and out of Nigeria thereby securing the country.
One of the major functions that most Nigerians know the Service for is the issuance of International Passport and visas which enable Nigerian nationals to leave and come back to the country.
The Service has 3 directorates, and they include Finance, Administration and Technical Services; Operation, Passport, Border Patrol, ECOWAS and African Affairs; and Investigation and Aliens Control. Well, I guess you see a lot of Nigerian Immigration Service officials, admire them and will like to join the Service.
If that is the case, join me as I take you on a journey on how to apply for Nigeria Immigration Service using a step-by-step procedure.
CATEGORIES AND THEIR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
As we go further in this article on how to apply for Nigeria Immigration Service, it is important we know that there are some educational requirements attached to respective positions or categories that you may wish to apply for. Now let’s look at those categories and their various educational requirements.
CATEGORY A: SUPERINTENDENT CADRE
Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II must have a university degree from a recognized university in disciplines like Geography, French, Humanities and Migration Management
CATEGORY B: INSPECTORATE CADRE
Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII) must possess any of the following qualifications:
National Diploma (ND) from a recognized high institution
National Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognised high institution
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in 2 subjects obtained from 2 sittings at most
CATEGORY C: IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT CADRE
Immigration Assistant III (IA3) must possess any of the following qualifications:
West African Secondary School Certificate with credit in at least 3 subjects including English Language and any other 2 subjects
National Examination Council/General Certificate Examination Ordinary Level with 4 passes at one sitting and 5 passes including English Language at 2 sittings
Despite the requirements I have identified above, there are certain requirements that are generally applied to all applicants and they are expected to meet them. Though the requirement for application into the Service depends on the rank the applicant wants, there are requirements that are general and they include the following:
All applicants must be Nigerian either by birth or by descent
All applicants must be in the age bracket of 18 to 35 years
All male applicants must 1.70metres or more in height while the female counterparts will be 1.64metres or more tall
It is expected that all male applicants will be have expanded their chests by 0.87metres or more
All applicants must be certified by Government Medical Officer to be physically, emotionally and mentally fit and sound to join the Service
All applicants must be free from all forms of financial embarrassment
Applicants must not be ex-convict or having any criminal history or pending court case
All interested candidates must not be pregnant, having flat foot, or fractured body part
Now let’s look at the steps involved in the quest to apply for Nigeria Immigration Service. These steps are explained below.
Visit the website using your computer. Visit Nigeria Immigration Website on www.nisfedcivilservice.gov.ng using the browser of your laptop, tablets and/or Smartphones. Note that only applications submitted through this medium will be accepted and considered by the recruitment team
Create an account. On the site, create an account for yourself using genuine information and activate the account through your email inbox after getting a notification on your email
Application Page. Use the login details created on the step above to login to the application page where you will fill out the online application form. Ensure you use the link provided on your email to active your account first.
Fill out the form. The next step is to carefully fill out the online application form. You will need to fill out your personal information, educational background, professional bodies you belong to and certifications you have, work experiences, and other vital information
Upload your scanned documents. You will be expected to scan and upload all relevant documents like CV, results, professional certifications, passport photograph in JPEG, and other relevant exercises required for the exercise. After this you will have to await their invitation for a Computer-Based Test if you are considered eligible to participate in the test.
To have come thus far in learning how to apply for Nigeria Immigration Service, it is important you understand that all applications are done online and applicants should not pay to anyone for this application. These decisions were taken as a result of the ugly incident that happened on 15th March, 2014 where over 20 casualties were recorded due to poor test coordination, overcrowding and stampede. I believe that this piece has fully explained the processes involved in applying for various positions in Nigeria Immigration Service. As a result, no applicant is expected to pay money for any scratch card as this used to be a normal practice before now. Note that the recruitment exercise involves some physical exercises like sprint to determine who is fit and who is not, therefore you should be prepared for all those. Also, it is a method employed to screen out the large number of applicants and streamline the figure to the actual number they need. Now that you’ve learnt how to apply for Nigeria Immigration Service, I advise you try it during their next recruitment exercise.