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Immigration Recruitment 2023: Application Form Portal, Requirements and Guide

In this post, we give you all the information you need about Immigration recruitment 2023. Here you will see the official immigration recruitment portal, application requirements, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Nigeria Immigration recruitment is done every year. Therefore, if you are among the millions of Nigerians who dream of a career with Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), then this post is for you. In this post, I have taken time to give a breakdown of what it feels like to work with the NIS, the duties and responsibilities of the service, its recruitment process, requirements, application guideline and tips to succeed in the recruitment process.

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About Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is a migration focused security agency established in 1 August 1963 by an Act of Parliament when Nigeria was still practicing the parliamentary system of government. It is this Act, which has undergone amendment in 2014 and 1015 that states the responsibilities and regulate the operation of the Nigeria Immigration Service. NIS has its headquarters at Shehu Shagari Complex, Airport Road, Sauka, Abuja, F.C.T., Nigeria.   Nigeria Immigration Service maintains high standards of discipline among its officers and expect same from visitors who daily troop into its offices nationwide to transact their migration related businesses. Wondering what those migration related businesses are? Read the next heading.

What Are The Responsibilities of Nigeria Immigration Service?

The statutory responsibilities of the Nigeria Immigration Service are stated in section 2 of the immigration Act, 2015 which include:

  1. Issuance of travel documents such as Nigerian Passport to Nigerian citizens home and abroad
  2. Issuance of residence permit to foreigners in Nigeria
  3. Control of persons entering and leaving Nigeria
  4. Strict border surveillance and patrol
  5. Enforcement of immigration laws within their jurisdiction
  6. Performance of military duties within and outside as occasion demands according to the dictates of the immigration Act.

Leadership History at NIS

From its establishment in 1963, the Nigeria Immigration Service had been headed by 3 Chief Immigration Officers, 4 Directors of Immigration and 10 Comptrollers-General of Immigration Service, totaling 16. All the above nomenclatures represent the same office and perform similar duties as heads of the NIS. The current Comptroller-General of NIS is Muhammed Babandede who has been in office since 2016.

Career Overview in Nigeria Immigration Service

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is a highly dignified and somewhat elitist agency. It is also perceived by many Nigerians as one of the most highly paying military organization in the country. Evidence could be the trooping number of candidates who jostle for employment into the service annually. It can also be measured by the incidence of 2014 where about 16 out of the 6.5 million candidates died across the nation while scampering for the 4,000 vacant positions in the service. Overcrowding at recruitment centers and impatience of applicants according to sources like Wikipedia are reported to have been the causes of the stampede that led to the deaths of the applicants and several others who were injured.

The Nigerian Immigration Service still has the highest number of applicants year in and year out. Immigration staff in Nigeria are among the most respected and revered security agents in the country. If you intend working with the NIS, you must develop a high level of discipline as the agency is famous for that like I stated before.

Ranks in Nigeria Immigration Service

Ranks in Nigeria Immigration Service include the Comptroller-General of Immigration who is the overall head of the agency, Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration who assists the head, Superintendent of Immigration who is next in rank, Assistant Superintendent of Immigration who assists the Superintendent, Senior Inspector of Immigration, Assistant Inspector of Immigration and Passport Officer who is the lowest ranking officer of the Immigration Service.

Salary Structure of NIS

Although the salary of the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service is as high as N3 million per annum and that of a Passport Officer as low as N30, 000, the salary of a graduate in the service is according to voice of Nigeria is about N150, 000 excluding other benefits and allowances. That salary range is attractive enough to draw the massive number of applicants the service receives annually and the scam and recruitment scandals rocking town.

Immigration Recruitment Positions and Requirements

The vacant roles and requirements are listed as follows:

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Category A:

Superintendent Cadre: Superintendent of Immigration (SI) compass 11 professional (Doctors): Applicants must possess first degree in MBBS from a recognised institution of higher learning and NYSC discharge/exemption certificate,” the post reads.

Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) CONPASS 10 professional (pharmacists): Applicants must possess a first degree in Pharmacy from a recognised institution of higher learning and a NYSC discharge/exemption certificate.

Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI) CONPASS 08: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent from a recognised institution.

Category B:

Inspectorate Cadre: Assistant Inspector Immigration (All) General Duty CONPASS 06; Applicants must to be holders of a National Diploma (ND), NCE or Advance NABTEB obtained from recognised institutions.

Category C:

Assistant Cadre: Immigration Assistant; (IA I11) CONPASS 03 General Duty: Applicants must be holders of GCE Ordinary Level, SSCE/NECO, GCE or its equivalent with a minimum of 4 credit in not more than two (2) sittings, which must include English and Mathematics.

Immigration Assistant III (IA III CONPASS 03 Artisans: a) motor driver b) Mechanic: Applicants must be holders of ordinary level SSCE or its equivalents and appropriate trade test certificate.”

NIS Recruitment Process

The Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment is usually done online where applicants are to visit the Nigeria Immigration recruitment portal: https://cdcfib.career to fill out and submit the application form. Simply follow the instructions strictly as they fill the immigration recruitment form. Applications are to be submitted within four weeks of vacancy publication.

Requirements for NIS Recruitment

Below are the requirements candidates must possess before applying for the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment:

All applicants must:

  • Be Nigerian by birth
  • Have National Identity Number (NIN)
  • Be medically fit
  • Present a certificate of medical fitness from a government hospital
  • Pass drug test
  • Be of good character and must not be an ex-convict
  • Be free of financial embarrassment
  • Not be older than 30 years old except Doctor and Pharmacists who must not be above 35 years of age
  • Be at least 1.65m tall or 1.6m for female
  • Have chest measurement of not less than 0.87m for men
  • Be computer literate
  • Ensure that certificates are declared and accepted at recruitment centers as they are not going to be accepted thereafter

Above are the requirements for Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment.

“Applicants must be Nigerians by birth; have national identity card; applicants must be holders of requisite qualifications and certificates; must be fit and present certificates of medical fitness from government recognised hospitals,” the agency said.

“Must be of good character and must not be convicted of any criminal offences; be required to pass drug tests; applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years with exception to doctors and pharmacists who must not be more than 35 years; Applicants height must not be less than 1.65 for female and 0.87 for men.”

How to Apply for NIS recruitment

Applications are no longer submitted at the various recruitment centers across the federation as before, but through the Nigeria immigration service recruitment portal: https://cdcfib.career

Tips to Get Successfully employed at NIS

  • Show intense passion for the job
  • Act like whom you want to become. Behave like Immigration officer in manner, talk and walk.
  • Adhere to instructions as carefully as you can
  • Do not delegate your application activities to anybody. Try to do it yourself to avoid mistakes.

Final Words

A career with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) could be very rewarding and fulfilling but scaling through the recruitment process could be daunting. That daunting task has been carefully dealt with in this post as we’ve taken time to present a breakdown of the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment process, requirements, application guidelines, overview of the Nigeria Immigration Service, career potential, salary structure and success tips for the recruitment process. Your success is guaranteed provided you stay tuned as we feed you with latest updates as it develop.


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Samuel Udo

Samuel Udo is a graduate of Political Science. A Creative/Freelance Writer and Public Commentator whose articles have been published in top print media such as 'The Pioneer Newspapers'. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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