Nigeria Immigration Service Our Core Mandate

Our Core Mandate

The Nigeria Immigration Service is responsible according to the act establishing it for:

  • The control of persons entering or leaving Nigeria

  • The issuance of travel documents, to bona fide Nigerians in and outside Nigeria

  • The issuance of residence permits to foreigners in Nigeria

  • Border surveillance and patrol

  • Enforcement of laws and regulations with which we have been directly charged.