Onsite immigration documentation inspections temporarily suspended in Nigeria

The new Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), who was recently appointed by the Nigerian president, has temporarily suspended the inspection of immigration documents by NIS officials.

The decision comes in light of complaints of internal departmental conflict and potentially unethical inspections.  Inspections are expected to resume more rigorously as soon as the internal issues have been addressed.   

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Employers should maintain full immigration compliance during the temporary suspension of inspections and should report any unscheduled onsite visits by officials.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK