Working as a Nigerian Immigration Officer would expose you to many international practices. For this reason and for the fact that there are many unemployed youths in Nigeria, this service is sought by many.

It is however a job that requires resilience, deep patriotism and strong integrity.

You will meet different people from different parts of the world, having varying temperament, perhaps incomplete NIS requirements.

It is your duty to either reject or accept migrants, and that is when you will need the above qualities. In this post, everything you need to know.

REQUIREMENTS FOR IMMIGRATION RECRUITMENT

Every job in Nigeria is very competitive. So stand a chance for any one, you must apply meeting the said requirements.

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years.
  • Male applicants must be up to 1.7 meters while the female applicants must not be less than 1.64 meters.
  • Male candidates should have a fully expanded chest of not less than 0.87 meters.
  • You must be mentally and physically fit. This should be certified by a government certified hospital.
  • Applicants must not be physically deformed or disabled in any sort.
  • Applicants must not be into financial embarrassment
  • Candidates are also required to have clear criminal records ie they must not have been convicted by any court of law.
  • Applicants must be Nigeria citizens either by birth or by decent.

You will not be accepted in you have any of the below physical conditions:

  • Difficulties in hearing
  • Sight problem
  • Flat foot
  • If you had a previous major orthopedic surgery
  • Stammering
  • Pregnant women
  • Fracture

HOW TO APPLY FOR NIS

Candidates who are interested should submit their application online.

  • First, visit www.immigration.gov.ng
  • Navigate to the job advert page
  • Click the “Apply Now” button
  • Read the job requirements and the available positions
  • Go ahead and create your application profile
  • Fill the online application form and upload the needed documents.
  • Get your printouts and wait for the shortlist to be out.

NOTE: You must know that the recruitment has not started. The Service has warned the general public to stay away from any site claiming that the recruitment is ongoing.

The official recruitment will be published on their official site:  Any other site aside this is unofficial and you are advised to stare clear.

WHAT ARE THE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

There are two categories for the academic qualifications required for the job. Make sure that when you are making your application, you choose a job option that matches your qualifications.

CATEGORY A:

This category comprises the West African School Certificate (WASC) or the Senior School Certificate (SSC). You must have a minimum of 3 credits in three subjects of which Mathematics and English must belong.

Another alternative certificate under this category is the NECO or the General Certificate of Education (GCE). But here, you must have 4 credits at one sitting or 5 credits in two sittings.

Included in the subjects you made credits must be English Language and Mathematics.

CATEGORY B

This is higher category from the first. You can either have a National Diploma obtained from a recognized polytechnic or National Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education (A level) obtained from a recognized College of Education.

Also in this category is either a Bachelor’s degree of Higher National Diploma (HND) from a reputable tertiary institution.

If you are under this category, you must provide your NYSC Discharge Certificate or the Exemption certificate.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

There are three categories of the available positions: Superintendent Cadre, Inspector Cadre and the Assistant Cadre.

SUPERINTENDENT CADRE

For the position of the Assistant Superintendent  (ASI II), applicants must possess a minimum academic qualification of a Bachelor’s degree from a known university, in addition to the other requirements listed above.

INSPECTORATE CADRE

For the position of Senior Inspector  (SII), applicants must possess a minimum academic qualification of Higher National Diploma from a recognized polytechnic. Applicants should also possess their NYSC Discharge Certificate or exemption certificate.

For the position of Assistant Inspector (AII), applicants must possess a minimum of National Certificate of Education (NCE) or Ordinary National Diploma (OND). Applicants must also meet other requirements above.

ASSISTANT CADRE

The Assistant III under this cadre requires that applicants possess a minimum of O’Level certificate (SSCE, WASC, GCE or NECO).

RANKS

Here is the list of the ranks from the highest to the lowest:

  1. Comptroller General of Service (CGIS)
  2. Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration Service (ACGIS)
  3. Assistant Comptroller (AC)
  4. Superintendent of Immigration (SI)
  5. Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI)
  6. Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII)
  7. Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII)
  8. Immigration Assistant
  9. Passport Officers

HISTORY

The body was a department in the Nigeria Police Force. But in 1958, it was extracted from Nigeria Police to stand alone as a body. Chief E. H Harrison was first person to seat as the Chief Federal Immigration Officer (CFIO).

Today there are 8 directorates and 7 units in the NIS. These Directorates and Units work in unison to make sure the aim of the agency is achieved.

The body hopes to maintain peace at the Nigeria borders and properly manage migration through the use of modern technologies and migration services, manned by well trained and motivated workforce.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

When will Recruitment start?

The date when the recruitment will start is not yet known. You are advised to disregard every claim by websites claiming that the recruitment is ongoing. You can bookmark this website or subscribe for our newsletter so that we can keep updated.

What is the salary Scale?

Some source said that an officer in the least rank (Passport Officer) receives N30, 000 monthly and the Comptroller-General of the NIS ears up to N3 million per annum.

Who is the Comptroller General?

Muhammed Babandede, MFR is the current Comptroller General of the NIS. He has been in this office since 2016

What is the Highest Rank?

The highest rank in NIS is the Comptroller General, while the lowest rank of the rank of a Passport Officer.

Which is the first African country to introduce the e-passport?

Nigeria is the first African country to introduce the e-passport system.


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