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Key Points

  • New guidelines for expatriate quota positions as of January 24, 2022


On January 24, 2022, the government of Nigeria released new guidelines for expatriate quota positions. Under these new requirements, companies that have been granted expatriate quotas with Permanent Until Reviewed (PUR) status will be required to:

  • Re-submit any copies of letters of approval for PUR status to the Office of the Deputy Director of the Citizenship and Business Department. These copies will need to be submitted by February 28, 2022
  • Submit monthly returns on the use of expatriate quota positions online through the government’s website

The government will also introduce inspection fees to comply with local immigration laws.

What are the Changes?

The government of Nigeria published new guidelines for expatriate quotas on January 24, 2022. These changes will allow the government of Nigeria to determine the eligibility of a foreign national on a PUR status and determine the period in which a foreign national has held a PUR status.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Nigeria’s website for the latest updates and information.

Source: Ministry of Interior, Nigeria

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