Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment: Requirement & Qualifications

The article contains information about the general requirements for Nigerian citizens that would want to join the Nigeria Immigration Service.

This article contains the important  Nigeria Immigration Service application guild lines, requirements, qualifications and conditions.
Nigeria Immigration Service NIS 

Q1: What is the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and when was it formed?

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) was extracted from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) way back it August, 1958. 
The NIS was formerly called the Immigration Department.

Q2: What is the main duty of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)?

The duties of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) include:

Control of persons entering or leaving Nigeria.

The issuance of travel documents, including Nigerian passports, to bonafide Nigerians within and outside Nigeria.

The issuance of residence permits to foreigners in Nigeria
Border surveillance and patrol.

Enforcement of laws and regulations with which they are directly charged; and

The performance of such para-military duties within or outside Nigeria as may be required of them under the authority of this Act or any other enactment.

Q3: I want to join the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS),what are the general requirements?

A: Listed below are the general requirements for enlisting into the 
Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)
  • Be a Nigerian citizen by birth or descent
  • Not less than 18 years or more than 35 years of age.
  • Not less than 1.7 metres in height for male and 1.64 metres for female.
  • Have a fully expanded chest measurement of not less than 0.87 metres.
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  • Be certified by a Government Medical Officer to be physically and mentally fit for appointment into the Service.
  • Not suffering from any form of mental or physical disability.
  • Be free from any form of financial embarrassment.
  • Be of good character and must not have been found guilty of any criminal offence.
  • Individuals with the following physical deformities are not legible to enlist into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
  • Sight problem
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Previous major orthopedic operation
  • Flat foot
  • Fracture, stammering or any other natural disability
  • Pregnant women

Q4. What is the Academic requirement for O level entry into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)?

Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Academic Qualifications for non officers (O level entrance)
West African School Certificate (WASC) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with Credits in not less than three (3) subjects including English and at least passes in two (2) other subjects; or

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National Examination Council (NECO)/General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with passes in four (4) subjects obtained at one sitting or five (5) subjects obtained at two sittings including English Language.)

Q5: What is the general requirements for university and polytechnic graduates seeking to enlist into the Nigerian Immigration Service?

  • Applicants for the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment must be Nigerian by birth.
  • Applicants must be medically fit and present certificate of medical fitness from a government hospital.
  • Applicants for the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment must be free from financial embarrassment.
  • Applicants for the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment must be between the ages of 18-30 years.
  • Applicant’s height must not be less than 1.65m for males and 1.60m for females.
  • Applicant for the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment must be of good character and must not have been convicted of a criminal offence and must not be a member of a secret society/cult.
  • Applicant’s chest measurement of not less than 0.87m for men.
  • Applicants with any of the following disabilities need not apply for the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment:
  • Impediment in speech (stammerer/dumb)
  • Gross malformed teeth
  • Knocked knees
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  • Bent knees
  • Bow legs
  • K-legs
  • Flat foot
  • Limb legs
  • Bent arms/deformed hands/fracture
  • Defective eye sight (squint-eye, crossed eye, one-eyed and total blindness)
  • Amputation of any part of physical body
  • Hearing impaired (deaf)
  • Hunched back
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Medical challenges and any other physical deformity not mentioned
  • Applicant must possess minimum of first degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • NYSC discharged certificate
If your a Nigerian by birth and you met the above criteria, all you have to do is to wait for the next Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise and apply.