Mohammed-Babandede-NIS Immigration boss
Mohammed-Babandede-NIS Immigration boss

NIS Releases Immigration Procedures for Travellers

In line with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) guidelines on international travel, all persons crossing our international border are to comply with the procedures on passenger clearance as contained in the Immigration Act, 2015 and Immigration Regulation 2017.

2. The Introduction of Migration Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS) in clearance of passenger has made it necessary for passengers to undergo the following clearance procedures:
a) Appear before an Immigration Officer at Immigration Counter in person.
b) Submit National Passport and other relevant documents the Officer might request
c) Present self to Immigration for biometric capture and provide demographic information.
d) When a passenger is travelling with a minor, he/she is expected to present the minor to immigration for documentation.

3. In view of the above, it is mandatory for all departing passengers to present themselves for clearance two (2) hours before departure of the aircraft. The attitude of some passengers arriving the Immigration Counter late will not be accepted.

4. It is important to note that after Immigration clearance, a passenger is deemed admitted or departed Nigerian territory. This means no passenger will be allowed to leave the Immigration Control Area after departure clearance.

DCI Sunday James pcc
Service Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller General of Immigration