Temporary Work Permit

Application Procedure:

How to apply for Temporary Work Permit (TWP)


Experts invited by Corporate Bodies to provide specialized skilled services, such as after sales Installation /Commissioning/ Upgrading/Maintenance/Repairs of equipment and machinery, Training /capacity building for Nigerian staff, Audit of machinery/ equipment and financial records

Requirements for Temporary Work Permit

  • Visa approval Letter (pre-approved visa letter) valid for 90 days from the date of issuance
  • Passport with 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages for visa endorsement
  • 2 passport sized photographs (35/40mm) on a white background taken within the last 6 months.
  • Duly completed Visa Form IMM22
  • Evidence of payment of Visa fee


90 Days

NB: Applicant(s) can be invited for interview

How to Apply for Temporary Work Permit

Step 1 (Email Process):

Application is strictly via email. All application and requirements as stated below should be forwarded to:



  1. Corporate Body in Nigeria files a formal request to the CGI on your behalf stating the following:
  • Name of visitor
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Purpose and duration of visit
  • Mission where Visa is to be issued
  • Acceptance of Immigration Responsibility

2.  The application shall be attached with the following documents in support of the application:


  • Company profile*
  • Certificate of Incorporation*
  • CAC 2 & 7*
  • Copy of Data page of the Expatriate’s Passport
  • Evidence of existing contract or purchase / importation of machinery or equipment
  • Any other relevant document

NB: In the case of TWP, approval will be forwarded to the Mission receiving the application.


* These requirements are for first time applications only.

Step 2:

Pay online here and print payment receipt.

NB: Successful online payment is NOT AN APPROVAL for TWP

Step 3:

Affix 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:

  1. Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
  2. In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
  3. In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident.
Timeline for CGI’s approval

Maximum of 48 hrs from receipt of application.


See table of fees here