Nigeria: Expatriate Quota Position Guidelines

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • New guidelines for expatriate quota positions as of 24 Jan. 2022  


On 24 Jan. 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 28 Feb. 2022.  
  • Submit monthly returns on the use of expatriate quota positions online through the government’s website.  

The government will also introduce inspection fees in order to ensure that companies comply with local immigration laws.  

What are the Changes?  

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

Looking Ahead  

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

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.