Nigerian TWP Visa
Nigerian TWP: Temporary Work Permit
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The TWP (Temporary Work Permit) visa is issued according to the dates as specified on your contract and typically allows for a single entry.
The TWP visa is for companies and organisations wishing to engage in services of expatriates for short period assignment are required to apply direct to the Comptroller–General in Abuja for visa/entry permits for such expatriate. This is the temporary work permit visa and it is not issued without reference to the Controller–General Immigration. If such applications are submitted at the Nigerian missions abroad, they will be referred to the Comptroller–General of Immigration for approval. The temporary assignments which are eligible for such approval include:
-Erection /installation work;
-Repairs of machinery/equipment;
-Auditing of accounts;
-Research work and such other assignments as may fall into this category.
The visa is normally approved by cablegram sent through NITEL offices in Nigeria to the Mission from where it will be issued. The cost of the transmission is borne by the company/organization applying for the facility. The TWP Visa is given for a further period, upon application to the Comptroller–General of Immigration who will determine the desirability of such an extension.
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