The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has witnessed series of changes since it was extracted from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1958.
The Immigration Department, as it was known then, was entrusted with the core immigration duties under the headship of the Chief Federal Immigration Officer (CFIO). The department in its emergent stage inherited the Immigration Ordinance of 1958 for its operation. At inception, the department had a narrow operational scope and maintained a low profile and simple approach in attaining the desired goals and objectives of the government. During this period, only the Visa and Business Sections were set up.
On August 1st, 1963, Immigration Department came of age when it was formally established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 171, Laws of the Federation Nigeria ). The head of the department then was the Director of Immigration. Thus, the first set of Immigration officers were former NPF Officers. It became a department under the control and supervision of the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs ( FMIA ) as a Civil Service outfit.
Since that time the service has come a long way in its march toward reformations and restructuring to be better positioned for the implementation of modern migration management.
The structure has been changed to accommodate added responsibilities as well as emerging regional and sub-regional political alignments. The implication was the introduction of the ECOWAS and African affairs/bilateral division. Similarly aliens control and border patrol management were added to the responsibilities of the service.
Furthermore the service was saddled with the responsibility for the issuance of all Nigerian travel documents.
Pursuant to its mandate to assist the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) in conducting a fresh Recruitment Exercise, the Presidential Committee to Assist in the Immigration Recruitment Exercise, hereby invites application from suitably qualified candidates for appointment into the following vacant positions in the Nigeria Immigration Service:
Immigration Assistant III (IA3) – CONPASS 03
CATEGORY C: IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT CADRE – Immigration Assistant II (IA3) – CONPASS 03
MIN REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
- 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;
- 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. Candidates with any of the following medical cases need not apply:
- Sight problem;
- Hearing difficulties;
- Previous major orthopedic operation;
- Flat foot;
- Fracture, stammering or any other natural disability;
- Be free from any form of financial embarrassment;
- Be of good character and must not have been found guilty of any criminal offence;
Candidates applying for this position must possess any of the following:
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
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.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Qualified Applicants can complete the application online (PCs, Laptops, Tablets and Smart-Phones)via FCSC Recruitment Portal: www.nis.fedcivilservice.gov.ng
The web portal will be open to accept applications from Monday, February 9th, 2015 through Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMIITED VIA THE ABOVE WEB-PORTAL WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT.
In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Committee, this recruitment exercise does not recognise any and all prior submitted applications. To be considered for appointment, candidates must submit fresh applications using the above referenced web portal.
NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION. ANY PERSON WHO SEEKS TO SUBMIT APPLICATION OR OBTAIN APPOINTMENT VIA OTHER MEANS DOES SO AT HIS/HER OWN RISK.
As for March 2017, the Nigerian Immigration has not started any recruitment exercise for 2017. Please note that when we know any new information about Immigration recruitment 2017/2018, we will immediately update it.