Where is Immigration office in Abuja?
Nigeria Immigration Service Head office Abuja is located along
Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) was extracted from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1958. The Immigration Department was entrusted with the core Immigration duties under the headship of the Chief Federal Immigration Officer (CFIO). At inception the Immigration 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 was formally established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 171, Laws of the Federation Nigeria). Historically the head of the Department was the Director of Immigration, 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.
Their mission is to have an IT driven security outfit that can conveniently address the operational challenges of modern migration. Also, to render the service of a new sense of direction that can make it relevant at all times to the world security order and global trend.