The Federal Republic of Nigeria has announced the opening of twenty-eight new Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Alien Card (CERPAC) centers. It is expected that these centers will accelerate processing times for both first-time and renewal CERPAC applications, thereby helping the Nigeria Immigration Service to fulfill its mandate of timely processing of such applications.

The implementation time frame is immediate and will be ongoing. This change affects foreign nationals and employers who need to acquire or renew a CERPAC. Ultimately, the Nigerian government hopes that these centers will increase foreign investment by expediting the process of delivering work permits to companies.

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