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Nigeria Immigration (NIS) 2015 Shortlisted Candidates for CBT – See List

The 2015 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) list of shortlisted candidates for recruitment aptitude test has been released by the NIS authorities. The names published for the exams is available online.

Candidates are to note that the aptitude test will be written via Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

How To Check the Nigeria Immigration (NIS) 2015 Shortlisted Candidates for CBT:

1) Visit the Nigerian Immigration recruitment portal via the link below;

2) Click on the Shortlisted for Exams button on the Menu tab,

3) Search for your name from the search box available.

2015 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Aptitude Test (CBT) Details

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have announced that the 2015 recruitment aptitude test will be written by applicants via Computer-Based Test (CBT).

Mr Chukwuemeka Obua, the Public Relations Officer of the service, who made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday, said that this was to prevent a re-occurrence of the 2014 recruitment where a stampede was recorded at various centres across the country due to large crowd of applicants.

He said the CBT would also be used to conduct the examination in order to test the computer literacy level of applicants.

The spokesman said that applicants would not be required to bring any writing materials; rather, they would only need their password which was the registration number to log into the computer, answer the test and submit online.

Obua said after the test, successful applicants would be contacted individually and asked to report to designated immigration offices across the country where they would be further examined.

“At this stage, we will do the physical examination to check the height, presence of any physical disabilities and general state of health of applicants to ensure that they are fit to carry out their duties when employed.

“Documents of applicants will also be reviewed during the examination after which successful candidates will be contacted online informing them of their acceptance into the service,” he said.

It will be recalled that the applications for recruitment into the NIS commenced on February 9 and closed on March 22. (NAN)

2015 Nigerian Immigration Service Recruitment Exercise Details:

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 (NIS):

Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI II) – CONPASS 08

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Candidates applying for this position must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University preferably in the following disciplines: Geography, French/other Foreign Languages, Humanities and other subjects relevant to Migration Management.

Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII) – CONPASS 06

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Candidates applying for this position must possess any of the following:
i. National Diploma (ND) obtained from a recognized institution.
ii. Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognized institution; or
iii. General Certificate of Education (Advance Level) in two (2) subjects obtained at one sitting or three (3) subjects obtained at two sittings.

Immigration Assistant III (IA3) – CONPASS 03

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Candidates applying for this position must possess any of the following:
i. 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
ii. 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.


1. Be a Nigerian citizen by birth or descent;
2. Not less than 18 years or more than 35 years of age;
3. Not less than 1.7 metres in height for male and 1.64 metres for female;
4. Have a fully expanded chest measurement of not less than 0.87 metres;
5. Be certified by a Government Medical Officer to be physically and mentally fit for appointment into the Service;
6. Not suffering from any form of mental or physical disability. Candidates with any of the following medical cases need not apply:
7. Sight problem;
8. Hearing difficulties;
9. Previous major orthopedic operation;
10. Flat foot;
11. Fracture, stammering or any other natural disability;
12. Be free from any form of financial embarrassment;
13. Be of good character and must not have been found guilty of any criminal offence.


Qualified Applicants can complete the application online via the FCSC Recruitment Portal:


A. 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.



The web portal will be open to accept applications from Monday, February 9th, 2015 through Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.


Secretary to Presidential Committee to Assist in Immigration Recruitment
For: Honourable Chairman

About the NIS:


  1. Our resolve is to have an IT driven security outfit that can conveniently address the operational challenges of modern migration.
  2. To give the immigration service a new sense of direction that can make it relevant at all times to the world security order and responsive to global migration trend.


History of the Nigeria Immigration Services 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.

The service embraced the use of ICT in its operations with the introduction of the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens card (CERPAC). Ever since the service has taken giant strides in the use of ICT in it processes and operational procedures, notably the introduction of online payment for its facilities, in other words e-revenue collections by the service popularized this mode of revenue collection, leading it to become a Federal Government policy.

Earlier on the Service created a website with the domain name This was in a bid to create a platform for interaction and dissemination of information about its operations to a wide ranging clientele.

The introduction of machine readable electronic passports in 2007 was a landmark achievement by the service in that Nigeria became the first country in Africa to introduce the e-passport and among the first forty countries in the world to do so. The embrace of the e-passport has become a major tool in the fight against trans-border criminality as the e-passport contains the biometric details of holders thus making it easy for detection of persons travelling under false identities or compromised travel documents especially as the service is poised to introduce the PKD at our borders which has been approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

In due recognition of Nigeria Immigration Service’s stride as exemplified above, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the global body that regulates standards for travel documents admitted Nigeria into its board as the sole African representative.

Currently the country is cutting over Machine Readable Passports (MRP) to the electronic passport (e-passport) which initial deadline was December 2010 but now extended to April 2011.

As a result of the above development, e-passport machines have been installed in all the states of the federation and some missions abroad while efforts are still ongoing to deploy e-passport machines to all our missions abroad, the Nigeria Immigration Service has been sending its personnel for passport intervention to all regions of the world in line with the Federal Government foreign policy of citizen diplomacy. This implies taking the mobile passport issuing equipment to acquire and process passport for Nigerians in Diaspora.

Another significant achievement in the realm of ICT development is the establishment of a well-equipped forensic laboratory for the examination of travel documents and monetary instruments. It is also to be noted that NIS personnel manning this laboratory are highly skilled due to the fact that they have been exposed to a lot of trainings locally and internationally on document fraud detection and techniques.

The role played by our development partners in attaining the above achievements is acknowledged with gratitude. These bodies include the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the European union (EU), the ECOWAS commission, just to mention but a few.

From the inception of service in 1963 till date, the service has had twelve Comptroller Generals.


  • Portal

    list of appointed candidates into nigeria immigration service 2015 out.

  • Maxwell Kwando

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  • Gabriel Atu Denis

    Please admin, help me check if my name is among those called up for NIS training.

  • Amesi Patrick

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  • Ihesiulor Martins .c.

    We have been searching our email, and can’t find applicant’s letter please help

  • Kenethobi


    – List of shortlisted candidates for Computer-Based Aptitude Test from the Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Exercise.
    -The under listed applicants have been short-listed for computer-based aptitude test.

    – They are hereby invited to participate in the computer-based aptitude test that will take place between April 20th and 25th 2015 at designed examination centres across the country.

    -(An email with Applicant’s letter attached has been sent to applicant’s registered email address, all applicants must present this letter for accreditation on the date and time at the exam centre specified in the letter).
    -For Best Search Result, Make Sure You Are Checking Your Names With Desktop/PC And Not Mobile Browser.

    Nigeria Immigration Service Past Questions and Answers has been compiled to help those sitting for Nigeria Immigration Service aptitude test in Nigeria.

    This Past Questions will give you an insight on how NIS set their questions and the format they use.
    Knowing what to expect and practising over and over would help you develop an effective test strategy; improve your speed, accuracy and confidence.

    1) Which of following is the core duty of the Nigeria immigration.
    (a) Persecuting offenders (b) enforcing of Laws (c) issuance of all Nigerian travel document (d) deporting of foreigners.
    2) The NIS was brought out of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in
    (a) 1946 (b) 1956 (c) 1958 (c) 1964.
    3) The NIS was formally established by the act of parliament in
    (a) 1963 (b) 1957 (c) 1964 (d) 1976.
    4) The first African country to introduce E-passport was
    (a) South-Africa (b) Ghana (c) Liberia (d) Nigeria.
    5) How many comptroller general has the NIS gotten since the inception till date.
    (a) 10 (b) 12 (c) 8 (d) 15.
    6) The present comptroller general of NIS is
    (a) Umar Dahiru (b) Uhuru Kayidee (c) Boniface Cosmos (d) David Parradang.
    1.C 2.C 3.A 4.D 5.B 6.D 7.

  • Reuben

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    1. Reuben, keep trying, it should be that the server traffic is high with so many people trying to log in.

  • Zaharaddeen Lawan

    i am stil checkin for my name

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