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Compliance Notes -Nigeria


Company Letter Head
Nigerian company law provides that every company shall on its letter head, state in legible characters the particulars of directors of the company, the nationality of its directors (if not Nigerian), the address of the company, and the
company’s registration number.

Company Seal
Every company may choose whether to have, or to use a common seal which must have its name engraved on it in legible character. The seal should be kept in safe custody at all times and be used only with the authority of the Directors.

Business Immigration

There are three main categories of work authorization in Nigeria; as stated below,

  • Long Term Work Authorization “CERPAC” (one year)
  • Short-Term Work Authorization “TWP” (Sixty Days)
  • ECOWAS Card (Two Years)

A Temporary Work Permit (TWP) is applicable where a company in Nigeria intends to employ an expatriate
employee to undertake short-term work. Companies that need to engage the services of foreigners for short
assignments shall procure the TWP.