The cost for a residence permit for Foreign residents in Nigeria has been increased.
The Federal Government hiked the cost of the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card from $1,000 to $2,000, for foreign residents who wished to obtain the document.
The new price was effected last week by the Ministry of Interior, with many foreigners claiming they were unaware of the development.
Some foreigners had visited the banks to pay the old rate of $1,000 but were informed that the document can now be acquired for $2,000.
The CERPAC card is mandatory for foreigners who are either residing or working in Nigeria or visiting for long periods (that is beyond 56 days) and seamen who stay ashore beyond 28 days and valid for a year.