List of Ranks in Nigeria Immigration Service and their Salary

The Nigerian Immigration Service is an agency of the government charged with the responsibility of migration management in Nigeria. Ranks in this service are categorized into commissioned officers cadre and non-commissioned staff of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

As an agency of the government that handles migration management in Nigeria, the Nigerian Immigration Service provides the following services: preparation of international passports, convention travel documents, visas, ECOWAS travel certificates, residence permits, and visa on arrival processing. The service has a progressive ranking structure, which means that one gets promoted as they give their best in the service. Likewise, the salary structure accommodates increases as one gets promoted in the service.

What are the Ranks in Nigerian Immigration Service?

The ranks in the Nigerian Immigration Service are basically 14 in number. The Federal Comptroller General of Immigration (FCGI) is the most senior rank, while the Immigration Assistant stands as the lowest rank in the service.

There are two rank structures in the Nigerian Immigration Service, and they are the officer and the non-officer cadre. The officer rank structure has the Comptroller General of Immigration rank as the highest attainable rank. Likewise, the non-officer cadre can only attain the rank of Director of Immigration as the highest rank.

List of Ranks in Nigeria’s Immigration Service

  • Immigration Assistant (IA)
  • Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII)
  • Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII)
  • Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI I)
  • Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI II)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI)
  • Superintendent of Immigration (SI)
  • Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI)
  • Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (ACI)
  • Deputy Comptroller of Immigration (DCI)
  • Comptroller of Immigration (CI)
  • Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration (ACGI)
  • Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration (DCGI)
  • Federal Comptroller General of Immigration (FCGI)

A Detailed Look At The Nigeria Immigration Service Ranks

Commissioned Officers

Below are the ranks under the officer’s rank structure and what it is:

Comptroller General of Immigration

This is the NIS’s highest-level officer. Only one person can hold this title at a time, and the head of the service is appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They are given a four-year contract that is renewable if they do well during their first term.

Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration (DCGI)

This is the second-biggest rank in the NIS officer rank structure and is held by a few officers who work as Comptroller General’s assistants. They are in charge of the NIS’s principal arms and report to the Comptroller General.

The DCGI performs any duty that may be assigned by the Federal Comptroller General of Immigration. The rank remains the highest rank attainable by promotion in the service.

Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration

This rank stands as the third in the rank levels of the commissioned officers of the immigration service. Also, the rank serves as part of the helping hands needed by the Comptroller General of Immigration.

Comptroller of Immigration (CI)

This is one of the highest ranks in the Nigeria Immigration Service. This rank can be held by different people in different regions of the country. The Comptroller of Immigration controls a region of the service units.

Deputy Comptroller of Immigration

The rank assists the duties of the comptroller of immigration of any region. Anybody under this rank takes orders from the CI and represents the CI in his absence. This rank heads the state office of Nigerian Immigration and reports back to the comptroller in the region.

Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (ACI)

This rank works directly with the Deputy Comptroller of Immigration by assisting with the core functions of the DCI. Anyone in this rank gathers reports from different NIS offices within a state and reports them to the DCI.

Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI)

This is a rank attainable by years of service as a superintendent of immigration under several units of the service. At least one must have served for 3 years and above to merit the rank of Chief Superintendent of Immigration.

Superintendent of Immigration (SI)

Anyone in this rank must have served several years in the immigration service for at least seven to nine years. It is expected such an individual must have passed through the ranks of Assistant Superintendent level 1 and 2, up to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Immigration.

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Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI)

The rank of a deputy superintendent of immigration is there to assist the superintendent of immigration directly. It takes a few years of active service as an Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II to attain the rank.

Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI II)

This is the second rank an officer of immigration can achieve after a few months or years after being inaugurated in the service. At this point, the officer works directly with the deputy superintendent of immigration.

Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI I)

This is the lowest rank in the category of commissioned officers of the immigration service. The major rank requirement is basically a university degree and other requirements from the service.

Non-Commissioned Officers

The non-commissioned officer rank of the service is a very important aspect of the service. These are the officers that are fully active in the daily activities of the service. This category starts from the lowest rank, which is the Immigration Assistant to the Senior Inspector of Immigration rank.

Any certificate below a first degree from the university qualifies you to apply. Below are the ranks under the non-commissioned officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service:

Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII)

This is the highest rank among the non-commissioned officer ranks. To attain this rank demands years of service from the lowest rank of non-commissioned officers. Attaining this rank for a non-commissioned officer calls for retirement at any moment.

Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII)

The rank is the second in the level of ranks for non-commission staff. This is attained after three years as an Immigration Assistant.

Immigration Assistant (IA)

This is the last rank for non-commissioned officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service. After passing the training during the recruitment process, one is given the rank of Immigration Assistance. They mostly serve as passport officers in different immigration offices.

What is the Salary of NIS Staff in Nigeria?

The staff of the Nigerian Immigration Service are well remunerated. Their salary structure is accompanied by other allowances and benefits. This is one of the reasons why lots of people clamor for a chance to serve in the Nigerian Immigration Services.

Below are the estimated annual salary of members of the Nigerian Immigration Service according to their ranks:

  • Federal Comptroller General of Immigration (FCGI)
  • Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration (DCGI)
  • Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration (ACGI) receives from N2,272,288 to N2,464,560 annually
  • Comptroller of Immigration (CI) receives from N1,759,921 to N1,966,281 annually
  • Deputy Comptroller of Immigration (DCI) receives from N1,619,447 to N1,825,589 annually
  • Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (ACI) receives from N1,225,584 to N1,405,449 annually
  • Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI) receives from N1,158,172 to 1,325,234 annually
  • Superintendent of Immigration (SI) receives from N1,094,027 to N1,252,038 annually
  • Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) receives from N1,012,562 to N1,143,539 annually
  • Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI I) receives from N939,310 to N1,056,416 annually
  • Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI II) receives from N858,956 to N986,991 annually
  • Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII) receives from N483,014 to N567,065 annually
  • Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII) receives from N357,385 to N411,454 annually
  • Immigration Assistant (IA) receives N374,259 annually

Nigeria Immigration Service Allowances and Benefits

Employees of the Nigerian Immigration Service get benefits and allowances in addition to their annual basic salary. It is important to note that not all agency employees are entitled to the entire amount. There are some specific duties and tasks that attract additional allowances, but all employees will receive the ones labeled ‘general allowances.’

A rent allowance will not be included in the pay of officers who live in government-provided premises for the service. In the absence of a rent allowance, it is the responsibility of the government to provide housing for its personnel.

List of the Allowances and Benefits for Nigerian Immigration Service

  • Transport allowance
  • Utility allowance
  • Hazard
  • Uniform maintenance
  • General allowance
  • Housing allowance
  • Personal aid allowance where applicable

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