The Federal Government has increase the price of the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (Green cards) to $2,000, stunning immigrant who desire to get the paper.
The new cost was carried out a week ago without notice by the Ministry of Interior, an improvement that supposedly gotten numerous immigrant unprepared.
It was discovered that numerous immigrant had gone to the banks to pay the former amount of $1,000 for the paper, however were told that the paper is presently sold for $2,000.
The CERPAC paper is compulsory for foreigners who are either living or working in Nigeria or on a visit for elongated time (that is past 56 days) & sailors who stay aground past 28 days.
The paper which is created by a firm, Continental Transfer Technique Limited for the Nigeria Immigration Service, is legitimate for a year.
The Federal Government gain N1.2 billion between 2016 & 2017 from the selling of the papers to immigrants.
Various origin clarified that the immigrants were shocked by the price increasement which they asserted oblivious of.
A source stated, “Many of the foreigners could not obtain the card last week on hearing that the price had been hiked by 100 per cent by the Ministry of Interior. Most of them simply went back home because they were shocked by the development which they felt was uncalled for.”
However the Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, revealed he had no data on the advancement, assuring to discover amid the week.