Further to the enactment of the Nigerian Immigration Act 2015 (“Immigration Act”), the Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retired), launched the new Immigration Regulations 2017 (the “Regulation”) today, March 20, 2017.

    The Regulation will assist in the implementation of the Immigration Act as well as strengthen the capacity of the Nigeria Immigration Service to tackle migration related problems and ensure strict compliance with extant provisions of the law with particular focus on checking human trafficking, border security and employment of Immigrants.

    The Regulation, which is likely to take effect immediately, shall affect, inter alia, all Foreign Visas/Permits.

    Whilst we conduct a robust review of the Regulation, Companies, HR’s and Immigration Advisors should be aware of this development and its potential impact on their businesses.

     It should be noted that this alert is for general information only. It is not offered as advice, on any particular matter, whether legal, procedural or otherwise.

    For more information on this alert, please contact Kunle Obebe, Partner at or your usual contact at Bloomfield Law Practice. 

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    We are delighted to announce the tenth-year anniversary of Bloomfield Law Practice (“Bloomfield”). From our humble beginnings, Bloomfield continues to grow from strength to strength in Nigeria and the global market. We would like to thank God for the Grace that has seen Bloomfield through the many years; starting as a dream to serve, to its current state. We would also like to thank our clients who believed in our desire to serve and gave us the opportunity to be their trusted advisors.

    Further, I would like to thank my partners, Ayodele Oni and Adedoyin Afun who bought into the Bloomfield vision and have injected a fresh drive to build an institution that would outlive us.

    Additionally, I would like to thank both the past and current legal practitioners and administrative staff that have helped to build Bloomfield in one capacity or the other.

    As we celebrate this wonderful milestone, our desire to act as trusted advisors to our clients is further regenerated and our hope is to leave an indelible mark in the African market, wherein the name, Bloomfield, is synonymous with excellence in provision of legal services.
    Adekunle Obebe, Managing Partner