The Nigeria Immigration Service “NIS” salary structure is like that of the NSCDC, the Police, Custom service and other paramilitary organizations. The Nigeria Immigration service salary structure is quite different from that of the Navy, Air force and the Army. This salary structure works on the basis of the Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure abbreviated as “CONPASS.”
Ranking system of the Nigeria Immigration Service
- Comptroller General Immigration Service (CGIS)
- Assistant Comptrollers General (ACGI)
- Superintendent of Immigration (AC)
- Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI)
- Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII)
- Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII)
- Immigration Assistant (IA)
- Passport Officers
Ranking system of the Nigeria Immigration Service in greater details
Comptroller General Immigration Service
This is the highest officer in the Nigeria Immigration Service. Therefore, only one person can have this degree at a time. The post is appointed by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They will be renewable for four years, depending on the level of performance of first tenure.
Assistant Comptrollers General
This is the second highest level of the Nigeria Immigration Service and is usually handed over to some officers who committed themselves as assistant to the Control general. They direct the main arms of the NIS and report to the Comptroller General.
Superintendent of Immigration
The Assistant controller is the third highest of the NIS, right next to the Assistant general controller. He’s superior to the superintendent of immigration, and he’s a senior officer in the service.
Superintendent of Immigration
The superintendent of immigration is a high degree of immigration, which is just below assistant comptroller. It’s the second lowest grade of the official immigration cadre who’s just above the Assistant superintendent of immigration.
Assistant Superintendent of Immigration
This is the lowest rank of officer in the service where graduates are recruited. All service officers start at this level and make their way.
Senior Inspector of Immigration
It is the highest non-commissioned rank of the Nigeria Immigration Service. In addition, it is the highest grade that enlisted service personnel can reach. All non-commissioned officer retire at this rank or before they reach it.
Assistant Inspector of Immigration
This is the second highest rank not commissioned in the service and the third lowest of all ranks. Staff with this rank are under the Assistant Inspectors.
This is the second lowest level of Immigration Service. It is superior to the lowest rank but inferior to the other ranks. People of lower rank are promoted to this rank after fulfilling the conditions of promotion.
This is the lowest level of Immigration. Non-commissioned personnel are recruited to this degree and make their way into the ranks.
Nigeria Immigration Salary Structure
The Comptroller General salary of the Nigerian Immigration Service (highest rank in the service) earn up to an annual pay of ₦3 million while Passport officers starting salary can be as little as 30,000 Naira per month. The average salary a Immigration Service in Nigeria will earn as a graduate should at least be ₦150,000 per month with other attached benefits and bonuses.
For those who wish to apply to the service, you should know that the recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service is normally an annual exercise, and is usually published in the newspapers and also on the recruitment website of the immigration.
It is free because you do not need to pay anyone if you want to join immigration in Nigeria.