Nigeria

Living and
Working in Nigeria

Connect with fellow expats in Nigeria
Join exciting events and groups
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Paul Zimmerer

"InterNations is a fantastic community for expats and a must for anyone preparing to move abroad. I recommend it to all my fellow Germans overseas."

Stella Munúa

"This site is just what I was looking for when I moved to Lagos. Thanks for all the advice and support that helped us to settle in Nigeria."

Working and living in Nigeria with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Nigeria? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Abuja, Kano or some other international Nigerian city?

The expat relocation to Nigeria is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the incredibly biodiverse areas surrounding Calabar, getting to know how Nigerian folks celebrate the Eyo festivities in the Lagos area, or acquiring a taste for Nigeria’s popular dishes like jolof rice…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Nigeria. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Switzerland to living in Iceland.

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Reliable Information about living and working in Nigeria

Relocating to and living in Nigeria necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Nigerian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Nigeria: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Nigerian income tax law?ʺ, ʺIs there an international school outside Lagos?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Abuja?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Nigerian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Nigeria is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Nigeria is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Nigeria. Various topics are covered in our Nigeria Expat Guide from travel and accommodation, to education & children or housing and household, up to administration & finance. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhat is the best way of hiring your personal driver?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Nigeria? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in New Zealand or working in Saudi Arabia!

From tax consultants to serviced apartments –
Advice on living and working in Nigeria

In addition, our expat listings for Nigeria include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like tax consultants or serviced apartments. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Nigeria. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Ẹ n lẹ, hello, ilo la, lafia lau, among our InterNations members living and working in Nigeria.

Paul Zimmerer

"InterNations is a fantastic community for expats and a must for anyone preparing to move abroad. I recommend it to all my fellow Germans overseas."

Stella Munúa

"This site is just what I was looking for when I moved to Lagos. Thanks for all the advice and support that helped us to settle in Nigeria."

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