Recruiters Licence

Recruiters Licence

In order to operate a recruitment agency or to function as a recruiter in Nigeria, the Labour Act CAP L1, LFN 2004 makes it mandatory to obtain a Recruiters Licence from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment. You may download a copy of the Labour Act, CAP L1, LFN 2004 by clicking here. All recruiters are to read the entire contents of this Act and become familiar with its provisions.

There are two (2) major categories of Recruiters Licenses issued by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment:

  1. Recruiters Licence for Domestic Operations

  2. Recruiters Licence for International Operations

RECRUITERS LICENCE FOR DOMESTIC OPERATIONS

This Licence enables its holder to operate an employment agency in any part of Nigeria only. It does not permit the employment agency to operate outside the borders of Nigeria. To apply for this Licence, you should first familiarize yourself with the entire contents of the Labour Act, CAP L1, LFN 2004.

Download Application Form for Recruiters Licence for Domestic Operations by clicking here.

RECRUITERS LICENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS

This Licence enables its holder to operate an employment agency in any part of Nigeria and for placement of Nigerians in jobs abroad. Because of the intricate nature of this type of business, holders of this type of Licence are to comply with a different set of rules for transparency and accountability. To apply for this Licence, you should first familiarize yourself with the entire contents of the Labour Act, CAP L1, LFN 2004.

Download Application Form for Recruiters Licence for International Operations by clicking here.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RECRUITERS LICENCE

Please note that additional requirements and fees are applicable to anyone applying for recruiters’ licence for international placement (see requirements on Application Form)

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REQUIREMENTS

1

APPLICATION LETTER

2

PROPERLY FILLED APPLICATION FORM

3

PAY INTO THE BANK THE SUM OF N5,000 AND PRESENT A PHOTOCOPY OF TREASURY RECEIPT

4

MEMORANDUM   AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION: OBJECT CLAUSE MUST INCLUDE  LABOUR OUTSOURCING/RECRUITMENT/LABOUR CONTRACTING

5

A COPY OF THE MANAGEMENT PROFILE TO ASCERTAIN THE COMPETENCE OF MANAGEMENT

6

PHOTOCOPY OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

7

PRE-REGISTRATION INSPECTION REPORT BY STATE LABOUR OFFICE

8

EVIDENCE OF REGISTRATION WITH PENSION FUND ADMINISTRATOR

9

COPY OF CONTRACT WITH CLIENT COMPANY (IES)

10

SAMPLE COPY OF CONTRACT LETTER OF APPOINTMENT FOR BOTH PERMANENT AND NON - PERMANENT STAFF

11

THREE COPIES OF COMPANY HANDBOOK / CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

12

EVIDENCE OF HEALTH INSURANCE OR MEDICAL ALLOWANCE

13

BANK GUARANTEE / INSURANCE BOND FOR NUMBER OF WORKERS RECRUITED

14

NAMES, ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF COMPANY DIRECTORS

15

REGISTRATION WITH NIGERIA SOCIAL INSURANCE TRUST FUND (NSITF) AND EVIDENCE OF RENEWAL

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EVIDENCE OF REGISTRATION WITH A REGULATORY BODY IN SECTORS OF FOCUS

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TRAINING POLICY FOR EMPLOYEE/RECRUITED PERSONNEL

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NAME(S) OF UNION(S) WORKERS SHALL BELONG TO

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SECTORS OF OPERATION

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WHEN THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE MINISTRY, A BANK PAYMENT OF =N=200,000 (IN RESPECT OF CATEGORY 1 ON THE APPLICATION FORM) AND =N=200.000 (IN RESPECT OF CATEGORY 2 ON THE APPLICATION FORM) IS REQUIRED. YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PHOTOCOPIES OF RECEIPTS IN RESPECT OF ALL PAYMENTS.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Additional Requirements are applicable to anyone applying for Recruiters Licence for International Placement (See additional requirements attached to the Application Form).

Those applying for renewal of licence should also note that an additional requirement of submitting a Quarterly Report Form is mandatory.

You may download the Quarterly Report Form by clicking this link.

REPORT ACTIVITIES OF UNLICENSED RECRUITERS ON NELEX

We do everything possible to ensure that you do not meet unlicensed recruiters on NELEX, nevertheless if by any chance you come into contact with such persons, tactfully reject their offer(s) and report the matter to NELEX@labour.gov.ng . We assure you that your report shall be handled professionally and confidentially.