GuidelinesGuidance Documents to get you started

These guidelines are to enable applicants obtain detailed provisions of how to undertake their requested service from NAFDAC. The guidance documents are categorized based on product type and do provide detailed information on: Application, Facility Inspection, Documentation, Labelling, Tariff (Fees) and Timelines.

TitleProduct TypeCategoryStatus
Quality Guidelines for Registration of Pharmaceutical Products[26381]Drugs (medicines)Quality Guidelines (R&R)Published
Guidelines for Issuance of Additional Permit to Import Laboratory and Industrial ChemicalsChemicalImport Permit (CER)published
Guidelines for Issuance of Listing Certificate for Chemical Marketers (New applicants)ChemicalListing Certificate (CER)Published
Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Clear for Restricted and Agro ChemicalsChemicalClearance Permit (CER)Published
Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Import Laboratory and Industrial ChemicalsChemical Import Permit (CER)Published
Guidelines for Renewal of Import Permit for Laboratory and Industrial ChemicalsChemical Import Permit Renewal (CER) Published
Guidelines for the Issuance of Import Permit for Restricted and Agro ChemicalsChemical Import Permit (CER)Published
Guidelines for the Renewal of Listing Certificate for Chemical MarketersChemicalListing Certificate Renewal (CER)Published
Guidelines for Warehouse InspectionChemical GMP Inspection Requirement (CER)Published
Guidelines for Obtaining Permit to Clear Narcotic drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Drug Precursors_NarcoticClearance Permit (NCS)Published
Guidelines for Obtaining Permit to Clear Precursor ChemicalsNarcoticClearance Permit (NCS)Published
Guidelines for Obtaining Permit to Import Narcotics, Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Drug PrecursorNarcoticImport Permit (NCS)Published
Guidelines for Obtaining Permit to Import Precursor ChemicalsNarcoticImport Permit (NCS)Published
Guidelines for Obtaining Permit to Import Schedule 1 Narcotic DrugsNarcotic Import Permit (NCS)Published
Guidelines for Warehouse InspectionNarcoticGMP Inspection Requirement (NCS)Published
Guidelines for the Advertisement of NAFDAC Regulated ProductsRegulated ProductsGMP Requirement (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Imported Animal FeedsRegulated ProductsImport Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Imported CosmeticsCosmeticsImport Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Imported Drug ProductsDrugs (medicines)Import Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Imported FoodFoodImport Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Imported Herbal Remedies, Dietary SupplementsHerbalImport Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Imported Medical DevicesMedical DeviceImport Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Imported PesticidesRegulated ProductsImport Registration (R&R)Published
Gudelines for the Registration of Herbal Remedies and Dietary Supplements made in NigeriaHerbalLocal Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for Registration of Animal Feeds made in NigeriaRegulated ProductLocal Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for Registration of Medical DevicesMedical DeviceLocal Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Cosmetics made in NigeriaCosmeticsLocal Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Drugs made in NigeriaDrugs (medicines)Local Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Food products and packaged water made in NigeriaFoodLocal Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Registration of Pesticides made in NigeriaChemicalLocal Registration (R&R)Published
Guidelines for the Inspection of WarehousesVeterinaryGMP Requirement (Inspection)Draft
Guidelines for the Inspection of Facilities for Manufacture of Veterinary DrugsVeterinaryGMP Requirement (Inspection)Draft
Guidelines for Listing of Animal Feeds Toll Millers & Requirments for Toll Milling FacilityVeterinaryGMP RequirementDraft
Guidelines for Listing of Animal Feed Toll Millers & Requirments for the Toll Milling Facility (Renewal)VeterinaryGMP Requirement (Renewal)Draft
Guidelines for Lisiting as Pesticides, Agrochemicals, Fertilizers, Bio-Fertilizers & Bio-Pesticides Marketers (New Applicant)VeterinaryGMP Requirement (New Applicant)Draft
Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Import Field Trial SamplesVeterinaryImport PermitDraft
Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Import Feed Supplements, Feed Concentrates, Feed Additives, Premixes, Fish Meal (Renewal)VeterinaryImport PermitDraft
Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Import Feed Supplements, Feed Concentrate, Feed Additivies, Premixes, Fish Meal (New Applicant)VeterinaryImport PermitDraft
Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Import Bulk Pesticides, Agrochemicals and FertilizersVeterinaryImport PermitDraft
Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Import Bulk Pesticides, Agrochemicals and Fertilizers (Renewal)VeterinaryImport PermitDraft
Guidelines for Inspection of Local Manufactured Animal Feed, Pet Food & PremixesVeterinaryGMP Requirement (Inspection)Draft
Guidelines for Inspection of Facility for the Manufacture of Veterinary Medicinal Cosmetics in NigeriaVeterinaryGMP Requirement (Inspection)Draft
Guidelines for Inspection of Facilities for the Manufacture of Medicated FeedVeterinaryGMP Requirement (Inspection)Draft
Guidelines for Inspection of Facilities for Manufacture of Veterinary CosmeticsVeterinaryGMP Requirement (Inspection)Draft
Guideline for Listing of Pesticides, Agrochemicals, Fertilizers, Bio-Fertilizer and Bio-Pesticides Marketer (Renewal)VeterinaryGMP Requirement Draft
Guidelines for Handling and Disposal of Unwholesome Medicines and Other NAFDAC Regulated ProductsDrugs (medicines)GMP Requirement (I&E)Published
Guidelines for Inspection of Small Scale EnterprisesFoodGMP Inspection Requirement (FSAN)Published
Guidelines for Inspection of Micro Scale Enterprises in NigeriaFood GMP Inspection Requirement (FSAN)Published
Guidelines for Inspection of Facilities for Manufacture of Food ProductsFoodGMP Inspection Requirement (FSAN)Published
Guidelines for Inspection and Requirements for Bread Manufacturing FacilityFoodGMP Inspection Requirement (FSAN)Published
Guidelines for Inspection and Requirements for Packaged Water Facility in NigeriaFoodGMP Inspection Requirement (FSAN)Published
Guidelines for Clearance of Imported Donated Items at Ports of Entry in NigeriaRegulated ProductImport Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Clearing Imported Bulk Food, Animal Feed and Food Raw Materials at the Ports of EntryFoodImport Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Clearing Imported Controlled Narcotics Substances, Pharm Raw Materials & Restrcited ChemicalsNarcoticsImport Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Clearing Imported Finished Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical & Herbal Products (Human & VeterinaryHerbalImport Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Clearing Imported Regulated Food (Including Global Listing for Supermarket Items & Restuarant OperatorsFood Import Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Clearing of Cosmetics and Medical DevicesCosmetic, Medical DevicesImport Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Clearing of Imported General Chemicals and Raw MaterialsChemicalImport Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Export Approval for NAFDAC Regulated Products and Food Stuff not Pre-packaged for Personal UseFood, Other Regulated ProductsExport PermitPublished
Guidelines for Fast Track Clearance of Imported Regulated Products and Bulk Raw MaterialsRegulated ProductsImport Clearance Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Issuance of Authorization on Letter of No-Objection and Approval to Open Form M & PAARRegulated ProductsImport Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Issuance of Export Approval for Samples for Machine TrialsRegulated ProductsExport Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for the Issuance of Export Certificate for NAFDAC Regulated ProductsRegulated ProductsExport Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for the Issuance of Health Certificate for Exportation of Processed and Semi-Processed Food CommoditiesFood Export Permit (PID)Published
Guidelines for Post Marketing Survelliance NigeriaRegulated ProductsGMP Requirement (PV/PMS)Published
Guidelines for Procurement & Managemnt of MAS SchemeRegulated ProductsMobile Authentication Service (PV/PMS)Published
NAFDAC Guidelines on Good Pharmacovigilance PracticeRegulated ProductsGMP Requirement (PV/PMS)Published
Guidelines for Labelling Regulated ProductsGMP Labelling (R&R)Published
Guidelines on Registration Requirement To Establish Interchangeability of Generic Pharmaceutical Products Regulated ProductsRegistration Requirement (R&R)Published
Guidelines on Variation To a Registered Pharmaceutical Product Regulated ProductsGMP Requirement (R&R)Published
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