1. Make it in germany The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!
  2. "Fight Hunger - worldwide" Against Hunger
  3. Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing
Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

The positive effects of stable economic development and low unemployment figures are clearly being seen: German companies are desperately searching for skilled professionals, especially in the fields of engineering and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). There is a particular need for mechanical and automotive engineers, as well as for electrical engineers.

"Fight Hunger - worldwide"

Against Hunger

The Foreign Office - responsible for the humanitarian aid in the German Federal Government - supports organizations such as the WFP with relief projects. The ultimate aim is to alleviate the suffering of people affected by disasters, crises and wars - regardless of political, military or economic interests. For 2016, 1.1 billion Euros has been earmarked in the federal budget with which the German Foreign Office can finance humanitarian projects worldwide.

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

There have never been so many people who have fled their homes since the end of World War Two. The refugee crisis cannot be solved by national legislation alone but requires an international approach. German foreign policy is thus taking many different steps to improve the current situation.


EU Blue Card

EU Blue Card - Entry visa The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany commensurate with their qualifications.The EU Blue Card, like all longer-term residence permits, is issued exclusively by the relevant foreigners’ authority in Germany. You must apply for the national visa, which is required inadvance, from the Embassy.

Germany in Nigeria

Join Us on Facebook!

We finally launched the German Embassy’s Social Media presence on Facebook. Please like, share and spread the word with everyone interested in Germany and our Embassy!  Connect with us there to learn more about the Embassy’s activities, receive press information or just have an exchange with us! You can find us here:


More than 15,000 refugees have been turned away

European refugee crisis 2016 Enlarge image Hundreds of refugees are waiting in the old Athens airport building (© picture alliance / dpa, © dpa) Between January and July 2016, more than 15,000 people were turned back at the German border because they did not meet the requirements to enter legally.

People who travel to Europe and Germany illegally are putting their lives at risk.

Anyone who enters Germany illegally in search of work and a better life will not be allowed to stay.

Rejected asylum-seekers will be deported, receive long-term travel bans for the Schengen area and must pay their deportation costs themselves.


Sept. 17th (Lagos) and 18th (Abuja): German Rapper Megaloh comes to Nigeria

The German Missions in Nigeria are proud to present Megaloh and DJ and producer Ghanaian Stallion. Together they will bring their unique sound of German Rap with Nigerian and Ghanaian influences to Lagos and Abuja. Come to their shows on September 17th in Lagos or September 18th in Abuja!

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Open Day at the German Foreign Office

From town-hall meetings with Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth, to DJ workshops and classical music – the German Foreign Ministry’s Open Day has a lot to offer curious visitors.

Consular Section Abuja: changed opening hours!

Please note that from August 8th 2016 onwards the opening hours of the consular section of the German Embassy Abuja will change. Standard consular services (passport applications, signature certifications, copy certifications) will be provided from mondays - thursdays 09.30-11.30 am without appointment. Visa applicants as well as birth and marriage registrations continue to need a prior appointment!

If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment please contact the consular section directly.

Thank you very much for your kind understanding!

Congenital Deformity Babies Foundation

Small Scale Fund of the German Embassy in 2016

Each year the German Embassy in Abuja finances a number of selected projects in the framework of its small scale fund.  Key aspects for the selection of the projects are their sustainability and their positive impact on the society, especially for the underprivileged and the one’s in need.

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Refugees whose asylum applications have been turned down have to leave Germany

The flow of refugees to Germany continues. In 2015, more than a million asylum-seekers registered here... that’s the highest number ever. However, not all of them are granted residency.

Germany's New Global Role - Berlin steps up

In a personalized article published in the July/August-issue 2016 of "Foreign Affairs"-magazine German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyzes why Germany has won influence in the globa policy.


Rumours about Germany currently circulating in Nigeria

Rumours that all asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in Germany get asylum easily and can stay in Germany are untrue! What is true is that each single case will be examined by the authorities and decided on its own merits. Anyone who is not granted a right to stay must leave Germany. It’s also very important to know that there is no such thing as economic asylum in Germany.

European refugee crisis 2016


#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

Contact details of the German missions in Nigeria

Please find the contact details and opening hours of the German Embassy in Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos here.

Contact details of the German Embassy in Abuja

Opening hours for consular matters without appointments:

09.30-11.30 a.m.

Access for visa applications on appointment only!

German Embassy in Abuja

9, Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street

Abuja F.C.T.

P.O.Box 5177
Abuja, F.C.T

00234 9 220 8010/11/12
00234 706 410 8800 or -805 880 8800

Contact details of the Consulate General in Lagos

Opening hours of Consular Section

8.00-11.00 a.m.
Emergencies only

Opening hours of Visa Section

7.00-12.00 a.m.

Please note that an appointment must be booked for visa as well as consular services.

German Consulate General in Lagos

15, Walter Carrington Crescent

Victoria Island



00234 1 280 9966
00234 1 280 9969
0049 30 1817 67232

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck

Ambassador Mr Bernhard Schlagheck

Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck was appointed Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2016.

The Consul General in Lagos

Ingo Herbert, Generalkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Lagos

Since September 2015, Ingo Herbert has been the German Consul General in Lagos.

Important Information for visitors!

Dear visitors to the German Embassy Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos, please read the following important information.

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

New Logo of DW News

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.


Topical dossier on “Trends and Perspectives”


Current media library on deutschland.de

Information portal for foreign professional qualifications

LOGO Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Enlarge image (© BMWi) The BQ-Portal is the central information service for foreign professional qualifications in Germany. In this work platform competent bodies, companies and interested immigrants with training can better assess and evaluate foreign educational and training qualifications.

Foreign applicants may request a certificate of equivalence of their vocational or university qualification here.

Deutsche Welle - Germany's international broadcaster

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Deutsche Welle, or DW, is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information in 30 languages – among them English and Hausa! Culture, education and Europe; those are some of the focal points. Via television, radio and the internet DW classifies facts, explains contexts and analyzes background information.

Latest News from the German Information Centre Africa

Germany is the Land of Ideas, but also a cultural, educational, sporting and environmental hub in Europe. It also retains a prominent profile on the world's economic and political front. Keep up with the fast-paced and multifaceted changes of this dynamic nation on this newsfeed.

German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Dec 9, 2016 2:21 PM

'Basic Instinct' director Paul Verhoeven to head Berlin film festival jury

Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, who also directed "Robocop" and "Total Recall," will preside over the jury at the upcoming Berlinale, Berlin's major film festival.

Dec 9, 2016 1:44 PM

Transparency International calls for fuller disclosure of German politicians' supplemental income

A report by the German office of Transparency International draws attention to potential conflicts of interest among German lawmakers. The organization called for more disclosure rules in the Bundestag.

Dec 9, 2016 12:41 PM

Cold drip coffee: a trend conquers Berlin

Berlin's many coffee bars are facing stiff. So some have decided to try their luck with cold drip coffee, slow brewed and served with ice. It's time-consuming, but the effort seems to tickle the taste-buds.

Dec 9, 2016 12:33 PM

WADA report confirms 'institutional conspiracy' in Russian sport doping

WADA's independent investigator Richard McLaren has said that more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in or benefited from widespread doping manipulation. This came in his second report on doping in Russia.

Dec 9, 2016 10:51 AM

Dealing with post-truth politics: 'Postfaktisch' is Germany's Word of the Year

Every year, the Society for the German Language in Wiesbaden selects a term that reflects current political and social issues. "Postfaktisch," or "post-truth" politics was a phenomenon observed worldwide in 2016.

Dec 9, 2016 10:32 AM

#DailyDrone: Murnau

The harvest is in and winter is here. The #DailyDrone today explores landscapes around Murnau.

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