1. Helmut Kohl Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl
  2. Brandenburger Tor in Berlin Enjoy the summer in Berlin!
  3. In der Lehrwerkstatt Working, training and studying in Germany
Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European..."

Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

Enjoy the summer in Berlin!

Germany long had a reputation for being staid, sedate and provincial. Being cool and “in” was not the main quality Germans were credited with. Berlin, though, is a different matter: for years now, the Spree metropolis has seen a constant influx of creative workers, artists, scientists and academics from across the globe. Especially in summer, hosts of young people flock to Berlin from all over the world

In der Lehrwerkstatt

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. Germany has carried out numerous reforms to make immigration easier. There is a wealth of information about Germany as an immigration destination online. This collection of links and information should help you to get started in your research. You will find all you need to know, from visa requirements to work permits, recognition of foreign qualifications and the most in-demand jobs, to practical tips on living in Germany.

Soccer Tournament for New Kuchingoro Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp

Soccer Tournament for the benefit of New Kuchingoro Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp Abuja

In May the German Embassy organized a Soccer Tournament for International and IDP-teams in Abuja. The New Kuchingoro IDP/Refugee Camp fielded 5 excellent teams, squaring off against squads from the Embassies of Germany, Argentina/Finland and Adam Smith International (UK). The partnership with the New Kuchingoro IDP camp came about in February 2016 when the Former German President Joachim Gauck visited the IDP camp.

State Secretary Markus Ederer and Permanent Secretary Sola Enikanolaiye co‑chairing the meeting of the working group on policy of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission

Working group on policy of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission meets at the Federal Foreign Office

State Secretary Dr Markus Ederer received his Nigerian counterpart Permanent Secretary Sola Enikanolaiye at the Federal Foreign Office on Thursday (8 June). Ederer and Enikanolaiye co‑chaired the fifth meeting of the working group on policy of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission. The fight against terrorism and radicalisation, the EU-Africa Summit in autumn of 2017, United Nations reform and the human rights situation were on the agenda of the high-level working group.

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

Latest News from the GIC Africa

The German Information Centre Africa is part of a network of nine GICs in key regions of German foreign policy. It is designed to enhance the flow of information to those in Africa interested in Germany. The GIC presents today's modern, innovative Germany with its multi-faceted and close links to Africa. 

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Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20

Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations. That is why we are standing for a seat in the United Nations Security Council 2019/20 - "an organization more important than ever," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier.

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Guardian of our Values: The German Constitutional Court

The German constitution protects the basic rights of every person in Germany. These rights are watched over by Germany’s highest judicial instance, the Constitutional Court.

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

Emigrate

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:

https://www.facebook.com/GermanEmbassyAbuja/

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.

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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.

Achtung

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

#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 ...

German Embassy Abuja and Consulate General Lagos closed on Monday, 26 June!

Kalender

Please note that the Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General Lagos including their consular and visa sections will remain closed on Monday, 26 June 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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:

Day
Time
Mon.-Thu.
09.30-11.30 a.m.
Sa.-Sun.
closed

Please note that as from January 1, 2017 on, an appointment will be requested for all legal and consular services. Please click here , to access the appointment booking system.

Organization
German Embassy in Abuja
Address

9, Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street
Maitama

Abuja F.C.T.

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

Phone:
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

Day
Time
Mo.-Thurs.
8.00-11.00 a.m.
Fr.
Emergencies only
Sa.-Sun.
closed

Opening hours of Visa Section

Day
Time
Mo.-Fr.
7.00-12.00 a.m.
Sa.-Sun.
closed


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

Organization
German Consulate General in Lagos
Address

15, Walter Carrington Crescent

Victoria Island

Lagos

Nigeria

Phone:
00234 1 280 9966
Fax:
00234 1 280 9969
0049 30 1817 67232

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

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

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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.

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Current media library on deutschland.de

Deutsche Welle - Germany's international broadcaster

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Daily News from Germany - www.deutschland.de

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Information about German foreign and European policy and major domestic issues.