Visa information



Student Visa appointments will not be booked via email anymore!

Instead, please use the link for the appointment booking system (see link on the right!)

This change will become effective from March 4th on, all inquiries sent on/before March 3rd will be processed!


We strongly recommend you not to book an appointment if you do not hold all of the following documents:

-       Valid letter of admission or conditional admission

-       Proof of sufficient funds(guarantor’s form or German/European scholarship)or proof of blocked account opening

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Application procedure

Apart from a few exceptions, all visa applications have to be submitted at the Consulate General in Lagos. Please find more information on the application procedure here.


Long term visa

For stays in Germany for over 90 days, a long term - or national - visa has to be applied for. Please find more information on the different types of long term visas and their requirements here.

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Short term visa

For short term stays in Germany (less than 90 days) - e.g. visiting friends and family or attending a business meeting - a Schengen visa has to be applied for. Please find more information on the different categories and required documents here.

The visa appointment booking system


Book a date and time for your visa appointment at the German Consulate General in Lagos.

The online application form for a Schengen visa

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VIDEX enables you to complete your application form for a Schengen visa (short term stay) online. After completion, please print out the application form for your visa appointment.
Please find the link to VIDEX, the questionnaire and guidelines on how to use VIDEX here:

The application form for a long term visa

VIS - Visa Information System

For your visa appointment for a long term stay in Germany (more than 90 day), please find the application form and questionnaire to be filled here:

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.

Contact the Visa section

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Do you have any further questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us!