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All about the German Embassy in Nigeria: The traveler’s guide

by Baderinwa Adedamola

The German embassy in Nigeria

The German consulate general is one of 183 foreign representations in Nigeria and one of 49 foreign representations in Lagos. The embassy is charged with all processes relating to the travel and visa application of Nigerians to Germany. It oversees all processes; hence, prospective applicants are advised to avoid agents.

German consulate Lagos address: How to reach the Consulate

15, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island – Lagos, Nigeria

Email address: nfo@lago.diplo.de

Website address: www.nigeria.diplo.de

The German consulate, Lagos is empowered to serve as an Administrative district for the following states in Nigeria:

Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo, Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Abia, Delta, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and Cross River

Germany Embassy in Nigeria. What documents are required for Visa?

All visa applicants traveling to Germany as their main destination have to apply at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos in person.


Documents required for a German Visa include

  • Passport

Your passport has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months before the due date to be eligible to apply for a Schengen Visa for Germany.

  • Photo Requirement

Two photos are required per application form. Photos have to apply to certain criteria (When taking the photo for a visa make sure that your face takes 70 to 80 percent of the whole photo. This corresponds to a height of 32 – 36mm. If your face measures less than 27mm or more than 40mm on the photo than it will be rejected)

  • Accommodation

Proof of booked and paid accommodation in Germany is to be sent to the Embassy/Consulate together with all the other documentation. If you are staying with friends/relatives, a copy of their ID and Passport, as well as proof that they can support your stay, is mandatory.

  • Transportation

Purchased return ticket within the planned duration of your trip is required, plane or otherwise.

  • Travel Health Insurance

Valid health insurance covering the total number of days you will be staying in Germany is mandatory.

  • Itinerary

If the purpose of the travel is tourism/leisure you must also send a copy of your detailed itinerary.

  • Bank Statement

A formal statement of your financial situation from the bank for the last 3 months is mandatory.

  • Verification of Nigerian Documents

The Consulate General does not carry out the necessary investigations with its staff. Trustworthy and reliable Nigerian lawyers are charged with the investigations. The evaluation and conclusion of the investigation reports, however, are done by the Consular Officer of the Consulate General.

Download checklist for Document verification

Download certification of documents for university applications in Germany

German visa appointment booking in Nigeria

The visa application form as well as the appointment booking are free of cost. The only fee incurred (related to the visa procedure) are the visa fees. The booking and registration of your appointment will only take a few minutes. Thus, take your time to read the information carefully, as your appointment may be canceled in case of disregarding the requirements.  

In any case of family application, each applicant must have a separate booking/registration. To avoid any malpractice, only one appointment can be booked per person and a new booking can only be allocated after one month.

In situations where applicants cannot provide the minimum required documents: fully completed visa application form, 1 passport photograph, passport, and the application fee in cash you may be rejected. Only the submission of a complete application with all documents according to our leaflets guarantees prompt processing of your visa application.

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German embassy Lagos: What time to go there?

Opening hours of the German embassy Lagos

  • Monday- Friday-7:00-12:00 a.m.
  • Sat-Sun- Closed

Due to the high demand for appointments for the national visa, applicants have to wait for an appointment with the German embassy. You can see vacant appointment dates in the calendar, applicants can select and book the desired appointment (either the earliest one or at a later time/date of your own choice). You have to choose a date and a time-frame (e.g. from 09:00 to 09:30 am). It is not possible to get earlier appointments than shown online. It is imperative to note, that appointment requests by telephone and email will not be answered. Hence, it is advised to appear at the Embassy before your time-frame. Otherwise, the entry cannot be granted to avoid long waiting times for the other customers. You have to enter a valid email address and your correct passport number to receive a reservation confirmation by email.


  • Baderinwa Adedamola

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