General information by our consular section
New visa appointment booking system
Please note that the German Consulate in Lagos has introduced a new visa appointment booking system.
Visa appointments are now booked online.
For more information, please check our
The visa appointment booking system
For information on visa requirements, different visa types, the application procedure as well as for downloading the application form please click here:
Please note that with immediate effect only E-Passports (new Nigerian passports) will be accepted for visa applications!
The Nigerian Government announced that with effect of 01.01.2011 old Nigerian passports are no longer valid. As Schengen-Visas can only be issued into passports that are valid until three months after the expiry date of the visa, the Consulate-General will with immediate effect only issue visas into new passports.
Legalisation of Nigerian documents
Due to the lack of security features in Nigerian documents, the legalisation of public documents is suspended. It is replaced by a verification process in which Nigerian public documents are verified by the German Consulate-General in Lagos upon request by a German court or authority. The leaflet contains further information about the procedure.
Verification of Nigerian Documents [pdf, 18.42k]
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Obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more entering or leaving the EU
All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs from 15 June 2007. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tackle crime and improve security by cracking down on money laundering, terrorism and criminality.