Schengen Visa checklist
All documents must be submitted in the following order as ORIGINALS and one set of PHOTOCOPIES
The following documents must be submitted with every visa application:
⬜ Fees (The fee for a Schengen visa is €80 worldwide. It must be paid in cash in Nigerian Naira at the current exchange rate. Card payment is not possible!)
⬜ Completed and signed Schengen visa application form
⬜ Two recent passport photos (in colour, against a light background, standard size 35 x 45 mm)
⬜ NPC birth certificate (if born after 13th December 1992) / certified copy of the local birth register OR affidavit (“declaration of age” deposed to by one of the parents or the head of the family, if both parents are late)
⬜ Valid passport (issued within the last ten years and valid for at least another three months after the end of the journey), for previous journeys also the old passport(s)
⬜ For non-Nigerian nationals: Nigerian residence permit.
⬜ Prepaid courier envelope for the return of the passport
⬜ Health insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000€ and valid for the entire travel period and the entire Schengen area.
⬜ Flight reservation (return flight)
⬜ Proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel reservation)
⬜ If applicable, formal declaration of commitment pursuant to §§ 66 - 68 a AufenthG in the original or proof of own financing of the stay (no cash)
⬜ Up to date bank statements (preferably salary account) for the last three months - Only bank statements issued and stamped by the bank are accepted
⬜ If applicable, proof of land ownership or ownership certificate
⬜ If applicable, marriage certificate
⬜ If applicable, birth certificate(s) of minor child(ren)
⬜ If applicable, proof of employment from Nigeria (employment contract, introduction letter, holiday certificate, salary statement for the last three months, current salary account statement)
⬜ If applicable, COI / COR / Certificate of Incorporation / Registration of the company in Nigeria, MEMO / Memorandum and Articles of Association / Company and Allied Matters Act,
⬜ FIRS / Federal Inland Revenue Service Income Tax Clearance Certificate / Company Income Tax Clearance Certificate of recent years.
For a family visit, please complete your application with the following documents:
⬜ Informal invitation letter from host in Germany (the formal guarantor’s form does not replace the mandatory invitation letter from your host)
⬜ Proof of the family relationship to the inviting person (birth certificate, residence title or identity card of the relevant person in Germany)
⬜ Further documents (e.g. official registration for marriage, baptism certificate, pregnancy certificate), which prove the purpose of the journey.
For a business visa, please supplement your application with the following documents:
⬜ If applicable, invitation from a company in Germany with a copy of the entry from the German commercial register.
⬜ If applicable, proof of the conference, workshop or training or previous business transactions
⬜ Up to date bank statement of the last three months of the company in Nigeria - Only bank statements issued and stamped by the bank will be accepted.
Visa for medical treatment
For a visa for medical treatment, please complete your application with the following documents:
⬜ Proof of sufficient health insurance cover in Germany.
⬜ Confirmation from the doctor from Germany that medical treatment will be carried out in Germany, confirmation of the date and the expected duration of treatment
⬜ Medical documents of the treating doctor from Nigeria
⬜ Proof that the costs for the treatment have already been paid.
For minors (children under 18 years of age)
For a visa of a minor, please complete the application with the following documents:
⬜ If travelling without the custodial parents, a travel permit signed by both parents or the custodial parent and the applicant, as well as a copy of the passport of the parents or the custodial parent.
⬜ If applicable, death certificate of the parent.
⬜ If applicable, divorce decree of the parents.
⬜ Current school transcript or certificate of study with transcripts of the last two semesters
⬜ Application form signed by both parents.
The Embassy and the Consulate General reserve the right to request additional documents if necessary and to have their authenticity verified if necessary.