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Schengen Visa checklist

01.12.2022 - Article

All documents must be submitted in the following order as originals and photocopies

Required documents

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)

⬜ 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. 

⬜ 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)

⬜ Current bank statement (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 child(ren)

⬜ If applicable, proof of employment from Nigeria (employment contract, 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. 

Family Visit 

For a family visit, please complete your application with the following documents:

⬜ Invitation from Germany

⬜ 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.

Business visa

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

⬜ Current 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.

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