Work Visa checklist

12.12.2022 - Article

Online application via the foreign portal

You hold a university degree or have completed an apprenticeship that is recognised in Germany and you would like to apply for a work visa or the Blue Card (EU)? Then you can easily apply for your visa online via the Foreign Office's Consular Services Portal (the Blue Card (EU) can only be submitted online). After you have uploaded the application and documents, your information and documents will be checked for completeness and any ambiguities will be clarified with you directly via the online portal. At the subsequent appointment at the diplomatic mission abroad, only your identity will be checked, your biometric data (fingerprints and photo) will be recorded and the fee will be paid.


Apply on site at your diplomatic mission abroad

You can also apply for the visa locally at your diplomatic mission abroad. To do this, prepare the documents and then arrange an appointment. The documents will only be checked for completeness at the appointment. If documents are missing, another appointment at the diplomatic mission may be necessary.

All documents must be submitted in the original and with two sets of photocopies.

The originals will be returned at the end of the procedure.

⬜ Two fully completed application forms

Declaration pursuant to § 54 (2) no. 8 in conjunction with. § 53 of the Residence Act, completed and signed

A valid and signed passport (with at least six months of validity remaining, issued within the last 10 years and at least two blank pages).

⬜ Other valid and already expired passports

⬜ Two recent biometric passport photos (size 35 x 45mm) in front of a light background. One of these photos is to be affixed to the application form and one is to be attached loosely.

⬜ 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)

⬜ For non-Nigerian nationals: Nigerian residence permit

⬜ School reports from primary and secondary school/WAEC certificate

⬜ If applicable, evidence of further studies, internships, employment up to the present time.

⬜ If applicable, proof of recognition of your university degree (anabin)

⬜ If available, birth certificates of children and marriage certificate

⬜ A computer-written and personally signed letter of motivation (max. one page)

A detailed computer-written curriculum vitae with information on your acquired diplomas, references and certificates.

Declaration on the employment relationship

⬜ A signed employment contract from a company based in Germany with information on the job, salary and framework conditions

⬜ If applicable, pre-approval from the Federal Employment Agency

⬜ Prepaid return envelope from one of the represented courier companies.

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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