Research visa checklist
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 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.
⬜ Signed and stamped hosting agreement from Germany
⬜ 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.