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Volunteer visa checklist

12.12.2022 - Article

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).

⬜ 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.

⬜ Birth certificate/ certified copy of the local birth register extract or affidavit (“Declaration of Age”) of one parent or the head of the family. 

⬜ 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.

⬜ A signed contract for a voluntary social year

⬜ Proof of accommodation

⬜ 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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