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Student 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 after the procedure has been completed.


⬜ Two fully completed application forms

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

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

⬜ 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).

⬜ 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

⬜ Further valid and already expired passports

⬜ School reports from primary and secondary school / WAEC Certificate

⬜ If applicable, proof of further studies, internships, gainful employment up to the present time

⬜ If available, birth certificates of children and marriage certificate

Expired residence titles (if you have lived in Germany before)

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

⬜ A computer-written and personally signed letter of motivation

⬜ Admission from a German university

⬜ If applicable, enrolment in the language course at the appropriate level 

⬜ Proof of funding (blocked account with a minimum disposal sum of 934€/month, letter of commitment with credit rating “proven”, scholarship)

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


Additional documents for minors (applicants under 18 years of age)

⬜ Parents' passports

⬜ A signed declaration of consent from both parents (in German or English), which permits
1. allows the applicant to travel to Germany to study
2. allow the applicant to withdraw money from the blocked account set up in Germany

⬜ If applicable, death certificate of parents

⬜ If applicable, divorce decree of the parents.


The Embassy and the Consulate General reserve the right to request further documents if necessary and to have their authenticity verified if necessary.

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