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Transit 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.


⬜ Fees (The fee for a transit 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 application form

⬜ 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.

⬜ 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)

⬜ Birth certificate

⬜ For non-Nigerian nationals: Nigerian residence permit 

⬜ If applicable, visa for the country of destination

⬜ Health insurance with a minimum. 30,000 and valid for the entire duration of the trip and the entire Schengen area

⬜ Flight reservation (outward and return flight)

⬜ Current bank statement for the last three months - Only bank statements issued and stamped by the bank are accepted.

⬜ If applicable, proof of real estate ownership 

⬜ 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 bank statement of salary account)

⬜ 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 the last years.

⬜ If applicable, proof of ownership.

⬜ Prepaid envelope for return of passport


For minors (children under 18 years of age)

⬜ For travel without the custodial parents, a travel authorisation signed by both parents or the custodial parent and the applicant, and 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 certificate 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, if necessary, to request additional documents and, if necessary, to have their authenticity verified.

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