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15.11.2022 - Article

General Information

The Embassy in Abuja issues passports to German nationals who are resident in the following states of Nigeria: Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Koggi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara.

The Consulate General in Lagos issues passports to German nationals who are resident in the following states of Nigeria: Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and River.

Application

Both the German Embassy in Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos require pre-booked appointments for passport matters. Please make sure to book your appointment using our booking system.

Booking system Embassy in Abuja

Booking system Consulate general in Lagos

If you cannot keep an appointment and wish to cancel it, please inform us through our contact form.

Required documents

All documents must be submitted in the original with a copy at the time of application. This also applies if the same documents have already been submitted to the embassy or the consulate general for another purpose. Documents that are not in German or English must be accompanied by a German translation by a recognised translation agency.

  • A duly completed passport application form 
  • Two recent passport photograph according to biometric specifications (format: 35 x 45 mm). You can find more specifications here.
  • Current passport
  • Proof of legal residence in Nigeria, such as Nigerian visa/permanent residence permit or Nigerian passport (for dual citizens only)
  • Deregistration certificate from your last place of residence in Germany (“Abmeldebescheinigung”)
  • If applicable, German Certificate of Naturalization (“Einbürgerungsurkunde”)
  • If you possess a citizenship certificate (even if expired), please submit it with your application
  • Birth certificate
  • If applicable, marriage certificate (if your name changed through marriage or if you wish to change it)
  • Pre-paid self-addressed envelope 

Please note that additional documents might be necessary in the single case. If this applies for you, you will be asked to submit them after you have filed your application.

Fees

The fees for issuing a new passport are set in euros worldwide. However, they must be paid in the local currency (Nigerian naira). The conversion is made at the respective daily exchange rate, which you can ask at the embassy or the consulate general. The fees can only be paid in cash, credit card payment is not possible.

Base fee for applicants under the age of 24

37,50 EUR

Base fee for applicants over the age of 24

59,00 EUR

Surcharge for applications filed abroad

21,00 EUR

Surcharge for lack of jurisdiction (under 24)

37,50 EUR

Surcharge for lack of jurisdiction (over 24)

59,00 EUR

Surcharge for express service

32,00 EUR

Surcharge for 48 pages

22,00 EUR

Base fee and surcharge for applications filed abroad are being charged for all applications.

The surcharge for lack of jurisdiction is being charged if the applicant is still registered in Germany with an official residence.

The surcharge for express service is being charged if the applicant desires his application to be processed more quickly.

The surcharge for 48 pages is being charged if the applicant desires to have a passport with 48 pages instead of 36 pages. This might be convenient for frequent travellers.

Processing time

The application processing time can take up to 6-8 weeks. We therefore advise you to apply for your new passport at least 3 months before your current passport expires.

Temporary Passports

In exceptional cases, a temporary passport with a validity of one year can be issued. This passport can be issued immediately if all requirements are fulfilled and all necessary documents have been presented. The fee for the temporary passport is 39 EUR. 

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