Other Consular Services


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01.12.2017 - Article

A formal obligation or guarantor's form as proof of financial means can be deposed at the German Consulate General or German Embassy in Abuja. The guarantor's form can serve as a confirmation that a sponsor has enough financial means to cover the costs arising from the invitee`s trip to and stay in Germany and may be deposed to, for example, for the purpose of a visa application.

The formal obligation can be deposed at the German missions abroad by a German citizen or, in exceptional cases, by foreign citizens.

 The guarantor has to come in person with the following documents:

  • 2 copies of datapage of passport of sponsor
  • 2 copies of datapage of person that will be sponsored
  • 2 copies of proof of income (payslip, German bank acount statements etc.)
  • fee of € 29,- (payable cash in Naira according to the current exchange rate)

The sponsor is requested to submit only complete documents during the opening hours of the Consular Section. A prior appointment is required.

Please note: the visa applicant has to submit the original of the formal obligation on the day of the visa interview. Therefore, it is not possible for the guarantor to depose his formal obligation the same day as the visa interview is but it has to be done in advance.

Adminstrative districts of German missions in Nigeria

In legal and consular matters, please turn to the German mission responsible for you. The Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos are each responsible for different Nigerian states. Any applications have to be filed with the responsible German mission according to place of residence.

Administrative district of the Embassy in Abuja in legal and consular matters:

Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara

Administrative district of the Consulate General in Lagos in legal and consular matters:

Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo, Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Abia, Delta, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and Cross River

Please note that the Consulate General in Lagos is responsible for visa applications for all Nigerian States.

If you wish to close your blocked account, please make sure to cancel your registration on the wait list first. If your bank requires you to provide a letter from the German Missions, please book an appointment for consular services online. On the day of your appointment, please bring the form or letter from your bank and the confirmation about cancelling your registration on the wait list. The consular section will then issue a letter for your bank. This service costs approximately 35 € (only payable in 500 and 1.000 Naira bills).

Please note that there will be no appointments for consular services from May – July 2022.

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