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Student, Research and Language Course Visa

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04.12.2017 - Article

Please note that student visa appointments have to be booked via e-mail from April 1st 2018 on.

If you intend to stay in Germany for more than 90 days, you have to apply for a long term visa (residence permit).

Please note: From September 1st 2017, the visa fee amounts to 75.00 Euro (only payable in Naira).

Student visa appointments

Please note that visa appointments for students and language course participants need to be booked via our booking system. Applications can only be accepted if all necessary documents are being provided at the interview date. You will find a list with the required documents  below. Incomplete applications will have to be rejected.

Please note that student visa appointments have to be booked via e-mail from April 1st 2018 on. The earliest possible appointments will be scheduled for June. Please send an e-mail with the following details and attachment to the e-mail address student@lago.diplo.de:

  • Full name and place of residence in Nigeria
  • Admission letter or confirmation by Studienkolleg or language school
  • Proof of financial means (either scholarship of a federal German or EU organization, Verpflichtungserklärung, opening confirmation or blocking confirmation for a blocked account)
  • Passport copy

Incomplete e-mails will not be answered or processed. E-mails sent to other mail addresses concerning student visa appointments will NOT be processed or answered. After an appointment has been awarded to you, you will receive an official confirmation e-mail. The appointment date will be fixed in accordance with the enrolment date stated in the admission letter. The processing of a student visa takes up to six weeks. Only Master students or students with scholarships living in Abuja (F.C.T.)  are eligible to receive an appointment there.

Application forms

Please fill the following application forms for your visa interview and bring them with you:

Application form for long term visa

Declaration according to Section 54 Paragraph 2 Number 8

Please note that enquiries concerning the status of an application will not be answered.

Student, research and language course visa

For the purpose of studying or conducting research at a German university, you are required to apply for a student visa. Language courses for the duration of more than three months also belong in this category.

With a blocked account you can provide evidence during the visa application process that you have adequate financial resources.

We are aware of the following providers in Germany who currently offer blocked bank accounts for students:
Fintiba

Deutsche Bank

X-Patrio

It may also be possible to open a limited‑withdrawal account with a bank in the town or city where you will be studying. To find out, contact the local bank directly.

German Embassy in Abuja: Appointments for the certification of a signature for the opening of a blocked account and the certification of copies for university applications can be booked online by following this link.

German Consulate General in Lagos: Appointments for the certification of a signature for the opening of a blocked account and the certification of copies for university applications can be booked online. Please click here to be forwarded to the appointment booking system.

Downloads

•             Checklist Students and Language Course Visa  

•             Checklist Research Fellows  

•             Blocked account for foreign students: certification of signature

•             Certification of documents for university applications in Germany