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01.12.2017 - Article

Student visa appointments

Please note that there are NO available student visa appointments for the winter semester 2018/2019 left. E-mail requests for appointments will NOT be answered any longer.

Only students with scholarships are still eligible for appointments. Please send an e-mail with the following details and attachment to the e-mail address student@lago.diplo.de:

  1. Full name and place of residence in Nigeria
  2. Admission letter or confirmation by Studienkolleg or language school
  3. Proof of scholarship of a federal German or EU organization
  4. 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 students with scholarships living in Abuja (F.C.T.)  are eligible to receive an appointment there.

Important notice regarding visas for medical treatments (Lagos):

Starting August 15th, 2017, applicants who apply for a visa for medical treatment need to book an appointment in advance.

Important notice regarding visa appointments in Abuja:

The Consulate General Lagos handles all visa applications for Nigeria. The German Embassy in Abuja can accept visa applications in exceptional cases. Please go to "Application Procedure" and go to number 5 for more information on the eligible group of applicants and to book an appointment.

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