Verification of Nigerian Documents

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16.11.2022 - Article

Verification of Nigerian Documents

The legalization of public documents and certificates was ceased in May 2000 due to the lack of security features in Nigerian documents. It was replaced by a verification process in which Nigerian public documents are verified upon request by a German court or authority.

The authority in Germany is in charge of the process. The verification process can only be initiated on request of a German authority (e.g. Registry (Standesamt), court), not by a private person. Therefore, kindly contact the competent German authority for all enquiries.

During the period of investigations, applicants are kindly requested to refraim from enquiries regarding the state of the investigation. It is not possible to answer such requests due to the large number of documents being processed by this Office.


Checklist for Document Verification

Questionnaire for document verification


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