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All visitors to Nigeria with the exception of Nigeria passport holders require entry visas to Nigeria. 
Citizens of ECOWAS countries do not require visas, if they are not staying in Nigeria beyond 90 days.

You must always have a valid and current passport – that is to say, the passport is not over ten years old.

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Yes. Nigerian Passport are renewed after 5 years and for another 5 years from the date of first issue, making a total validity period of a maximum of 10 years.

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Yes, you do.

There is a fee for entry visa, please visit our website for appropriate fees.

When your passport is over ten years old.

All children with the exception of those holding Nigeria passports require visas.

It is advisable to take insurance cover as Nigeria does not have reciprocal agreement for insurance with Germany.
 

FAQ PASSPORT

All first-time of the standard e-passport applicants must provide the following documents:

  1. Duly completed and signed online application form and guarantor form, with online payment proof
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Certificate of origin/Identification issued by the applicant’s local government area of origin in Nigeria
  4. Two passport photographs

For the reissue of an expired or expiring e-passport, you will need to provide the following:
Duly completed online application and payment proof with duly completed guarantor form
The original copy  of the expired/expiring e-passport
Two passport photographs
For Minors:
In addition to the above documents, all application for applicants under the age of 18 must include letter of consent written and signed by both parents with copies of the data pages of the parents’ Nigerian e-passport or national ID.
 

As a rule, our Embassy issues/reissues the e-passport the same day the applicant appears for data acquisition at our Embassy, as long as all the requirements are met and no technical problem occurs.
 

We do not operate an appointment system in our Mission here in Berlin, Germany. All persons visiting the Embassy for visa, passport and other consular matters can come to the Embassy Mondays – Thursdays between 10 am and 12 noon. Please disregard the automatically generated appointment given to you by system after your successful submission of the online application. Those appointments do NOT apply.
 

A Nigerian resident in abroad and needs and e-passport should apply at the Nigerian Mission responsible for your country of residence. Where that Mission is unable to issue you an e-passport, you should obtain an introduction letter from there addressed to the any other Mission within the area to issue you and e-passport. With that introduction letter, you can apply for an e-passport at the Nigerian Mission the letter is addressed to.
 

On our own part, this is ok. The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria makes provision for dual citizenship. However, it is advisable to check with your German office (Bürgeramt) to find out if this is allowed in their district

To request for the reissue of lost standard e-passport at our Embassy, you will need to provide the following:

  1. A formally written and signed application letter addressed to the Comptroller General of Immigration through this Embassy stating your request
  2. Copy of police report on the loss of passport
  3. Copy of the data page of the lost e-passport data page or at least passport number

All documents must be emailed to: immigration@nigeriaembassygermany.org for onward transmission to the Immigration Service Headquarters in Abuja for approval. You will be notified by email or telephone upon the receipt of an approval and will be requested to come to the Embassy for the reissue of your lost passport.
 

 Nigerian citizens who lost their passports and cannot wait to go through the process of obtaining approval for a reissue can apply for an Emergency Travel Certificate. This is usually issued the same day by our Embassy. It can grant you entrance into Nigeria, but not to Germany or any other country. The requirements are valid proof of Nigerian citizenship, flight ticket or reservation, two passport photographs and proof of payment of the fee of €50. All ETC applicants must appear physically at the Embassy for interview and

To receive a waiver from the procurement of a parent’s consent letter which is a major passport and visa requirement for children under the age of 18, the applying parent must provide proof of sole custody issued by a court  
 

To apply for a change/correction of name, date or place of birth in your e-passport, you will need to provide the following:

  1. A formally written and signed application letter addressed to the Comptroller General of Immigration through this Embassy stating your request
  2. Copy of the data page of current e-passport data page or at least passport number
  3. All documents backing up your claims such as birth certificate, school certificate, affidavit etc.
All documents must be emailed to: immigration@nigeriaembassygermany.org for onward transmission to the Immigration Service Headquarters in Abuja for approval. You will be notified by email or telephone upon the receipt of an approval and will be requested to come to the Embassy for the reissue of your lost passport.
 

All married women desiring a change of surname due to marriage should bring along the following documents to our Embassy for interview and subsequent data acquisition, upon successful interview:
Marriage Certificate

  • Statutory evidence of change of name due to marital status
  • Newspaper publication done in any national Nigerian newspaper
  • Evidence of maiden name
  • Proof of spouse identity such as spouse passport data page, etc.
  • Current passport booklet  and copy of data page of the applicant
  • Divorce certificate (for divorcees only)
  • Certificate of death of spouse or any other legally acceptable valid document (for widows only)
  • Copy of residents’ registration document (Anmeldebestätigung)

All applicants requesting for the authentication of documents issued in Nigeria (this is different from legalization) must ensure that the documents have first been authenticated by the Legal Affairs department of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, Nigeria before bringing them to the Embassy for authentication. The fee for each document is €50.
 

The Embassy doe not issue birth certificates. Birth certificates are obtained from the hospital where you were born or from the National Population Commission in Nigeria. However, the Embassy does issue an affidavit, a “Declaration of Age”. To obtain this, the applicant must physically appear at the Embassy and must provide his/her Nigerian passport or at least a copy of the data page. The fee is €40 which must be paid into the Embassy’s account.

Please note that the requirements and procedures explained here are already indicated on this website under “passport issues”.
 

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