Germany Visa Fees in Nigeria and Application Process 2020

Germany Visa Fees in Nigeria
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Are you interested in the German Visa? Well, that is fine. We are here to assist you. Questions have been rising and many people want to know How Much is Germany Visa Fees in Nigeria 2020. This post will bring answers to those questions and most importantly, help you know what you need to acquire.

So, how what is the price of Germany Visa in Nigeria in 2020?

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Germany visa application fees are charges paid by applicants for the processing of their application. The German immigration authority mandates applicants to pay this fee except if they fall under the visa fee waiver category of applicants.

Nigerian applicants who can enjoy the visa fee waiver are children less than age six, scientific researchers traveling for research work and representatives of NGOs younger than 25 years. Also, you would not pay the visa fee if you are a child, spouse or parent of a German citizen or relative of a European Union national.

The Germany visa fee in Nigerian naira changes from time to time due to immigration policies and differences in the exchange rate.

Germany Visa Current Fees in Nigeria Today.

In order for your Germany visa to be processed, you will have to pay a fee, prior to attending your interview appointment for a visa. The fee payment is a crucial requirement for your visa application.

The cost of your Germany visa fee depends on the type of visa you are applying to get.

Germany Short-Stay Visa Fees

German Short-Stay Visa Category Fee in EUR
Airport Transit visa 80€
Short stay visa  (Adults) 80€
Children between 6-12 years of age 40€
Children younger than 6 years of age Free
Nationals from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia. 35€

Since February 2020, the fee for all types of German short-stay visas, known also as the Schengen visas, is 80 euro. Nevertheless, in many cases, you do not have to pay for a visa or can get a visa at a reduced price, depending on your nationality or status.

Short-Stay Visa Fee Exemptions

If you are applying for a Schengen visa, with Germany as your main destination, you will be exempt from paying the visa fees in Nigeria, if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • Children under six years
  • Spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union and minor single children of German citizens, the parents of minor German citizens and family members of EU/EEA nationals, provided they enjoy freedom of movement.
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less, participating in seminars, conferences or other sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research
  • Those traveling for the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document

The German Consulate will also consider waiving or reducing the fees charged in individual cases if the applicant is seeking to enter the country to promote cultural interests, interests in the field of foreign policy, development policy or for humanitarian reasons

Germany Long-Stay Visa Fee

As of September 1, 2017, the fee for all types of German long-stay visas, known also as the National (D) visa, is 75 euro.  However, some specific categories are waived from paying the National Visa fee, whereas some other categories need to pay a lower visa fee, due to bilateral agreements and facilitation for special categories of visa candidates.

Long-Stay Visa Fee Exemptions

If you are applying for a Germany long-term visa, you will be exempt from paying the visa fee, if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • Foreign nationals receiving a scholarship from public funds during their stay in Germany, as well as their spouse or partner and minor children as long as they are covered by the funding.
  • Spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union and minor single children of German citizens, the parents of minor German citizens and family members of EU/EEA nationals, provided they enjoy freedom of movement.
  • Members of the diplomatic missions, consular posts and international organizations in Germany, as well as their spouse and children up to and including the age of 25
  • Nationals of other specific countries or categories where Germany has undertaken to do so in bilateral or multilateral agreements

Long-Stay Reduced Visa Fees

On the other hand, all visa candidates under the age of 18 will have to pay a reduced visa fee of 37.5 euro, when applying for a Germany Long -Stay Visa.

However, if the applicant is seeking to enter the country to promote cultural interests, interests in the field of foreign policy, development policy or for humanitarian reasons the German Consulate will also consider waiving or reducing the fees.

Germany Visa Fee Reimbursement

Please keep in mind that Germany does not reimburse visa fees, in case your visa application is rejected. In addition, if you decide to withdraw your application, you will not receive a reimbursement either. Once you pay the fee, you can no longer go back and withdraw your money, no matter what your reason for wishing to do that is.

Germany Embassy Locations in Nigeria

1. German Embassy in Lagos

German Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria
15 Walter Carrington Crescent
(formerly Eleke Crescent)
Victoria Island
P.O. Box 72800
Lagos
Nigeria

TELEPHONE (+234) 1 280 99 66

FAX (+234) 1 280 99 69

EMAIL: [email protected]

2. German Embassy in Abuja

The German Embassy in Abuja is Germany’s diplomatic mission to Nigeria.

Address: 9 Lake Maracaibo Cl, Maitama, Abuja
Phone: 0706 410 8800

Germany Visa Fees Application Guide in Nigeria

To apply for the German Visa, here are some Application guides to consider.

1. Where to apply

All visa applicants travelling to Germany as their main destination have to apply at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos in person.

When is it NOT necessary to submit your application in person?

 If your fingerprints have been scanned for a Schengen visa application any time in the past five years, you may submit your visa application through a representative – whether your Fingerprints have been scanned at the German Visa section in Lagos, at another German Mission worldwide, or at the visa section of another Schengen member state. Please note, however, that an appointment is still necessary.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abuja will issue visas only in exceptional cases. Please refer to Number 5 for more details.

Appointments for your visa interview at the Consulate General have to be booked online. Please note that a separate appointment for every person intending to travel (also for minors) is required.

Only complete applications can be accepted. In case of incomplete documents, you can be rejected on the day of your appointment or your visa application may be refused. Documents sent in before or after the appointment date cannot be considered. You are requested to submit your complete documents even if you are a regular visitor to the Schengen states.

2. Applicants who do not need an appointment
  • applicants for transit visas
  • applicants on official duty (“note verbale holders” only)

These above-listed applicants may appear in person at the visa section of the German Consulate General in Lagos from Monday to Friday at 6.30 a.m.

Only those applicants who present a complete application form together with all the required documents (including one copy of each original) will be admitted.

Attention: Due to the limited number of applicants who can be dealt with each day, access to the visa section for the above-mentioned applicants cannot be guaranteed. Given the very high demand for visas during the German summer months, it is highly recommended to book an appointment in advance in order to avoid any inconveniences and ensure admission to the premises of the Consulate General.

3. Inquiries

Please be aware that information regarding visa applications can only be given to applicants, their legal representatives or third persons with power of attorney.

Inquiries regarding the processing status of the application or requests regarding questions which can be answered by studying the information leaflets available on our website will not be answered.

4. Visa Section in Abuja

Only applicants on official and medical emergency trips residing in the administrative area of the German Embassy Abuja are accepted: F.C.T., Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Nassarawa, Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Borno. Please see the list of eligible applicants below.

The visa section in Abuja can only process applications for Schengen visas (C-Visas, short term). Unfortunately, with the exception of diplomats who are travelling to Germany for accreditation, no national visas (D-Visas) can be processed in Abuja.

Please note that visa appointments at the  German Embassy in Abuja are very limited. Please make an appointment request well in advance as soon as you know about your travel plans. 

That’s all we will take on the Germany Visa Fees in Nigeria 2020.

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