The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany commensurate with their qualifications.The EU Blue Card, like all longer-term residence permits, is issued exclusively by the relevant foreigners authority in Germany. You must apply for the national visa, which is required in advance, from the embassy.General information on the EU Blue Card is available from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees website at and from the portal for qualified professionals

This is to inform you that all checklists as well as application forms are free of costs. The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany hereby wishes to inform you that the competent alien's authority in Germany has to be notified about any long term visa application. The authority also has to give its consent according to the travel purpose. The visa fee amount is 75,00Euro (only payable in 500 and 1.000 Naira bills). Please be informed that a visa application will be rejected in cases of bribery.

Every applicant is asked to provide the following mandatory documents (original + 2 copies of each document, unless otherwise specified) after having booked an appointment via our website

  • Passport

  • 2 completely filled application forms

  • 2 completely filled declarations in accordance with Section54of the Residence Act

  • 2 biometric passport pictures

  • Curriculum vitae of professional career, including all certificates, diplomas, etc.

  • German university degree or recognised foreign degree comparable to a German degree. You can check whether your foreign university degree is recognised or comparable by consulting the ANABIN database:

  • Working contract or binding job offer with details of gross annual salary

  • Pre-paid courier envelope from a major courier service

Supplementary information or evidence may be requested in each individual case.Please be informed that incomplete applications (e.g. missing set of copies) are likely to be rejected!

Please be informed that the maximumsize of a bag/backpack/luggage admittible to the Consulate is 30 cm x 40 cm x 15 cm.

Please refrain from bringing bags larger than these measurements with you to your appointments at the Consulate General.

Bags bigger than 30 cm x 40 cm x 15 cm cannot be stored at the Consulate which is why applicants who bring such bags with them cannot be allowed into the Consulate.

Thank you for your understanding.