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Cost, Requirements & Application For Germany Visa In Nigeria 2020



How To Travel To Germany

To travel to Germany, you need a German visa with the official stamp on your passport that guarantees you access to enter Germany for the purpose you have stated. You have to apply to German Embassy/Consulate in your country (in this case Nigeria) to get a German Visa. The Consulate General is responsible for visa applications throughout Nigeria according to the German Missions in Nigeria.

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The list of documents required in order for applying for a German visa in a German Embassy/Consulate depends on the type of visa you are applying for.

The process of getting this visa entails many procedures, requirements and also a fee for Germany visa itself and for the application of the visa. From 2nd of February 2020, the new German visa fee is the naira equivalent amount of 80 Euro and the visa fee for minors aged 6-12 years will be 40 Euro payable in Nigerian Naira. The fee for long-term visa is the equivalent amount of 75 Euro payable in Nigerian Naira. The fee for a long-term visa for all children under the age of 18 is 37.50 Euro. You can view more about this latest development on visa application procedure on the official website of German Missions of Nigeria here

Requirements for getting a Germany Visa

Here are the required documents to attach to your application for a German Visa:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Two recent passports photographs
  3. Proof of financial status (bank statement of account)
  4. A clean criminal record from the Police medical report showing you are physically and mentally healthy.
  5. Flight itineraries
  6. Proof of accommodation (Hotel reservations etc)
  7. Proof of civil relationship (marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates etc)
  8. A declaration of Accuracy
  9. Your qualifications (diploma, degree etc)
  10. Your CV (for those going for working permit)
  11. Your travel history
  12. A valid Nigerian International passport with at least two blank pages.

Application Fee for German Visa

The application fee is the fee charged when applying for the Visa. This fee is relatively small and excludes the cost for the Visa.  Applicants for a Germany visa are charged an application fee for the processing of their application. This is mandated by the German immigration authority for applicants to pay this fee except if they fall under the visa fee waiver category that is exempted.

Children less than the age of six fall win the waiver category, also for scientific researchers traveling for research work and representatives of NGOs younger than 25 years. If you are related to a German citizen as son, daughter, spouse, parent or relative of a European Union national, then you would not pay the visa fee.

The Germany immigration law exempts those under this category not to pay for the Visa application fees.

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Types of Visas and their Fees

Visas issued by Germany are of various type and category, ranging from the short term to long terms for the duration. Some of the visa fee are also classified according to the purpose and typicality of the visa.

Short Term Visa

This types of visa only last for a short  time say months. They are:

  • Airport Transit Visa Fee: As of 2020, the Airport Transit Visa Fee is a non-refundable of €80. This type of visa is applicable for travelers who wish to travel through Germany in order to reach their destination. For instance, some someone travelling to USA from Africa, sometimes use Frankfurt Airport in Germany to get to the United States. As such, this permit allows them in Germany. This type of visa means you would not stay in the country for a long period of time (usually not more than 24 hours) and you are not allowed to do any complex dealings in the country. This visa permit is granted to you after you have booked a flight to where you are going to. Read more about the airport transit visa fee here.
  • Adults Visa: €80 for adults applying for a short-stay visa and €75 for adults applying for a long-stay visa. With this visa, a maximum of 180 days is granted to the visitor. In the space of six months, one can stay in Germany for tourism, vacation, religious event purposes or even for an educational excursion/research. This is the legal permit you should go for if you want to visit Germany. When choosing this visa, take into cognizance that;
  1. You can not have any paid job throughout the time you stay in the country.
  2. Proof of your financial capability will be required. 
  3. Your physically and mentally health status will be examined.
  • Paid Children Visa: €40 for children under the age of 12. Children that fall between the ages of 6-12years are granted the visit Visa for a less fee of €35. Once paid, and all registration and application formalities completed, they are permitted to stay in the country for a period of 180 days.
  • Children Short Term Visa that is free: This type of visa is for children below the age of 6 years. This is possible if the parents is/are citizens and there is legal proof to back this claim. Documents needed for this type of visa is the birth certificate and other necessary certificates.

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Long Term Visa

This category of visas are the permanent and long duration ones which would imply staying in Germany for a period of like years.

  1. Job Seeker Visa that goes for ₦29,960: This type of visa is meant for those who are looking for greener pasture and wants to leave Nigeria for Germany. In a duration of six months you’ll be given this visa. The permit allows one to stay and look for a job in Germany.  Once you’ve gotten the type of job that suits your satisfaction, the individual has to immediately apply for a work permit. With this visa, one is not allowed to partake in any paid job, you will have to take care of yourself from what you already have until when the work permit is granted. The cost for this type of visa permit is about €75.
  1. Student Visa that goes for ₦29,960: Studying in Germany is possible with this type of visa. Before getting this visa, one is required in some cases to show a proof of admission from a recognised university or any other institution in Germany. The fee charge for this type of visa is to pay a fee of €75 before the application process begins.
  1. Work permit that goes for ₦29,960: Working in Germany is possible by applying for this type of visa which is erstwhile known as employment visa. This visa is issued to foreigners who have secured a job in Germany and has a Employment letter as one of the required document. The employment letter indicating your employment will be required as a proof of job security. The required documents for this work permit are: an employment letter from a company in Germany, your qualifications (diploma, degree etc), Health Insurance (from your employer), two passport photographs and fully completed application forms, CV, proof of a clean criminal record and payment for the visa application fees. Payment of a non refundable fee of €75 is the cost to secure this type of visa.
  1. Business Visa that goes for ₦24,000: This type of visa is issued to those who are travelling to Germany for a business purpose. This may include business meeting, signing of contracts and things that will not require you to stay in the country for more than 6 months. Multinational business companies uses this class of visa to do their dealings in foreign countries. To be granted this type of visa, these documents will be required: 2 passport photographs, travel health insurance, flight itinerary, proof of financial status and other necessary requirements. The fee included for this visa is to pay a non-refundable application fee of €60. The payment receipt is very consequential and should come along with you when submitting your application.

Where to get the Germany Visa in Nigeria

  • Germany Embassy Abuja: Official name is Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and is currently headed by Ambassador Birgitt Ory. Official mobile phone numbers are +234 706 410 8800 or +234 805 880 8800. Located at 9, Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street, Maitama, Abuja. Enquiry can be made on this page of their website.
  • Germany Consulate, Lagos: Official name is Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and is currently led by the Consul General Dr. Stefan Traumann. The Consulate General in Lagos is responsible for visa applications throughout Nigeria. The Consulate General in Lagos is responsible for the following Nigerian states Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Rivers. The Germany Consulate in Lagos is located at 15 Walter Carrington Crescent (formerly Eleke Crescent), Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. They can be contacted via phone on +234-1-280-9966 and enquiry can be made via email them by clicking here on their website.
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[Video] Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years



Who is Tompolo?

Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo was a commander in various guerrilla groups in the Niger Delta which were all agitating against the insensitivity of the Federal Government and the international oil companies towards to exploitation and degradation of the Niger Delta. Ekpemupolo’s wealth, derived mainly from oil bunkering, played a major role in founding both MEND and also his own fighters (Wikipedia).

Tompolo, who led the disbanded Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), was nowhere to be found immediately after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in in 2015 as the Federal Government sent troops to get him apprehended.

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The government as published by the Nation Newspaper also declared him wanted through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for ignoring two bench warrants issued against him by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos following an alleged N45.5bn fraud case.

But the court on July 15, 2019, dismissed all the charges against Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a company linked to the former Niger Delta militant leader.

Despite the judgment, Tompolo failed to appear in public until October 19, 2020, when sources said he made a sudden appearance at the Egbesu Shrine in his Oporoza country home in Gbaramatu, Delta State, the Nation Newspaper reported.

His First Public Appearance after six years

Picture and video of his appearance showed the former warlord and his friends dancing, worshipping, and offering Thanksgiving to Egbesu, Ijaw god.

An Egbesu disciple, Bodmas Kemepadei, who confirmed the development, said the appearance of Tompolo, who is the Egbesu Priest, would help to facilitate resolutions of knotty issues in the Niger Delta region.

He said: “As Tompolo disciples and proponents of the Ijaw cause, this celebration to our National God Egbesu, is not just about the vindication and freedom of Tompolo, it is about the military invasion and burning of our communities without any provocation.

“It is about the IOCs that have refused to relocate to the region even after a presidential directive, it is about our people having a fair share of our natural resources, it is about freedom from these Federal Government promoted ailments that our people suffer from.

“We celebrate Tompolo with confidence that these issues will be addressed, we celebrate with our spirits high knowing that the time for resource control is now, let this be a message to all our brothers in struggle, the days of arms are over, we have to engage the FG with intellectualism, we call on all to be part of the resource control agitations, the time is now” (The Nation).

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What is NIN number in Nigeria?



According to Wikipedia, a national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents,  permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number appears on identity documents issued by several countries.

Below are 7 things you need to know about the NIN in Nigeria

  1. The NIN is your assured digital identity
  2. The NIN is a set of 11 numbers assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the national identity database
  3. The NIN is cannot be transferred from one person to another
  4. The NIN is used to verify your identity as a citizen
  5. Your NIN is what identifies you and can suffice for ID purposes
  6. The NIN is for life, it does not expire
  7. The NIN is a must – have for all citizens

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Aisha Yesufu: Nigeria’s Statue of Liberty



Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian social and political activist who came to limelight for speaking up for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in 2014. In 2020, she and thousands of Nigerians all over the world protested against police brutality. The almost 50 years old Aisha was also at the forefront of the #EndSARS protest and forced the Nigeria Police Force to listen to the voice of the people and dissolved SARS, a tactical unit of the police force on October 11, 2020.

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Aisha Yesufu⭐ was the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign that tirelessly held protests demanding for the rescue of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno state. The Chibok schoolgirls were between the ages of 15-18 years as at the time of their abduction in 2014. She was part of Nigerian women that protested at Nigeria’s National Assembly, in Abuja, on 30 April 2014.

At the age of 10, the Nigerian female social and political activist concluded that the worst thing any human can do to her was to kill her. She realised that no matter what she and everyone else will still die and that death is inevitable and not the worst thing in life. Aisha Yusufu said she never feared anyone while growing up though she respects people. She only fears the Supreme Being. Aisha Yesufu in October 2020 said she would not leave the fight against End SARS protest in Nigeria for her children.

Biography of Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu was born in Kano state in December 1974, she is from Agbede in Edo state. She is from the tribe of Etsako and she is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Aisha described the place where she grew up in Kano as a ghetto. By the time she was 11 years, she did not have any female friends as all her female friends had been married and did not complete their education because they were at their husband house.

Education of Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yusufu got her West African School Leaving Certificate from the Bayero University Staff Secondary School in 1991. According to an article on The Guardian, she wanted to enrol at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in 1991 but was rejected because she was a woman. Aisha Yesufu first gained admission to a tertiary institution at the Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto in 1992. In 1993, she got her A-Levels IJMB from the Kano State College of Arts & Science.

She left Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto after a crisis for Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where she got admitted to study Medicine. This female activist left Ahmadu Bello University when it was shut down because of the murder of a professor in 1994. She then got to study at the Department of Microbiology at Bayero University, Kano in 1996 and graduated with a second class upper Bachelor of Science Degree from the university in 1999 three years after.

In each of the 3 universities (Uthman Dan Fodio University, Ahmadu Bello University and Bayero University) where she made friends, her friends avoided moving with her at the administrative block for fear of getting rusticated. She got a masters degree in Pharmaceutical Microbiology in 2006 at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

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Aisha Yesufu Career

Aisha Yesufu, a graduate of Microbiology is a businesswoman. She did her NYSC year in Kano state from January 1999 to January 2000. She was posted to and served at Kano State School of Nursing where she lectured students on medical microbiology, development and spread of infectious diseases in patients.

Aisha went to business after schooling in the 2000s. She made business her main focus. She is the CEO of Aliyyah & Amir Ventures Limited and has been with the family business since January 2003. Aisha Yesufu manages the day to day activities of the company. The business is involved in trading and distribution of general merchandise and raw materials in Northern Nigeria.

The businesswoman also founded Citizens Hub in January 2017. Citizens Hub is a non-profit organization that seeks to build a solution-driven and dynamic approach to building a financially independent, active and responsible citizenry. Citizens Hub is based in Abuja, Nigeria capital.

Aisha Yesufu’s Marriage

Aisha Yesufu got married to her husband Aliu, an Auchi man in 1996 while at the university at the age of 24. She was the one who approached her husband. The marriage is blessed with two children a son and a daughter with the youngest child (her daughter) born in December 2001. Aisha Yesufu once revealed that she is not a big fan of house chores. She says her husband is her number one fan.

Aisha Yesufu’s Activism

Activism as always being part of Aisha Yesufu life. She as always stood up against injustice. Aisha Yesufu do tell tales of how she participated in several protests while studying at the 3 universities she attended. She has been actively involved in over 100 protest marches demanding social justice in Nigeria.

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Aisha was a columnist at Daily Times from September 2019 to March 2020 where she wrote about contemporary issues affecting Nigeria. The Bring Back Our Girls civil rights group where she was the co-convener persistence helped in the rescue of at least 100 Chibok girls from the Boko Haram terrorist group with more still missing. She was the Sit-Out Coordinator and then Chairperson of the Strategic Team of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group. Since 30th of April 2014, the civil the group has staged a sit-in protest at the Unity Fountain to compel the government to bring back the remaining girls despite all forms of intimidation and harassment by security agents and the Nigerian government.

In 2019, Aisha volunteered as a member of the Oby Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign Organization during the 2019 elections in Nigeria. In 2020, she was very active in the #EndSars campaign. Aisha and several thousands of Nigeria protested against police brutality that eventually led to the dissolution of the SARS tactical unit on Sunday, October 11, 2020, by the Inspector General of Police.

Aisha Yusufu is very active on social media and is known to fight injustice both online and offline. She has been physically present in at least over 100 protests in Nigeria and is known to be one of the positive change voice in Nigeria. She is fluent in English, Hausa, and Etsako languages. Aisha won an Award for Humanitarian Service during her NYSC. She as also won the Social Person of the week on Kakaaki and was also given the Voice of Humanity award by the Guardian Newspaper. Aisha Yusufu is a practising Muslim.

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