How to Get Germany Immigration Visa From Nigerian

Getting Germany Immigration Visa From Nigerian. Germany is one of the best places for outsiders from everywhere (Nigerians) throughout the world. Anyway getting Germany Immigration Visa isn't generally as basic as you may trust except if you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland.

Nigerians citizens should get a work permit which will give them the privilege to live and work in Germany and certain qualification criteria must be met.

This article talks about getting Germany Immigration Visa from Nigerian and the basic criteria that your application must meet in order to be accepted into Germany.

Who Is Eligible For Germany Immigration Visa?

Anyone who is a citizen of Nigeria is able to enter Germany without having to apply for a work visa and then apply for a residency permit once they have arrived.

People from other countries must first apply for a work permit before they arrive in Germany.

Nigeria travelling to Germany to live with a relative who has already been granted permission to work in the country will also be granted a work permit.

However, the person must either possess specialist skills or high qualifications in their field of expertise.

Preferential permits will be granted to those who possess the high-level skills that Germany is hoping to attract including engineers, IT specialists, academics and natural scientists.

Different Types Of Germany Visa

There are different types of Germany immigration visa which Nigerians can apply for, so you need to know which one best suits your needs. These include:

  1. Permit for General Employment
  2. Graduate Permits
  3. Skilled Worker Permits
  4. Student Permits
  5. Freelancer Permit
  6. Scientific Research Permit

Permit for General Employment:

Nigerians can only apply for this type of visa if you are going to Germany to take a job that cannot be done by another citizen of EU.

After a period of 5 years, it is now possible to apply for a residence permit which allows you to stay indefinitely in Germany.

Graduate Permits:

Nigerians are eligible to apply for this type of permit if you have just graduated from any University abroad and would like to spend 6 months in Germany looking for employment.

But you must be able to financially provide for yourself during that period and will not be permitted to do any work of any sort during your stay.

Skilled Worker Permits:

As a Nigerian, if you have specialist skills and can earn more than 84,600 EUR ( #35,003,091 - thirty-five million three thousand ninety-one) per year.

You can apply for this type of permit which gives you and your family permission to live in Germany indefinitely. You will, however, require the permission of the Federal Employment Agency and a firm job offer.

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Student Permits:

Travelling from Nigeria to Germany to undertake an academic, professional or vocational course of study, you may be eligible for a residency permit as long as you have been approved by the Federal Employment Agency.

This allows you as a Nigerian to work for up to 10 hours a week and the permit lasts for up to 2 years with the possibility of extension for employment seeking purposes for a further 12 months.

Freelancer Permit:

If you wish to visit Germany for a business setup, then you should apply for this type of visa which is valid for 3 years.

You must, however, prove a need and demand for your business in Germany and that you can finance it by yourself either independently or by a loan.

You should also be able to supply a business plan and have experience in the industry.

Scientific Research Permit:

If you have a contract with a BAMF recognized research institute you can apply for this scientific research permit visa. This is a 1-year visa allowing you to undertake employment within your field of research.


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