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Visas and entry

01.12.2017 - Article

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Arriving in Germany
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Please check the following list if you are a national of one of the countries who need a visa in order to enter Germany:

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/visabestimmungen-node/staatenlistevisumpflicht-node


The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday or business? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university?
Please choose how long you are planning to stay:

Short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or business trip)

Long stay (more than 90 days, e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)

As of 1 August 2018, close family members (spouses,  unmarried minor children and parents of minor children) of a person eligible for subsidiary protection in Germany will be able to apply for a visa for the purpose of family reunion. Eligible family members may already use the following link to register for an appointment to submit their visa application: http://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?request_locale=de&locationCode=Subs









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