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Visa for Germany

The Waiting lists in the STUDENT categories are closed until the end of September. We currently do not accept any new registrations! The other categories (family reunion, Schengen etc.) remain accessible.

Ein Beamter der Bundespolizei gibt einem Passagier im Düsseldorf International-Flughafen nach einer Ausweiskontrolle den Reisepass zurück.
Passkontrolle am Düsseldorfer Flughafen © dpa

Non-EU citizens need a visa to travel to Germany. The type of visa depends on the duration of the stay. If you plan to stay in Germany for a short period of time (less than 90 days) e.g. in order to visit family members or for a Business trip, you will need a Schengen Visa. If you plan a longer stay in Germany (over 90 days) e.g. for study purposes or family reunion, your will need a long-stay Visa.


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