Visa Information

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01.03.2024 - Article

Welcome to Germany!

Going to Germany? This website will help you find out whether or not you need a visa and will guide you through the application process. It also allows you to download free of charge the relevant application forms.

Please note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we cannot accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

Types of Visa

Basically there are two different types of visa: the Schengen Visa for short-term stays in Germany and the National Visa for long-term stays in Germany. Please read the following information carefully before contacting the Consulate General. Please also read the information provided below.

All visa applicants are required to present a health insurance policy which has to meet certain requirements. Please make sure that your health insurance meets these requirements!

Travel health insurance

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