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Visa for Germany

Do I need a visa?

General information on application process

Schengen visa (short term)

Tourist, visitor, business

National visa (long term)

Spouse & marriage

Study & work

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You are living abroad and you are in need of consular information? Please contact the German
mission which is competent for your place of residence.

Visa regulations

Here you can find out whether you need a visa for visits to Germany and the Schengen states of up to 90 days. Foreigners wanting to stay longer than 90 days in Germany, who want to work or study in Germany, as a rule automatically need a visa. more

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