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Overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany

Country/ territorial community
Entry visa required no/yes
Afghanistanyes
Albania (5)no
Algeriayes
Andorra (4)no
Angolayes
Antigua and Barbudano
Argentinano
Armeniayes
Austria (2)no
Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island) (3)no
Azerbaijanyes
Bahamasno
Bahrainyes
Bangladeshyes
Barbadosno
Belarus (see also White Russia)yes
Belgium (2)no
Belizeyes
Beninyes
Bhutanyes
Boliviayes
Bosnia and Herzegovina (5)no
Botswanayes
Brazil (4)no
Brunei Darussalamno
Bulgaria (2)no
Burkina Fasoyes
Burundiyes
Cambodiayes
Cameroonyes
Canada (3)no
Cape Verdeyes
Central African Republicyes
Chadyes
Chileno
China (People's Republic) (6)yes
Colombiayes
Comorosyes
Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)yes
Congo (Republic of the Congo)yes
Costa Ricano
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)yes
Croatiano
Cubayes
Cyprus (2)no
Czech Republic (2)no
Denmark (2)no
Djiboutiyes
Dominicayes
Dominican Republicyes
Ecuadoryes
Egyptyes
El Salvador (4)no
Equatorial Guineayes
Eritreayes
Estonia (2)no
Ethiopiayes
Fijiyes
Finland (2)no
France (2)(including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon)no
Gabonyes
Gambiayes
Georgiayes
Ghanayes
Greece (2)no
Grenadayes
Guatemalano
Guineayes
Guinea-Bissauyes
Guyanayes
Haitiyes
Honduras (4)no
Hong Kong (6)see China (People's Republic)
Hungary (2)no
Iceland (3)no
Indiayes
Indonesiayes
Iranyes
Iraqyes
Ireland (2)no
Israel (3)no
Italy (2)no
Jamaicayes
Japan (3)no
Jordanyes
Kazakhstanyes
Kenyayes
Kiribatiyes
Korea (Republic of Korea, South Korea) (3)no
Korea (Democratic People's Republic, North Korea)yes
Kosovoyes
Kuwaityes
Kyrgyzstanyes
Laosyes
Latvia (2)no
Lebanonyes
Lesothoyes
Liberiayes
Libyayes
Liechtenstein (3)no
Lithuania (2)no
Luxembourg (2)no
Macao (6)no
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) (5)no
Madagascaryes
Malawiyes
Malaysiano
Maldivesyes
Maliyes
Malta (2)no
Marshall Islandsyes
Mauritaniayes
Mauritiusno
Mexicono
Micronesiayes
Moldovayes
Monaco (4)no
Mongoliayes
Montenegro (5)no
Montserratyes
Moroccoyes
Mozambiqueyes
Myanmar (Burma)yes
Namibiayes
Nauruyes
Nepalyes
Netherlands (2)no
New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau) (3)no
Nicaraguano
Nigeryes
Nigeriayes
Norway (2)no
Omanyes
Pakistanyes
Palauyes
Palestinian territories
yes
Panamano
Papua New Guineayes
Paraguayno
Peruyes
Philippinesyes
Poland (2)no
Portugal (2)no
Qataryes
Romania (2)no
Russian Federation
yes
Rwandayes
Saint Kitts and Nevisno
Saint Luciayes
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesyes
Samoayes
San Marino (4)no
São Tomé and Principeyes
Saudi Arabiayes
Senegalyes
Serbia (8)no
Seychellesno
Sierra Leoneyes
Singaporeno
Slovak Republic (2)no
Slovenia (2)no
Solomon Islandsyes
Somaliayes
South Africayes
South Sudan
yes
Spain (2) (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla)no
Sri Lankayes
Sudanyes
Surinameyes
Swazilandyes
Sweden (2)no
Switzerland (3)no
Syriayes
Taiwan (9)
no
Tajikistanyes
Tanzaniayes
Thailandyes
Timor-Leste (East Timor)yes
Togoyes
Tongayes
Trinidad and Tobagoyes
Tunisiayes
Turkeyyes
Turkmenistanyes
Tuvaluyes
Ugandayes
Ukraineyes
United Arab Emiratesyes
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2), (7)no
United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico) (3)no
Uruguayno
Uzbekistanyes
Vanuatuyes
Vatican Cityno
Venezuelano
Viet Namyes
White Russia (see also Belarus)yes
Yemenyes
Zambiayes
Zimbabweyes
1) Persons who do not require a visa to enter Germany (holders of passports from the countries marked “no” on the list) may not remain on German territory for more than 90 days in any six month period. Nor may they take up gainful employment whilst here.
2) Nationals of these states are not subject to the restrictions specified in footnote 1.
3) Residence permits (also for stays of more than 3 months) may be applied for after entering Germany without a visa.
4) Footnote 3 also applies provided gainful employment is not taken up.
5) The visa waiver applies only to holders of biometric passports.
6) The visa waiver applies to holders of SAR passports (Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region passports).
7) The visa waiver also applies to British Nationals (Overseas).
8) The visa waiver applies only to holders of biometric passports (excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava)
9) The exemption from the visa requirement applies only to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.


Last updated 19.03.2014