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

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Country/ territorial community
Entry visa required no/yes
Afghanistanyes
Albania
no (1, 5)
Algeriayes
Andorra
no (1, 4)
Angolayes
Antigua and Barbudano (1)
Argentinano (1)
Armeniayes
Austria
no 
Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island)
no (1, 3)
Azerbaijanyes
Bahamasno (1)
Bahrainyes
Bangladeshyes
Barbadosno (1)
Belarus
yes
Belgium
no 
Belizeyes
Beninyes
Bhutanyes
Boliviayes
Bosnia and Herzegovina
no (1, 5)
Botswanayes
Brazil
no (1, 4)
Brunei Darussalamno (1)
Bulgaria
no 
Burkina Fasoyes
Burundiyes
Cambodiayes
Cameroonyes
Canada
no (1, 3)
Cape Verdeyes
Central African Republicyes
Chadyes
Chileno (1)
China (People's Republic)
yes (6)
Colombiano (1)
Comorosyes
Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)yes
Congo (Republic of the Congo)yes
Costa Ricano (1)
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)yes
Croatiano (1)
Cubayes
Cyprus
no 
Czech Republic
no 
Denmark
no 
Djiboutiyes
Dominicano (1)
Dominican Republicyes
Ecuador
yes
Egyptyes
El Salvador
no (1, 4)
Equatorial Guineayes
Eritreayes
Estonia
no 
Ethiopiayes
Fijiyes
Finland
no 
France (including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon)
no 
Gabonyes
Gambiayes
Georgia
no (1,5)
Ghanayes
Greece
no 
Grenadano (1)
Guatemalano (1)
Guineayes
Guinea-Bissauyes
Guyanayes
Haitiyes
Honduras
no (1, 4)
Hong Kong
see China (People's Republic) (6)
Hungary
no 
Iceland
no (1, 3)
Indiayes
Indonesiayes
Iranyes
Iraqyes
Ireland
no 
Israel
no (1, 3)
Italy
no 
Jamaicayes
Japan
no (1, 3)
Jordanyes
Kazakhstanyes
Kenyayes
Kiribatino (1)
Korea (Republic of Korea, South Korea)
no (1, 3)
Korea (Democratic People's Republic, North Korea)yes
Kosovoyes
Kuwaityes
Kyrgyzstanyes
Laosyes
Latvia
no 
Lebanonyes
Lesothoyes
Liberiayes
Libyayes
Liechtenstein
no 
Lithuania
no 
Luxembourg
no 
Macao
no (1, 6)
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
no (1, 5)
Madagascaryes
Malawiyes
Malaysiano (1)
Maldivesyes
Maliyes
Malta
no 
Marshall Islandsno (1)
Mauritaniayes
Mauritiusno (1)
Mexicono (1)
Micronesiano (1)
Moldova
no (1, 5)
Monaco
no (1, 4)
Mongoliayes
Montenegro
no (1, 5)
Moroccoyes
Mozambiqueyes
Myanmar (Burma)yes
Namibiayes
Nauruyes
Nepalyes
Netherlands
no 
New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau)
no (1, 3)
Nicaraguano (1)
Nigeryes
Nigeria
yes
Norway
no 
Omanyes
Pakistan
yes
Palauno (1)
Palestinian territories
yes
Panamano (1)
Papua New Guineayes
Paraguayno (1)
Peruno (1)
Philippinesyes
Poland
no 
Portugal
no 
Qataryes
Romania
no 
Russian Federation
yes
Rwandayes
Saint Kitts and Nevisno (1)
Saint Luciano (1)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesno (1)
Samoano (1)
San Marino
no (1, 4)
São Tomé and Principeyes
Saudi Arabiayes
Senegalyes
Serbia
no (1, 8)
Seychellesno (1)
Sierra Leoneyes
Singaporeno (1)
Slovak Republic
no 
Slovenia
no 
Solomon Islandsno (1)
Somaliayes
South Africayes
South Sudan
yes
Spain (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla)
no 
Sri Lankayes
Sudanyes
Surinameyes
Swazilandyes
Sweden
no 
Switzerland
no (1, 3)
Syriayes
Taiwan
no (1, 9)
Tajikistanyes
Tanzaniayes
Thailandyes
Timor-Leste (East Timor)no (1)
Togoyes
Tongano (1)
Trinidad and Tobagono (1)
Tunisiayes
Turkeyyes
Turkmenistanyes
Tuvaluno (1)
Ugandayes
Ukraine
no (1, 5)
United Arab Emiratesno (1)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
no (7)
United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico)
no (1, 3)
Uruguayno (1)
Uzbekistanyes
Vanuatuno (1)
Vatican Cityno (1)
Venezuelano (1)
Viet Namyes
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)
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). These 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.
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.

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