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

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Country/ territorial communityEntry visa required no/yes
Afghanistanyes
Albaniano (1, 5)
Algeriayes
Andorrano (1, 4)
Angolayes
Antigua and Barbudano (1)
Argentinano (1)
Armeniayes
Austriano
Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island)no (1, 3)
Azerbaijanyes
Bahamasno (1)
Bahrainyes
Bangladeshyes
Barbadosno (1)
Belarusyes
Belgiumno
Belizeyes
Beninyes
Bhutanyes
Boliviayes
Bosnia and Herzegovinano (1, 5)
Botswanayes
Brazilno (1, 4)
Brunei Darussalamno (1)
Bulgariano
Burkina Fasoyes
Burundiyes
Cambodiayes
Cameroonyes
Canadano (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
Cubayes
Cyprusno
Czech Republicno
Denmarkno
Djiboutiyes
Dominicano (1)
Dominican Republicyes
Ecuadoryes
Egyptyes
El Salvadorno (1, 4)
Equatorial Guineayes
Eritreayes
Estoniano
Ethiopiayes
Fijiyes
Finlandno
France (including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon)no
Gabonyes
Gambiayes
Georgiano (1,5)
Ghanayes
Greeceno
Grenadano (1)
Guatemalano (1)
Guineayes
Guinea-Bissauyes
Guyanayes
Haitiyes
Hondurasno (1, 4)
Hong Kongsee China (People's Republic) (6)
Hungaryno
Icelandno (1, 3)
Indiayes
Indonesiayes
Iranyes
Iraqyes
Irelandno
Israelno (1, 3)
Italyno
Jamaicayes
Japanno (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
Latviano
Lebanonyes
Lesothoyes
Liberiayes
Libyayes
Liechtensteinno
Lithuaniano
Luxembourgno
Macaono (1, 6)
Madagascaryes
Malawiyes
Malaysiano (1)
Maldivesyes
Maliyes
Maltano
Marshall Islandsno (1)
Mauritaniayes
Mauritiusno (1)
Mexicono (1)
Micronesiano (1)
Moldovano (1, 5)
Monacono (1, 4)
Mongoliayes
Montenegrono (1, 5)
Moroccoyes
Mozambiqueyes
Myanmar (Burma)yes
Namibiayes
Nauruyes
Nepalyes
Netherlandsno
New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau)no (1, 3)
Nicaraguano (1)
Nigeryes
Nigeriayes
North Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)no (1, 5)
Norwayno
Omanyes
Pakistanyes
Palauno (1)
Palestinian territoriesyes
Panamano (1)
Papua New Guineayes
Paraguayno (1)
Peruno (1)
Philippinesyes
Polandno
Portugalno
Qataryes
Romaniano
Russian Federationyes
Rwandayes
Saint Kitts and Nevisno (1)
Saint Luciano (1)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesno (1)
Samoano (1)
San Marinono (1, 4)
São Tomé and Principeyes
Saudi Arabiayes
Senegalyes
Serbiano (1, 8)
Seychellesno (1)
Sierra Leoneyes
Singaporeno (1)
Slovak Republicno
Sloveniano
Solomon Islandsno (1)
Somaliayes
South Africayes
South Sudanyes
Spain (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla)no
Sri Lankayes
Sudanyes
Surinameyes
Swazilandyes
Swedenno
Switzerlandno (1, 3)
Syriayes
Taiwanno (1, 9)
Tajikistanyes
Tanzaniayes
Thailandyes
Timor-Leste (East Timor)no (1)
Togoyes
Tongano (1)
Trinidad and Tobagono (1)
Tunisiayes
Turkeyyes
Turkmenistanyes
Tuvaluno (1)
Ugandayes
Ukraineno (1, 5)
United Arab Emiratesno (1)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irelandno (1, 3, 7)
United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico)no (1, 3)
Uruguayno (1)
Uzbekistanyes
Vanuatuyes (2)
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, as a general rule, not remain on German territory for more than 90 days in any 180-days period. Nor may they take up gainful employment whilst here. German entered into bilateral visa waiver agreements with certain countries which, under certain circumstances, allow for a stay in Germany exceeding the period of 90 days in any 180-days period. More detailed information in this regard can be obtained at the websites of the German embassies and consulates in the respective countries.
2) For holders of ordinary passports issued on or after 25 May 2015.
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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