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My visa was issued by a mission of another Schengen state. Can I use it to travel to Germany?

Yes. Holders of 

- a Schengen visa (text on the visa reads "valid for Schengen states"), 

- a residence permit of a member state or 

- a national visa of a member state

can also travel to Germany for up to 90 days in any period of 180 days.

The Schengen visa should, however, have been issued by a mission of the country which is the main destination. The country of entry and departure is not the determining factor.

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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