General Information on Visa and Entry

Ein Beamter der Bundespolizei gibt einem Passagier im Düsseldorf International-Flughafen nach einer Ausweiskontrolle den Reisepass zurück.

Passkontrolle am Düsseldorfer Flughafen, © dpa

25.10.2019 - Article

If you are looking for a visa to Germany or to a Schengen state please read the information below:

In order to travel to the following Schengen States Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland for visit, tourist or business purposes up to 90 days you need a short-stay Schengen Visa. If your main destination is Austria, Germany, Finland, Italy, Luxemburg or the Netherlands you have to apply for a Schengen Visa at VFS Global. Only in exceptional cases and by appointment, visa applications are accepted at the German Embassy.

For staying more than 90 days you have to apply for a National Visa (long-stay visa) at the Embassy of the concerned Schengen state.

Before you apply for a visa please read the Visa Regulation below carefully:

Visa Regulation

Here you can find out whether you need a Schengen visa for visits to Germany and the Schengen states of up to 90 days. You can find an overview of the countries whose citizens require/do not require…

Visa Regulation

High-quality photos form the basis for the perfect reproduction of the image and are a precondition for the application of facial biometrics in ID documents/visas. Please find the photo requirement for visa application in the pdf file below:

To apply for a visa you need an appointment.
Please use our online booking system to book your appointment.

Online visa appointment booking system

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