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National visas for long-term stays

24.08.2022 - Article

Visa applications for a long-term (beyond 90 days, for studies, family reunion, employment) stay in Germany must be submitted directly at the Embassy.

Please find current information on visa regulations, entry to Germany and quarantine regulations here

Please read the following information carefully BEFORE booking an appointment:

  • Each applicant, also each member of a family or other group, needs an appointment of his/her own. Appointments can be booked for Monday to Thursdays.
  • Visa appointments can only be booked by the online appointment system and not by phone or by email.
  • Booking an appointment is FREE OF CHARGE. The Embassy does not encourage bookings to be made through agencies or any other third party offering their services against payment of a fee. You will be held responsible for any misuse in your name. If the booking system is misused, the applicant will be blocked. No further bookings will be possible!
  • Admission to the visa section of the German Embassy in order to submit an application is only possible on presentation of a printout of a valid appointment booking confirmation and a complete application.
  • Latecomers can not be admitted! Incomplete applications can not be processed!
  • The applicant's passport number is a mandatory field. No passport number - no admission! In these cases, a new booking has to be made.
  • Please cancel your appointment if you cannot make it. The confirmation e-mail provides a cancellation link.

Book an appointment here.

You can fill out the application online here: Videx National or click here for a pdf-version of the application.
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