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Information on visa applications (Update on COVID-19)

14.01.2021 - Article

Here you can find information on visa applications and visa renewal.

1. Processing of visa applications

Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained in German, English and French on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control”.

German: http://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/bevoelkerungsschutz/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html

English: http://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html


2. Simplified procedure for new visas

I. National visa (for long stays; D visa)

The entry restrictions may mean that you are not able to use a national visa issued by the Embassy in Kampala prior to the entry into force of the entry restrictions on 17 March 2020 during its period of validity.

As soon as travel is possible again, a new national visa can therefore be issued as part of the simplified procedure upon application. This fast‑track procedure will be available if your date of travel has changed, but the purpose of your stay and destination remain unaltered.

An informal application for the issue of a new visa under a simplified procedure must be submitted to the Embassy in Kampala not later than 31 December 2020.

To this end, the contact form can be used. It is possible that up‑to‑date documents proving that the applicant still fulfils the requirements for a visa will have to be submitted. Another interview or appointment booking is not necessary.

Scans/copies of the documents can be submitted instead of original documents.

II. Schengen visa (for short stays of up to 90 days; C visa)

It is not possible at present to issue a new Schengen visa (stays of up to 90 days) under the simplified procedure.


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