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Ugandans, South Sudanese or non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany.The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university?
Choose between short- and long-term Visa and find more information on application process, renewal & current restrictions here:
Are you planning a short term visit to Germany? Do you want to visit a friend in Germany, attend a business meeting or need medical treatment? Here you can find information on the application process and required documents for a Schengen Visa.
For long-term stays of more than 90 days. Are you planning to take up employment or your studies in Germany? Then please read the following information on requirements for long term visas for the Federal Republic of Germany.
Here you can find information on visa applications, visa renewal and relaxation of restrictions
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Moreover, persons arriving from many countries are obliged to self-isolate for a period of 10 days. More details are available here.
Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the visa process, that we cannot respond to individually.