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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.
If you want to live, work or study in Germany, you need a National Visa (long-term visa). Here you can find information on the application process, the different visa types as well as the required documents.
Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the visa process, that we cannot respond to individually.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions for entry into Germany from areas of variant of concern apply. Persons entering these areas are required complete a digital entry registration, provide a negative test result and quarantine. Restrictions from other areas have been mostly lifted.