National Visa

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13.02.2024 - Article

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.

The national visa is the entry visa for a long-term stay (more than 3 months) for a specific purpose of travel.

Usually issued for 90 days, after entering Germany, visa holders must apply for a residence permit in Germany.

Choose the right visa type from the following categories:

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