VISA

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A "Schengen-Visa" (short stay visa) enables you to travel for a maximum of 90 days within 6 months to all Schengen states.
A national, long-term visa allows you to stay in Germany as a resident and to travel freely within all member states of the Schengen Treaty (including airport transit), while you live in Germany.

Schengenvisum

All about short term visa (Schengen Visa)

Schengen States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

National Visa (long term stay/resident permit)

A national, long-term visa allows you to stay in Germany as a resident and to travel freely within all member states of the Schengen Treaty (including airport transit), while you live in Germany.

VISA

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Where to apply for your visa in Dubai

Please submit your visa application to the external visa service center VFS  in WAFI Mall, 2nd floor.

Where to apply for your visa in Abu Dhabi

Please arrange for an appointment and submit your Schengen visa application at our external visa service provider VFS.Global.

Useful Links for Visa applicants (Website of the German Foreign Office)

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Do I need a visa?
Requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany

General Information about visa
Visa regulations