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On the website of the Foreign Office you can find out which citizens need a visa for stays in Germany and the Schengen states of up to 90 days and which do not.

List of states on visa requirements

Foreigners who want to stay in Germany for more than 90 days, work or study in Germany, generally need a visa.

Exceptions are citizens of Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania , Sweden, Slovakia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus.


They are not obliged to apply for a corresponding residence permit after entering the country. After they have arrived and settled in Germany, they are only required to register with the responsible residents' registration offices.

Nationals of Australia, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States of America can obtain the required residence permit even after entry catch up. The same applies to citizens of Andorra, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco and San Marino, provided they do not want to take up gainful employment.

For all other, so far not mentioned citizens, this applies before entering Germany have to apply for a visa at the responsible German diplomatic mission abroad.