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Longer duration stays in Germany

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07.03.2018 - Artikel

Here you will find information about applying for a visa if you wish to go to Germany and stay longer than 90 days.

Visa application for Germany

Please note that visa questions/applications will be handled in Stockholm only. Our honorary consuls cannot help you in this matter.

For trips to Germany exceeding 90 days (e.g. family reunion, employment, studies etc.) you need to apply for a visa in advance at the embassy in Stockholm. Your application can only be rendered in person, after booking an appointment online.

A visa can only be issued if the application is complete and all documents necessary are attached. For information about which documents you need for your visa application please read the information sheet below.

If you have difficulties speaking German, Swedish or English with us, please bring an interpreter.

Processing time

Your visa application will be processed as quickly as possible. As soon as a positive decision has been made you will be informed by email or phone. Please refrain from inquiries during the process as this will only slow down the procedure. Please be informed that questions solely regarding the status of your visa will not be answered.

Checklist visa application

  1. Thoroughly read through the applicable information sheet below.
  2. Print out and fill in the form, make sure you have photos and all documents required. Make sure you bring the original and 2 copies of each document.
  3. Book an appointment for national visa
    Please note that it is not allowed to block appointments and to transfer a booked appointment to another applicant. Those who book several appointments will be blocked by the system and all appointments will be deleted without further notice. Also be informed that a visa can be applied for no more than three months before the date of entry into Germany.
  4. Be on time for your appointment. If you are delayed or cannot attend the appointment, please cancel the appointment at least three days in advance.

Information sheets and application form

Information sheet - Family reunion

Information sheet - Mobility for students

Information sheet - Employment, work, jobseeking

Information sheet - Study and practical training related to your studies, internship

Information sheet - Blocked account

Form - Visa application

Biometrical photos - instructions

General information about visa for Germany

Entry and residence - overview

Subsequent entry of spouses: language skills (BAMF)

Flyer download - Basic knowledge of German (BAMF)

Flyer download - The EU Blue Card (BAMF)

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