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Longer duration stays in Germany

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06.12.2023 - Artikel

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

National Visa

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.

Checklist visa application

  1. Thoroughly read through the applicable information sheet below.
  2. Fill in and print out the form. https://videx-national.diplo.de

  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.

Application form

Electronic Form https://videx-national.diplo.de

Information sheets

Information sheet - Blue Card EU 18g without family

Information sheet - Blue Card EU 18g with family

Information sheet - Family reunion

Information sheet - IT specalist

Information sheet - Job seeking 20

Information sheet - Mobility for students

Information sheet - Partial recognition of vocational Training 16d (2)

Information sheet - research stay 18d

Information sheet - skilled workers holding a university degree 18b (1)

Information sheet - Skilled Worker with vocational training qualification 18a

Information sheet - Study 16b

Information sheet - Study doctorate students 16b

Information sheet - vocational Training 16a

Biometrical photos - instructions

Information sheet - Health Insurance in Visa Procedures

Processing time

Your visa application will be processed as quickly as possible. 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.

General information about visa for Germany

Entry and residence - overview

Subsequent entry of spouses: language skills (BAMF)

Flyer download - Basic knowledge of German (BAMF)​​​​​​​

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