Visas and entry

01.12.2017 - Article

Welcome to Germany!

Arriving in Germany
Arriving in Germany © dpa

The visa section of the German Embassy in Kabul remains closed until further notice.  As a result it is not possible to submit a visa application in Kabul.

Applications for national visa (long stay) can be submitted in Islamabad or New Delhi. Applications for Schengen Visa (short stay) can be submitted at the German Embassies in Islamabad, New-Delhi, Dubai and Istanbul. Please check the information below for further details.

Afghan nationals and other non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany.
The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend University?

Please choose how long you are planning to stay. 

Short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or business trip)

Long stay (more than 90 days, e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)

Information for applicants who submitted their application before May 31st 2017

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