Visa: Long-term


Stays of more than 90 days

Please first read the Embassy´s Important note to our visitors and Visa : General Information.

  • If you want to stay in Germany for more than 90 days, you should apply for a long-term (national) visa (category “D”). As of 05 April 2010, holders of a national visa (category “D”) can stay in the entire Schengen area for up to 90 days in any period of 180 days.
  • Please check the following links for the exact requirements of the different types of long-term visas:

Visa: family reunion

Visa: study & language courses

Visa: work (including fast track procedure for skilled workers, pre-approval as of Section 81a Residence Act)

Visa: re-entry (Wiedereinreise)


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

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