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Do I Need a Visa?

You do need a visa for short stays in Germany if you are a citizen of a country listed below:

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Afghanistan Guinea Palau
Algeria Guinea-Bissau Papua New Guinea
Angola Guyana Peru
Armenia Haiti Philippines
Azerbaijan India Qatar
Bahrain Indonesia Russia
Bangladesh Iran Rwanda
Belarus Iraq Samoa
Belize Jamaica Sao Tome And Principe
Benin Jordan Saudi Arabia
Bhutan Kazakhstan Senegal
Bolivia Kenya Sierra Leone
Botswana Kiribati Solomon Islands
Burkina Faso Kuwait Somalia
Burma/Myanmar Kyrgyzstan South Africa
Burundi Laos Sri Lanka
Cambodia Lebanon Sudan
Cameroon Lesotho Suriname
Cape Verde Liberia Swaziland
Central African Republic Libya Syria
Chad Madagascar Tajikistan
China Malawi Tanzania
Comoros Maldives Thailand
Congo Mali Timor-Leste
Cote D’ivoire Marshall Islands Togo
Cuba Mauritania Tonga
Dem. Rep. Of Congo Micronesia Tunisia
Djibouti Mongolia Turkey
Dominican Republic Morocco Turkmenistan
Ecuador Mozambique Tuvalu
Egypt Namibia Uganda
Equatorial Guinea Nauru Ukraine
Eritrea Nepal Uzbekistan
Ethiopia Niger Vanuatu
Fiji Nigeria Vietnam
Gabon North Korea Yemen
Gambia Northern Mariana’s Zambia
Georgia Oman Zimbabwe
Ghana Pakistan Kosova


You don´t need a visa if you are:

  • Citizens of any countries not mentioned above will not need a visa to enter Germany.
  • a citizen of the EU/EEA/EFTA countries
  • a partner or child of an EU/EEA/EFTA national and only if you are travelling together
  • a holder of a Diplomatic, Service or Special Passport from Chad, Ghana, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey
  • a holder of a Diplomatic Passport from Algeria, Georgia, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Tunisia and Ukraine.


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