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Visas & Permits

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Citizen Lane - Your Personal Partner for Citizenship and Residence Planning

EU nationals are entitled to freedom of movement, having unrestricted access to the German labour market.

The EU Blue Card in Germany acts as a residence title for non- EU citizens, somewhat like the Green Card in the USA.   Commenced...
Work Permit

As a foreigner seeking work in Germany you might need a work permit.  Your nationality is a key factor whether the work permit can...
what ist required

Who can apply for the EU Blue Card? Academics from non-EU countries and highly skilled workers can apply for the EU Blue card for a...
Insurance for self employed

People who are entitled to the EU Blue Card are the following: University Graduates A University Degree equivalent to a German Degree is required as a...
How to become a German Citizen

Permission for staying for four years The EU Blue card is valid for the period of the working contract, however, in the beginning the maximum...
Visa Fees Germany

Visa Fees for Germany and other Schengen Countries The standard visa fee for the Schengen countries of the EU, of which Germany is a member,...

When accepted by a university in Germany, three months before you intend to go to the country you should ensure that you apply for...
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: 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...
Passport Requirement for a German Visa

Please ensure that your passport meets ALL three of the following requirements before applying for a visa for a German visa. 1. Your passport MUST...
Visa FAQ

All You Need to Know Before Applying for a German Visa If you plan to visit Germany you may have to apply for a...
Visa Application Process

APPLICATION PROCESS VISA FOR GERMANY VISA Acquiring a Visa is one of the daunting tasks anyone intending to travel out of their country faces. Yet...
Visa Photo Requirements

Visa Photo Requirements One of the photo requirements is that your face needs to occupy 70-80 percent of the surface, which translates to 32mm-36mm. A...
Travel Health Insurance Germany

Travel Health Insurance Germany While Germany has an impressive standard of medical care, it is important to note that without adequate health insurance, hospitals stays...
working visa

EU nationals are not required to have a visa or residence permit to work in Germany. However, citizens of the United States of America,...
Germany Schengen Visa

Germany Schengen Visa Whether you are looking to spend a couple of months in Germany, perhaps for a work-related seminar, or to stay with relatives,...
Germany Business Visa

Non-visa exempt business visitors to Germany are required to obtain a Germany business visa before arriving in the country. For a list of the...
Germany Medical Treatment Visa

Main Documents to Carry for the Germany Visa Application A Person who needs to go to the Federal Republic of Germany for treatment may need...