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Visa information in English

Ein Beamter der Bundespolizei gibt einem Passagier im Düsseldorf International-Flughafen nach einer Ausweiskontrolle den Reisepass zurück.

Passkontrolle am Düsseldorfer Flughafen, © dpa

14.02.2018 - Artikel

Israeli citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany for short stays (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or a business trip). They just need an Israeli passport that is valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended length of stay in the Schengen zone. Employment is prohibited during this visa-free stay.

EU citizens need their ID card or their passport to enter Germany. They do not need a visa.

Citizens of other countries residing in Israel might need a visa in order to enter Germany. Please read the following pages to determine if you need a visa 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. 

Click here if you are planning a short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or a business trip)

Click here if you are planning a long stay (more than 90 days, e.g. to attend university, to work in Germany or to join a family member in Germany)

Click here for FAQ on visas and entry

Click here for Information on the address and the opening hours of the visa section