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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

Important information for Eritrean citizens whose family members in Germany obtained the subsidiary protection: 

As of 1 August 2018, close family members (spouses,  unmarried minor children and parents of minor children) of a person eligible for subsidiary protection in Germany will be able to apply for a visa for the purpose of family reunion. Eligible family members may use the following link to register for an appointment to submit their visa application:

https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?request_locale=de&locationCode=subs

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