1. Processing of visa applications
Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained in German, English and French on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control”.
2. Simplified procedure for new visas
I. National visa (for long stays; D visa)
Issue of national visas under a simplified procedure is currently not possible.
II. Schengen visa (for short stays of up to 90 days; C visa)
It is not possible at present to issue a new Schengen visa (stays of up to 90 days within a period of 180 days) under the simplified procedure.
Laws on entry requirements
Temporary service limitations of the Visa and Consular section
From 25 June 2021, entry to Germany will be possible for persons from Bangladesh who have been fully vaccinated against the Sars‑CoV‑2 coronavirus with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Fully vaccinated persons will then once again be able to enter Germany for the purpose of visits and as tourists.
Only persons who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul‑Ehrlich‑Institute (https://www.pei.de/EN/newsroom/dossier/coronavirus/coronavirus-content.html;jsessionid=BFEB5AC0589AE75E8E110A71FFEB2BFF.intranet211?cms_pos=3) and whose last required vaccination was administered at least 14 days ago can enter Germany. This currently applies solely to vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The plan is to extend this to other vaccines with a comparable level of protection as soon as the necessary tests have been completed.
To enter Germany, a digital EU COVID certificate or comparable proof of vaccination in digital or analogue form (paper form) in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish must be presented. This must always include:
- the personal data of the vaccinated person (at least family name, first name and date of birth),
- date of vaccination, number of vaccinations,
- name of vaccine,
- name of disease vaccinated against,
- name and address of the person/institution responsible for administering the vaccine, and
- written documentation or electronic confirmation with a qualified electronic signature or a qualified electronic seal from the person responsible for administering the vaccine; if such information is not possible for administrative reasons, the confirmation provided by the person/institution responsible should appropriately be made clear, specifically through the use of a stamp or a state symbol.
In the case of a person who has recovered from infection, a single dose of a vaccine is sufficient. As proof of full vaccination for a recovered person, proof must also be provided that they had the SARS‑CoV‑2 coronavirus before their vaccination. As proof of this illness, a positive PCR test dating back at least 28 days and at most six months must be presented. The proof of illness must be written in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish and available in digital or analogue form (paper form).
Further information is available under the following link: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html
All Visa Applicants (both short- and long-term) should fill up the “Declaration of Consent”, sign it and submit it with the visa application. Please download it from here: Declaration of Consent
Short stay (less than 90 days):
Schengen Visa (for business, trade fair, tourism, transit, medical etc. maximum of 90 days)
Important: General Data Protection Regulation
PLEASE NOTE: the ONLINE visa application form will reduce the amount of time an applicant has to spend at the visa counter. After the visa application form has been filled-in online, it has to be printed, therefore a printer must be attached to the computer. When the application is printed, a barcode is generated and printed automatically on the application form. On the other hand, the visa application form in pdf format can also be downloaded and filled-in (also by hand), but it will cost the applicant longer time at the visa counter.
Long stay (more than 90 days):
(e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)
Student Visa: For students who have been accepted by a college in Germany. See this checklist for your Student Visa application.
Family Reunion with EU/EEA citizen: If your spouse living in Germany possesses an EU/ EEA citizenship different requirements apply to your Family Reunion with EU/EEA citizen application.
Employment: If you have found a Job in Germany, you need to apply for a visa for employment. Please write an email to the visa section for details.
Long-term visa application form (ONLINE)
Important: General Data Protection Regulation
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 already register for an appointment to submit their visa application here.
Telephone queries: The Visa Section can be contacted through the Embassy's telephone number +880 2 5566 8650 during week-days between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. (Bangladesh time).
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