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01.12.2017 - Article

Welcome to Germany!

Bangladeshi nationals or non-EU nationals need a visa in order 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 click on the descriptions below to find more information about the visa you require for your trip to Germany.

Short stay

Schengen Visa (for business, trade fair, tourism, transit, medical etc. maximum of 90 days)

Transit Visa: Read here whether you need a Transit Visa for travelling through Germany to another Destination. See this checklist for your Transit Visa application.

Visiting a Relative Holding an EU citizenship: maximum of 90 days

Short-term visa application form (ONLINE)

Short-term visa application form (pdf)

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 Visa: To join your spouse living in Germany you have to file an application for Family reunion.

Family Reunion with EU/EEA citizen: If your spouse living in Germany possesses an EU/ EEA citizenship different requirements apply to your Family reunion application.

Employment: If you have found a Job in Germany, you need to apply for a visa for employment.

Long-term visa application form (ONLINE)

Long-term visa application form (pdf)


Dear applicants,

The Embassy is extremely sorry to have to inform you that due to capacity limitations the Embassy is neither in a position to conduct any additional interviews nor to answer to the numerous amount of E-Mails regarding special appointments.

Please check our website on a regular basis as the system will be updated regularly .

Thank you for your understanding.

The Visa-Team of the German Embassy

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 .

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