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Who needs a visa?

A visa is an independent residence permit for the purpose of entry into the Federal Republic and for the initial period of the stay. Check if you need a visa and what type you need before entering Germany. The German Embassy or German Consulate in your home country provide information about visa requirements.

At the foreign affairs office, you can learn if you need a visa. (Symbol image)

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