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Visa application forms

The visa application form is a key part of your application. You can download the different documents for free here.

For your visa application, you need an application form. Fill out the form and submit it with the required documents to the competent German Embassy.

The suitable application form can be found here:

Application form for a national visa (German-English; PDF)
Application form for a national visa (German-Spanish; PDF)
Application form for a national visa (German-French; PDF)
Application form for a national visa (German-Chinese; PDF)
Application form for a national visa (German-Arabic; PDF)
Application form for a national visa (German-Turkish; PDF)
Application form for a national visa (German-Russian; PDF)
Application form for a national visa (German-Portuguese; PDF)

Fees for visas and temporary and permanent residence permits

If you wish to apply for either a visa or a temporary or permanent residence permit, you will generally have to pay a fee. The amount depends on the place, duration and purpose of your stay. 

The fee for visa of any category is €75.00. As a general rule, you can pay the fee in your local currency to the German mission abroad. The maximum fee for a first application for a residence permit and EU Blue Card is €100.00 . Between €113.00 and €147.00 are charged for the granting of a settlement permit

However, under certain circumstances you can get a reduction or even be exempted from the fee altogether. For example, the spouses and children of German nationals are exempt from visa fees. Also, if your stay in Germany is funded by a public scholarship, you do not have to pay any visa fees. You can find out more about this topic from the German mission abroad in your country (see “visa fees”) or your local Foreign Nationals' Registration Authority (fees for temporary or permanent residence permits). The Federal Foreign Office also provides a list of visa fees.

Do you have any questions?

Let us advise you on your opportunities to work and live in Germany. Our experts will support you with questions regarding job search, visa, recognition and learning German. 

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