You want to apply for a visa and don't know where to start? This chart explains step by step how the visa and entry process works and how an application procedure works.
Step 1: Checking the requirements
You will need to inform yourself about the different requirements for the various visas to stay in Germany. To learn about the requirements that apply for your stay in Germany, see Types of Visas.
Step 2: Making an appointment at the German embassy or consulate
If you fulfil the requirements for a visa, you must gather all the necessary documents for your visa application. The list of necessary documents can generally be found on the website of the German embassy or the German consulate in your country of residence. Around the same time, you should also book an appointment to hand in your visa application.
To find out which German embassy or consulate you will have to contact regarding your visa application, see World Map.