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Types of visas

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Types of visas

The most common types of visas for Germany are:   Tourist and visitor visa – for people who want to enter Germany to visit friends or relatives or simply to visit and experience the country and its culture. Family Reunion Visa for a relative or partner – this is a visa for family members […]

Types of visas

The most common types of visas for Germany are:  

Tourist and visitor visa – for people who want to enter Germany to visit friends or relatives or simply to visit and experience the country and its culture.

Family Reunion Visa for a relative or partner – this is a visa for family members of German citizens who wish to join them in Germany.

Visa for job seekers – affords the holder the opportunity to come to Germany and look for a job.

Visa for studying and learning the language – for foreigners who wish to enter the country for the sole purpose of attending a language course or continuing their studies at an educational institution in Germany.

Work visa – for people who have found a job in Germany.

Business Visa – for businesspeople who need to stay in Germany for more than 90 days within a six-month period in order to do business.

Airport transit visa – required for a very limited number of third-country nationals who have to pass through one of the German airports on their way to their final destination.

Visiting scientist visa – for scientists or researchers who have been invited by an institution to conduct a study or research.

Training/Internship Visa – a visa to participate in a training or internship.

Visa for medical treatment – introduced to enable foreigners with various illnesses and diseases to enter Germany and receive medical treatment.

Visa for trade fairs and exhibitions – for persons planning to participate in a trade fair or exhibition.

Visa for cultural, film, sports and religious events – for people planning to travel to Germany to attend a cultural, sports or religious event or to be part of a film crew.