Types of Visas for Germany

Germany is the fourth most popular destination among international students in the world. More than thirteen percent of students at German universities in 2018 came from all over the world – just like you. Germany is an attractive place to study and German university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide.

Types OF Visas For Germany

The Schengen visa comes in three different forms, depending on the holder’s reason for travel: it can be used for one, two or multiple entries to the Schengen area. You can, therefore, use it for one, unbroken 90-day stay, or for two or more stays not exceeding 90 days within 180 days.

Single, double, or multiple entries

Schengen visa (short stay up to 90 days)

A multiple entry visa with validity between six months and five years can be applied for frequent or regular travels due to employment or family reasons. …

National visa (long stay more than 90 days)

Business / Tourism / Visitor Visa

A Schengen visa is required if you intend to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within a 180 day period for business, visitor, or tourist purposes.


Residence Visa / Long Stay Visa

A residence visa is required if you intend to stay in Germany for more than 90 days for work or study or if you intend to move to Germany permanently.


Airport Transit

Citizens of certain countries require an airport transit visa when flying via Germany to their final destination.





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  • Brilliant post about types of “Germany Visa UK”. This will help a lot of travellers like me who usually get confused about which visa to apply for.


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