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Residence Permit Visa (D-Visa) for stays over 90 days

Schengen visas (type C) can only be applied for with our external service provider Visametric.

Long-term visas/residence permits (type D) can be applied for at the German missions directly. Please use our appointment booking system. Should you hold a letter issued by the Federal Employment Agency (“Bundesanstalt für Arbeit”) stating “Vorabzustimmung”, “Einvernehmen” oder “zustimmungsfrei” please apply with Visametric (details below).

New procedures for national visas for the purpose of employment in Germany.

All visa applications for employment where the Federal Employment Agency (“Bundesanstalt für Arbeit”)

  • has issued a letter confirming pre-approval (“Vorabzustimmung”) for employment of a named individual with a named company,
  • has issued a letter confirming agreement (“Einvernehmen”) with a named student undertaking an internship with a named company,
  • has issued a letter confirming that the employment of a named individual with a named company does not require their approval (“zustimmungsfrei”)

will now only be accepted by our external service provider, Visametric. This streamlined procedure will ensure that most visas can be issued with ten days. An appointment in order to submit the application can be booked through Visametric’s website.

Visa applications for family members accompanying the named individual will also be accepted by Visametric.

All other types of visas require an application with the Embassy directly. Appointments may be made through our booking system. However, please do not arrange for an appointment at the Embassy if you already hold a letter as indicated above. We will not be able to process your application and you will have to rebook your appointment with Visametric.

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