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Do I need a visa?

Nationalities that DO need a visa:

Processing time for visa appliactions is usually up to 14 days.

In addition to regular requirements these nationals have to provide a full address of reference in Germany with a postcode.

Please note that Travel Documents issued by the countries named below will need the same processing time.

A

Afghanistan

Algeria

Azerbaijan

B

Bangladesh

Belarus

D

D.R.Congo

E

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

I

Iran

Iraq

J

Jordan

K

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

L

Lebanon

Libya

M

Mali

Mauritania

Morocco

N

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

P

Pakistan

Palestine

Q

Qatar

R

Russia

Rwanda

S

Saudi-Arabia

Sri Lanka

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Syria

T

Tajikistan

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

U

Uzbekistan

V

Vietnam

Y

Yemen


Nationalities listed below DO NOT need a visa:

A

Albania (biometric passports)

Andorra

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Australia

B

Bahamas

Barbados

Bosnia and Herzegovina (biometric passports)

Brazil

Brunei

C

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

D

Dominica

E

El Salvador

G

Georgia (biometric passports)

Grenada

Guatemala

H

Honduras

Hong Kong (SAR passports)

I

Israel

J

Japan

K

Kiribati

Korea (Republic of)

M

Macao (RAE only)

Malaysia

Mauritius

Macedonia (biometric passports)

Marshall Islands

Mexico

Micronesia

Monaco

Moldova (biometric passports)

Montenegro (biometric passports)

N

Nicaragua

New Zealand

P

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

S

Samoa

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

San Marino

Serbia (biometric passports)

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

St. Kitts & Nevis

Switzerland

T

Taiwan (only passports that include an ID number)

Timor-Leste

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

U

Ukraine (biometric passports)

Uruguay

USA

United Arab Emirates

V

Vanuatu

Vatican

Venezuela


EU/EEA/EFTA rights:

…you are a national of the EU/ EEA/ EFTA

…you are a spouse (married/civil partnership) or child of an EU/ EEA/ EFTA national AND you travel with the EU/ EEA/ EFTA national AND you hold one of the following British Residence permits displayed here. If you intend to travel on your own you must apply for a regular Schengen visa and pay the regular visa fees.

Diplomatic, Official, Service Passports:

…you are holder of a Service, Official or Special Passport from Bolivia, Philippines

…you are holder of a Service Passport from Bolivia, Chad, Colombia, Ecuador, Moldova (biometric passport), Oman (biometric passport), Philippines, Qatar (biometric passport), Thailand, Turkey

…you are holder of Special Passport from Kuwait (biometric passport), Oman (biometric passport), Qatar (biometric passport), Turkey

…you are holder of a Diplomatic Passport from Albania, Algeria, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chad, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon (biometric passport), Georgia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait (biometric passport), Macedonia, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia (biometric passport), Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Oman (biometric passport), Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar (biometric passport), Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine

British “European Community” passport issued in or after July 1988

British “Isle of Man”, “Jersey” and “Guernsey and its dependencies” passport

Travel Documents according with the Convention of July 28, 1951 or the Convention of September 28 1954. (These Travel Documents must be valid for at least another four months at the time of entry into Germany.)

British Subject passport

British Overseas Territories citizen passport

British Nationals Overseas (BNO) passport.

British Protected Persons Passport

British Overseas Citizens Passport

Basis: Decision of the European Council from 30.11.1994 on the basis of Article K.3.2.b of the Treaty on European Union concerning travel facilities for school pupils from third countries resident in a member state.

Conditions of Article 1 of the decision:

A Member State shall not request a visa for school pupils that are not nationals of a Member State but legally residing in another Member Country AND do seek to travel for short stay purposes. The following conditions apply:

  1. students hold a valid travel document recognized by the country of destination
  2. within a school excursion/trip, the student is part of a group of students from a general school
  3. the group will be accompanied by a teacher from the same school
  4. the teacher must hold a full list of all students travelling, issued by the school and certified by the authority mentioned below (general form to be used)
  5. the list must confirm travel details (purpose and circumstances of intended stay)
  6. the list must be presented to border police on entry to Germany

Click here to request the form for UK schools taking Non EU pupils on school trips to Europe online.

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