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17.04.2020 - Article

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BASED ON THE EU´S DECISION TO CLOSE ALL SCHENGEN BORDERS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE EMBASSY IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING THE ADMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR SCHENGEN VISAS AND LONG-STAY VISAS TO GERMANY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FAMILY REUNIONS AND STUDENTS WITH CONFIRMATION OF ADMISSION FROM A UNIVERSITY IN GERMANY . THIS ALSO APPLIES TO SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATIONS PROCESSED BY GERMANY ON BEHALF OF OTHER MEMBER STATES. PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF UPDATED VIA THE START SITE OF THIS WEBSITE.




Zimbabwean or non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany.
The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university?
Please choose how long you are planning to stay. 

Short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or business trip)

Long stay (more than 90 days, e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)



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