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21.12.2020 - Article

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Visa Update:

Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. The exceptional cases permitted entry into Germany are explained in both English and German on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Home Affairs under “Coronavirus: Questions and Answers” and there under “Travel restrictions / border controls”: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html



Possibility of Visa Re-Processing for Au Pairs:

Those who had already recieved a visa prior to the entry restrictions that began in mid-March 2020 and who were unable to use their visas to enter Germany, as well as Au Pairs who had already submitted a visa application that could not be processed further, can still apply for the re-processing of their applications until the 31st of December 2020.

The prerequisite is that nothing has changed in the application (i.e in the case of Au Pairs that the host family in particular has not changed).

In this case, please send an email to info@harare.diplo.de stating your full name, passport number, updated contract with the host family and current health insurance.


Visa Type:

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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