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Visa Information in English

16.08.2023 - Artikel

Information on visa procedures for English-speaking customers

Unfortunately, the Visa Section of the German Embassy in Kyiv is currently closed. It is not possible to obtain a German visa in Ukraine. The German Embassy in Kyiv has no technical and human resources to accept visa applications and issue visas for the time being.

You can find up-to-date information from the Visa Section with further links on our website in Ukrainian and German language.

Do I need a visa for Germany?

Please follow the link to the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to check if you need a visa for Germany:

Table of countries whose citizens require / do not require visas to enter Germany

What kind of visa do I need?

For short (up to 90 days in any 180-days period) stays in Germany your need a Schengen visa (category C)

For long (more than 90 days) stays and for work you need a National visa (category D)

May I apply for a visa in Ukraine?

The competence of the diplomatic mission arises from the regular residence of the applicants. Regular residence is a place where the person actually resides, not only temporarily (e.g. on a visit basis), but for a certain period of time. If you live in Ukraine and have a residence permit, you have to apply for visa in Ukraine

Information for members of the diplomatic missions in Ukraine

If you are going to work in the diplomatic mission of your country in Germany and you need a visa, please contact the visa section by e-mail for further information.

For any further questions you also may contact the visa section by email.

This Guideline ist not applicable for the employees of the diplomatic missions with regular passports.

The German Embassy Kiev asks for your understanding that due to the very small number of English speaking customers, our information relating to visa questions is available in German and Ukrainian only. In case you are not able to understand either language, please find a person of your trust to assist you with the documents and information. However, when applying at our embassy our staff will be able to assist you in English.

To help you understand the general requirements of your visa application, you might also collect information from the German Embassy`s website at your country of origin. In general, the requirements are similar whether you apply for a visa in your home country or in Ukraine.

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