Welcome

Visas and entries

Article

Welcome to Germany!

Ein Beamter der Bundespolizei gibt einem Passagier im Düsseldorf International-Flughafen nach einer Ausweiskontrolle den Reisepass zurück.
Passkontrolle am Düsseldorfer Flughafen © dpa

Nationals of Senegal, Gambia, Guinée-Bissau and Cabo Verde 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)

Where to apply for a visa?






Additional content

Top of page