Passport valid for at least three months after the last day of the intended visit required by all except:
1. EU nationals, and nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, holding a valid national ID card.
Visa request : If you are from the European Union or one under an agreement with Germany ( Honduras, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, USA ) then you do not need a visa. All other countries need a visa in order to visit Germany . You must apply for one in either the German embassy or consulate in your country. All citizens of the EU must apply at the foreign office. You must bring your identity card or passport and your proof of residence, 4 identity photographs and a certificate from the employer. The German residence permit is valid for 5 years, however in some cases the validity of the permit is in relation to the length of the contract of employment.
Types de Visa : there are different types of visa. A tourist visa for example cannot be transformed into a student visa. And as tourist it is forbidden to study in Germany . For foreign students and candidates to a study vacancy there are three types of visa:
a visa for German courses, which cannot turn into a student visa afterwards;
a visa for applicants to a studies vacancy, valid before the university confirmation of the admission. Once the approval from the educative establishment is received the student must go immediately to the Foreign Office to ask for the corresponding student visa; the student visa, valid for a year. In order to receive it, is required the admission of the corresponding German university and a certificate that clarifies that the financing of the studies is guaranteed.
-› Types of visa and cost
Single-entry (up to 30 days): £18 (adults), £9 (minors under 18 years), (up to 90 days): £21; £11.
Multiple-entry (up to 90 days): £25, £13. Multiple-entry (for one year up to 90 days): £35, £18.
Transit: £7, £4.
Spouses and children of EU nationals (providing spouse's passport and the original marriage certificate is produced) and nationals of some other countries receive their visas free of charge.
Short-stay visas are valid for a maximum of six months from date of issue for single or multiple entries of maximum 90 days in total.
Transit visas are valid for single or double entries of maximum five days per entry, including the day of arrival.
Long-stay visas are valid for up to three years for a maximum stay of 90 days in every six-month period. Visas cannot be extended and a new application must be made each time.