Visas and entry

06.02.2022 - Article

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Arriving in Germany
Arriving in Germany © dpa

Kuwaiti or non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany.

Holders of Kuwaiti diplomatic (red colour) and special passports (green colour) may travel to Germany without obtaining a visa prior to the trip if they hold new biometric, e-chip passports and if their stay does not exceed 90 days per half year (Schengen-Visa“).

The Visa Section of the German Embassy in Kuwait is yearly processing up to  50.000 visa applications for Kuwaiti citizens and all other nationals with a permanent residency for Kuwait.

To provide a fast and comfortable visa application process, the Visa Application Center of the German Embassy in Kuwait is operated by VFS Global

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. 

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