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01.12.2017 - Article

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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 processing over 60.000 visa applications a year from more than 190 nationalities.


To provide a fast and comfortable visa application process, the Visa Application Center of the German Embassy in Kuwait is operated by Al-Qabas Assurex


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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