Overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany

Country/ territorial communityEntry visa required no/yes (1)Necessary documents for visa (students)
Afghanistan
Albania (5)
Algeria
Andorra (4)
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Austria (2)
Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island) (3)
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium (2)
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina (5)
Botswana
Brazil (4)
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria (2)
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada (3)
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China (People’s Republic) (6)
Colombia
Comoros
Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Congo (Republic of the Congo)
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus (2)
Czech Republic (2)
Denmark (2)
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador (4)
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia (2)
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland (2)
France (2)(including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon)
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia (5)
Ghana
Greece (2)
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras (4)
Hong Kong (6)see China (People’s Republic)
Hungary (2)
Iceland (3)
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland (2)
Israel (3)
Italy (2)
Jamaica
Japan (3)
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (Republic of Korea, South Korea) (3)
Korea (Democratic People’s Republic, North Korea)
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia (2)
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein (2)
Lithuania (2)
Luxembourg (2)
Macao (6)
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) (5)
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta (2)
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova (5)
Monaco (4)
Mongolia
Montenegro (5)
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands (2)
New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau) (3)
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
rway (2)
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian territories
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland (2)
Portugal (2)
Qatar
Romania (2)
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino (4)
São Tomé and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia (8)
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic (2)
Slovenia (2)
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain (2) (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla)
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden (2)
Switzerland (3)
Syria
Taiwan (9)
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine (5)
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2), (7)
United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico) (3)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

1)

Persons who do not require a visa to enter Germany (holders of passports from the countries marked “no” on the list) may not remain on German territory for more than 90 days in any six month period. Nor may they take up gainful employment whilst here.

2)

Nationals of these states are not subject to the restrictions specified in footnote 1.

3)

Residence permits (also for stays of more than 3 months) may be applied for after entering Germany without a visa.

4)

Footnote 3 also applies provided gainful employment is not taken up.

5)

The visa waiver applies only to holders of biometric passports.

6)

The visa waiver applies to holders of SAR passports (Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region passports).

7)

The visa waiver also applies to British Nationals (Overseas).

8)

The visa waiver applies only to holders of biometric passports (excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava)

9)

The exemption from the visa requirement applies only to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.

We assume no liability for accuracy. Last update: 07/2018.
Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/-/231148