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Visa Information in English

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On the following page, you may find Information regarding your visa application in English.

General Information

As a rule, non-EU nationals travelling to Germany need a visa. As of March 28, 2017, citizens of Georgia in possession of a biometric passport do no longer require a visa for short term visits for turism, visiting or business trips.

What kind of visa you need depends on the length of your intended stay in Germany. For short term visits (up to 90 days within a 180-day-period), you need to apply for a Schengen visa. Should you intend to stay longer than 90 days or move to Germany (e.g. for study, work or family reunion), you have to apply for a national visa.

Can I apply for my Schengen visa with the German Embassy in Tbilisi?

You may apply for your visa with us, if you legally reside in Georgia and Germany constitutes the sole destination of your visit(s). If your intended visit includes more than one destination, you may apply with us, if Germany constitutes the main destination of the visit(s) in terms of the length or purpose of stay. Only if no main destination can be determined, you may apply with us, if you intend to enter the territory of the Schengen area via Germany.

Equally, you may apply with us, if you intend to travel to Finland or Portugal.

Do I need to apply for an Airport Transit visa?

Citizens of certain countries need to apply for an airport transit visa, which authorizes them to pass through the international transit zone at a Schengen State airport and to await a connecting flight to a non-Schengen Country.

We compiled relevant information for you here

Can I apply for my national visa with the German Embassy in Tbilisi?

According to the legislation of the German administration and common practice in the issuing of visas, a diplomatic or consular mission is solely competent for receiving applications by applicants who reside within its respective consular circumscription. Applicants can be considered residents in particular, if they have been staying at the place in question for at least six months. An application may be submitted in a third country, like Georgia, if applicants reside within Georgia and can provide proof thereof (residence permit etc.).

Applications cannot be received if applicants only travel to Georgia to submit their visa applications, e.g. for family reunion, study or work purposes.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, you may only apply after booking your appointment beforehand. Please follow this link to our appointment booking system.

As of 1 August 2018, close family members (spouses, unmarried minor children and parents of minor children) of a person eligible for subsidiary protection in Germany will be able to apply for a visa for the purpose of family reunion. Eligible family members may already use the following link to register for an appointment to submit their visa application: link.

Schengen Visas - Application Form and Information Sheets

National Visas

Generally, the Embassy has informational notes in German and Georgian regarding the necessary documents for your application for a national visa. Due to high demand, courtesy translations into English are made availabe for some informational notes. These are:

Informational note D1g: Visa for Family reunion with an EU/EEA citizen

Family members of British citizens: please note the information as provided by the German Embassy London here

Informational note D1h: Visa for Family reunion with a recognized refugee in Germany

Informational note D2a: Employment Visa (General)

Informational note D2b: Employment Visa (Blue Card/EU)

Informational note D2h: Visa for employment as a Medical Doctor

Informational note D3a: Visa for study purposes

Do you wish to study in Germany and you need a blocked bank account in Germany? You may find the relevant Information here

Please contact the Embassy via our Contact Form if you cannot find the Information you are looking for in order to inquire about the necessary documents.

Application form and mandatory declaration in English:

I applied for a visa, but my application has been rejected. What can I do?

Please refer to our Information sheet:

Moving to Germany as a skilled worker

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about moving to, and taking up employment in, Germany as a skilled worker.

The information reflects the legal situation as of 1 March 2020.

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