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Application for Visa with pen and passport

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20.10.2021 - Artikel

Estonians and other EU-citizens:

Estonian or other EU-citizens do not require to get a visa before moving for a longer period (longer than 90 days) to Germany. You are required to register with the registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt/Bürgerbüro) in the town/city you move to. However, you must at all times during their stay in Germany be able to identify themselves with a valid passport or a national ID-card. Please note that for Estonian citizens only the passport and the national ID card are valid travel documents for trips to Germany. Also please ensure that you have health insurance coverage for your stay.

Third-Country nationals:

For trips to Germany exceeding 90 days (e.g. family reunion, employment, studies etc.) you need to apply for a visa in advance at the German Embassy in Tallinn. Your application can only be rendered in person, after booking an appointment online.
A visa can only be issued if the application is complete (original and 2 sets of copies) and all documents necessary are attached. For information about which documents you need for your visa application please read the information sheet below.
If you have difficulties speaking German, Estonian or English with us, please bring an interpreter.

Processing time

Your visa application will be processed as quickly as possible. As soon as a positive decision has been made you will be informed by email or phone. Please refrain from inquiries during the process as this will only slow down the procedure. Please be informed that questions solely regarding the status of your visa will not be answered.

Checklist visa application

  1. Thoroughly read through the applicable information sheet below.
  2. Fill in and print out the form here.
  3. Book an appointment for national visa here. Please note that it is not allowed to block appointments and to transfer a booked appointment to another applicant. Those who book several appointments will be blocked by the system and all appointments will be deleted without further notice. Also be informed that a visa can be applied for no more than three months before the date of entry into Germany.
  4. Be on time for your appointment. If you are delayed or cannot attend the appointment, please cancel the appointment at least three days in advance.


Forms and additional information:

Online Form

Visa application PDF / 289 KB
Frozen account PDF / 105 KB

Health insurance PDF / 266 KB

Information sheets by visa category:

National Visa for Language Course PDF / 641 KB

National Visa for research stay (Section 18d Residence Act) PDF / 315 KB

National Visa for Study Applicants and Study PDF / 122 KB

ERASMUS, DAAD PDF / 645 KB

Employment PDF / 307 KB

Family reunion PDF / 741 KB

Placement Intership EU PDF / 495 KB

Vander Elst PDF / 134 KB

Merkblatt Blue Card auf Englisch PDF / 310 KB

Visa to marry PDF / 146 KB

Professional Drivers PDF / 474 KB

Job Seeker PDF / 302 KB

Self Employment PDF / 99 KB
IT Specialist PDF / 216 KB

Employment non academics PDF / 481 KB
Working Holiday Visa PDF / 633 KB

General information about visa for Germany

Entry and residence - overview
Subsequent entry of spouses: language skills (BAMF)
Flyer download - Basic knowledge of German (BAMF)
Flyer download - The EU Blue Card (BAMF)

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