You want to stay in Germany for more than 3 months and/or work in Germany?
All persons who wish to stay in Germany for more than 90 days are required to obtain a residence permit.
Entry clearance requirements are dependent on the nationality of the applicant. Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to visit Germany for stays up to 90 days. Please check our country list if you are not sure whether you need a visa.
All persons who wish to seek employment in Germany are required to obtain a residence permit in the form of a visa. Where needed, a work permit will be included in the visa issued for this purpose.
The "Working Holiday Programme" is based on bilateral agreements between the Federal Republic of Germany and other countries and aims at enabling young people to gain an insight into the culture and daily life of Germany, allowing them to travel to Germany for a stay of up to 12 months.
With the new service, you are now requested to book a time slot to meet the visa officers at the Embassy and the Consualte General Osaka-Kobe.
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.