Visas and entry

01.12.2017 - Article

Welcome to Germany!

Arriving in Germany
Arriving in Germany © dpa

Qatari citizens or non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany.

The Visa Section of the German Embassy in Doha is processing over 23.000 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 Doha is operated by VFS Global

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)

FAQ on visas and entry