Please read the information provided on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

For individual enquiries please use our contact form and choose the category “All enquiries regarding Afghanistan”.

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Important Information:

The German Embassy informs that due to technical issues in the communication between our head office in Germany and the Embassy, the visa issuing process will take longer than usual.

The Embassy regrets the inconvenience

General Information:

Qatari citizens or non-EU nationals must hold a valid visa for travel to Germany.

More than 23.000 visas for nationals from over 190 different countries are processed by the embassy's visa section every year.

The visa application center VFS Global is handling Schengen Visa applications for the German Embassy in Doha.

Which type of visa is required for travel to Germany depends on your period of stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany - e.g. a business or holiday trip, or do you intend to stay for a longer period - e.g. for studying?
For further Information please click on the options below:

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

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