Welcome to Visa Services at the German Embassy Doha
Do you need a visa to enter Germany? And if so, how does the application procedure work?
Visa - Yes or No?
Qatari citizens or non-EU nationals require a visa to enter Germany.
EU nationals and nationals of a couple of other states are exempted. You can check here whether you need a visa or not.
If you need a visa, the next question is, which visa type you need to apply for. There are two different types of visa:
Schengen visa or national visa?
The visa type depends on the duration of your intended stay.
Are you planning a short-term stay in Germany for a period of up to 90 days – e. g. for a visit, as a tourist, on business, or for medical treatment – then you will need a Schengen visa.
Or do you intend to stay long-term, e. g. to reunite with your family or to study? For stays of more than 90 days, you need to apply for a national visa.
Please choose your visa type below to receive more information: