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Long Stays - National Visa


Please read the information on the website carefully and use the contact form for inquiries to specific questions only. If the information requested is readily available on our website, we may not reply to your message.

Please understand that questions regarding the status of a visa application will not be answered. If additional documents are required to process your application, the Consulate will contact you.

Please do not send unrequested documents to the Consulate, especially invitation letters. The Consulate doesn't have capacities to store documents before the submittal of the application. All documents have to be presented by the applicant at the time of the appointment with the Visa Section.

Only applications from residents of Romania can be accepted. Applications from persons holding long-term visitor's visa can only be accepted if they can prove that they were unable to apply in their home country.

All applications have to be submitted in person. Please book an appointment with the visa section online:

Online Booking System German Embassy Bucharest

Please use this form to contact us in consular matters.

Citizens who wish to stay in Germany for more than 90 days or wish to work have to apply for a residence permit.

1. Preparing your application
2. Submitting your application
3. What happens during processing?
4. Return of your passport
5. Have a good trip! Information for visa holders
National visas are issued for long-term stays for a particular purpose. Usually issued for 90 days, such visas may be issued for up to a year in certain cases. After entering Germany, visa holders must apply for a residence permit as a general rule.

1. Preparing your application

You should start preparing your application as soon as you have plans to stay long term in Germany. The entire visa application process can take several months.
Please fill out and print the visa application forms for your appointment

Application Form National Visa
Consent Letter Minors

Please compile the documents you need to submit with your application. If documents or supporting documents are missing, your application may be rejected. We have prepared a checklist for each type of visa:

Please book an appointment with the German Embassy to submit your application in Person:

Online Booking System German Embassy Bucharest

Important Requirements

Your passport has to contain at least two blank pages. It must have been issued within the last ten years.

Our office does not work with agencies. These individuals or organizations are NOT able to secure appointments with us. The only cost involved is the visa fee charged by the German Embassy in Bucharest. Applications, checklists and appointments are provided free of charge.

2. Submitting your application

In order to submit your application, please attend your appointment at the German Embassy in Bucharest in person. Please hand in your complete documentation and pay the fee. The German Consulate General will ask you questions about your planned trip and take your fingerprints.

3. What happens during processing?

The German Embassy in Bucharest will review your application and make a decision on whether or not to grant you a visa. To this end, it will check whether your application meets the legal requirements. Depending on the purpose of your trip, it can take up to three months to check your application. The German Embassy will contact you as soon as it has made a decision on your application. We hope you will understand that we are not able to answer any questions on the status of your application during this processing period. After that, enquiries are only answered if they are made by email by the applicant, his/her legal representative or another person authorized in writing by the applicant.

4. Return of your passport

As soon as the German Embassy has reached a decision on your application, you will get an answer. In case of rejections. There are various reasons why your visa application may be rejected. The reasons will be stated in the letter notifying you that your application has been rejected. You are welcome to submit a new application at any time with complete, informative and verifiable documentation.

5. Have a good trip! Information for visa holders

If all the information on your visa label is correct, you are free to travel. Please check the information on the label as soon as your passport is returned to you. You should let us know immediately if there are any mistakes so that we can issue you a new visa.
Your visa will state your full name and passport number and include your photo. It will also state the number of days you can stay and the period of validity, that is, the time by which you must have received your residence permit for Germany.
Therefore, please do not forget to register at the resident’s registration office shortly after you arrive in Germany and to make an appointment with the foreigner’s authority. Your entry visa will allow you to travel within the Schengen area.

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