Visa Requirements and How To Apply
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Saudi nationals and the citizens of these countries need a visa to visit Germany
If you want to travel to Germany for short term only (less than 90 days), you will have to apply for a Schengen visa. Those who want to spent more than 90 days, want to work or to live in Germany on a permanent basis need to get a national visa (see below).
Applications should be made as early as possible (within 3 months ahead of departure). Due to the higher number of applications during the annual high seasons (summer, just before Ramadan or Eid al Adha) longer processing times are possible.
Every visa applicant is required to appear in person for collection of biometric data. The only exemptions being children under 12 years for Schengen visa, children under 14 years for national visa and handicapped persons where collection of fingerprints is not possible.
SCHENGEN VISA (stay of less than 90 days)
To submit your application, please use our Joint Application Center VFS Global in Riyadh, Jeddah or Al Khobar
To speed up the application process you may want to fill in the application online
Once completed, print it and take the printout, including the two dimensional barcode on the last page, with you to the Joint Visa Application Centre. Instructions how to fill in your application you will find in the
Location of service provider VFS Global in Riyadh
Dove Plaza (Hyper Panda)
Omm al Hamam Street
Call Center no. +966 11 4831957
Location of service provider VFS Global in Jeddah
Opposite SNAS Building, Manazil Muttaqin Street,
Near KFC Signal at Madina Road-King Abdullah Road Crossing,
Al Ruwais, Jeddah, KSA
Telephone : +966 12 614 4481
Fax : +966 12 657 4127
Location of service provider VFS Global in Al Khobar
1st floor, Al Katheery Center
King Faisal Road, Opp SABB
Raka Al Janoubia
Telephone: +966 3 8590243; 03 8576148
Together with your application you should present the following documents:
If you travel to Germany for medical treatment, please provide the documents listed in this download.
During the processing time no information on the status of you application can be given neither by the Embassy nor the Visa Application Center. It will also not be possible to claim your passport back without the visa.
For further information on Schengen visa, refer to the
NATIONAL VISA (stay of 90 days and above)
Visa applicants who intend to stay over 90 days in Germany are kindly requested to book an appointment for submission of the visa application at the Embassy.
Documents to be presented togheter with the application vary according to the purpose of your stay. Please refer to the pdf downloads on the right hand side for further information.
Please note that the Embassy will have to contact the local Alien office in Germany for every longterm visa. That is why proceeding time can vary and no guarantee on the success of your application can be given by the Embassy.