Visas and entry

Arriving in Germany

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09.12.2020 - Article

Welcome to Germany!

Please choose how long you are planning to stay:

Short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or business trip, if you ARE a Rwandan national):

Concerning the Schengen-Representations for Germany / by Germany we would like to inform, that all Schengen-Representations in general shall stay suspended until further notice or until central authorities bilaterally come to an agreement that at certain posts we shall continue the representation.

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)


Here you can find information on visa applications and visa renewal.

Current information on visa applications

The entry restrictions on all non-essential travel from third countries to the Federal Republic of Germany to contain COVID-19 may mean that you are not able to use a national visa issued by the Embassy in Kigali prior to the entry into force of the entry restrictions on 17 March 2020 during its period of validity. As soon as travel is possible again, a new visa can therefore be issued as part of a simplified procedure upon application. This fast-track procedure will be available if your date of travel has changed, but the purpose of your stay and destination remain unaltered. The Embassy in Kigali will inform you here without delay of any steps to be taken once travel is permitted again.

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