Visa & Consular information
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Depending on the purpose and duration of your stay in Germany you can either apply for a short-term "Schengen visa" or for a long-term "German national visa".
To find out which documents you have to prepare, please read the section below according to your visa type.
A Schengen visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of six months and is valid for Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland (Schengen Area).
If you plan to live and work/study in Germany, you would need a German national visa.
German national visa
The new EU Blue Card is designed to make it easier for highly-skilled citizens of non-EU member states to live and work in the EU, and thus in Germany.
If you wish to work in Germany under the Blue Card scheme, kindly apply for a Work visa. The German authorities will issue the Blue Card once you are living in Germany.
Indian citizens are provided comprehensive consular services at the German Missions, including attestation of docuemtns, signatures and copies as well as general information on consular matters.