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National visa category D


Please note, that access to the Embassy‘s premises have only visitors with appointments. During the entire visit, it is necessary to wear either a medical mask or a protection level FFP2 mask.

Starting on November 18, 2021 all visitors over 12 years of age must be in possession of one of the following proofs regarding Covid-19:

  • Proofs of complete vaccination: the visitor should be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (vaccination with the last required dose of vaccine or a vaccine that requires a single dose at least 14 days before the visit). Only vaccines recognized in the EU countries are accepted.
    The Embassy accepts the proofs in form of QR-code (Apps like „Diya“ or „CovPass“) or vaccination passport containing an appropriate record.
  • Proofs of recovery from infection: positive PCR test, conducted minimum 28 days and maximum 3 months prior to the visit. If the test is older, the visitor should have either a proof of complete vaccination or a negative test certificate.
  • Negative test certificate: rapid antigen test or PCR test conducted in a laboratory.
    The rapid antigen test should be max. 48 hours old and the PCR test max. 72 hours old on visit.

These rules apply for the protection of all visitors and the Embassy’s staff. There are no exceptions. Not in a laboratory done antibody tests, self-tests etc. will not be recognized. Without mask and above-mentioned proof regarding Covid19, access to the Embassy will be denied. You will lose the appointment without a replacement and need to arrange a new appointment for a new visit (then with a mask and a proof).

As a rule, all foreigners require visas for stays of more than three months or stays leading to gainful employment.

Exemptions apply to EU and EEA (European Economic Area) citizens and Swiss nationals.

Furthermore, citizens of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America may obtain any residence permit that may be required after entering Germany.

Citizens of all other countries planning a longer stay in Germany must apply for visas at the competent mission before arriving in the country.

National visa applications must be approved by the relevant foreigners authority in Germany, i.e. the foreigners authority in the place where the applicant intends to take up residence.

If the approval of the foreigners authority is necessary before a visa can be issued, the procedure can take up to three months, in some cases longer, since the foreigners authority will often consult other authorities (e.g. the Federal Employment Agency). The Embassy only issues national visas once it has obtained the approval of the foreigners authority.

You may apply for a national visa for Germany for the following purpose: family reunion, study, language course (more than 90 days), for employment, vocational training, internship etc.

Visa application form

Please follow the link to VIDEX application form



You should arrange an appointment for interview. Please, follow the link to arrange an appointment in the Embassy:

To book an appointment in the Embassy

Some categories may apply for a national visa in the visa application centre VISAMETRIC. Please, follow the link to check if you may apply for visa in VISAMETRIC

List of documents

Please follow the link to the page „Merkblätter“ where you find all leaflets with lists of documents required for each purpose of the intended residence in Germany. Please choose the leaflet, print it out, fill in, sign it and bring to your interview


Additional to the listed documents you have to bring the proofs of your regular residence in Ukraine (Ukrainian residence permit). You may not apply for a visa if you are on visit in Ukraine.

Visa fees

Generally the fee for National visas has been EUR 75, to be paid upon submission of the application. For national visas, the fee for minors is half of the regular rate, i.e. 37.50 EUR.

We would recommend you to check the visa fees on the website of the German Embassy in your country of origin.

Detailed information

Detailed information on National visas you can find on our website in German and Ukrainian language. Please follow the link to each version of our website:



For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the visa section via our „Kontakt zur Visastelle“ page

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