Visa regulations

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Here you can find out whether you need a visa for visits to Germany and the Schengen states of up to 90 days. Foreigners wanting to stay longer than 90 days in Germany, who want to work or study in Germany, as a rule automatically need a visa.

Visa application forms and information leaflets can be obtained from the German Embassy free of charge. Applicants may also download the forms from our homepage. The forms submitted must be original versions (at least one set) of the German Embassy Phnom Penh.

First time applicants always have to appear personally for an interview. Applicants who obtained and legally used at least two Schengen visas during the last 24 months do not need to submit their application in person if their fingerprints have been taken during one of those application processes. If fingerprints have not been taken, personal appearance is required.

With effect from October 07, 2013 the German Embassy will start an electronic appointment system for visa applications.From this date onwards, you will have to make an appointment in advance if you wish to apply for a visa. 

The appointment system enables the Embassy to provide an organised procedure at the entrance. This is to your advantage, as you can schedule an appointment which suits you best and you will not encounter long waiting periods at the entrance. Only applicants will be allowed into the Embassy. Due to lack of space there is no waiting area in front of the Embassy for accompanying persons.

Please read the information about the visa procedure carefully before you make an appointment. You will find this information in this website.

The Embassy recommends that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Please make sure that you have all the required documents, filled out completely. If you are late, you should be aware that the submission of your visa application will not be possible. 

Once the visa process is completed, you will be contacted by telephone and asked to collect your passport.

With effect from October 7, 2013 passports in visa matters will have to be collected from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 8:20 a.m.

The Embassy reserves the right to limit visitor numbers at any time during the opening hours in case of limited capacity.

VIS - Visa Information System

The Visa Information System – VIS

The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.

Schengen-Karte

Short-stay (tourist or business) visa for the Schengen States

The Schengen visa is valid for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

General Information on German National Visa

As a rule, all foreigners require visas for stays of more than three months or stays leading to the holder taking up gainful employment. Not subject to this requirement are citizens of the EU, the EEC countries and of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland and the United States of America, who may obtain any residence permit that may be required after entering Germany. Citizens of all other countries who intend to come to Germany for such a stay must apply for visas before arriving in the country.

Visa regulations

Schengen-Karte

Contact German Embassy Phnom Penh

German Embassy Phnom Penh

German Embassy Phnom Penh

Appointment for visa application

To apply for a visa you need an appointment. Please use our online booking system to book your appointment.

Nationals of the following countries are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit area of airports in Germany

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Application forms

Visa

Here you find both application forms for a short-term visit (up to 90 days) Schengen-Visa as well as for applying for a temporary or permanent residence permit (education, work,  family reunion and others).