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 (Please see the right column)

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.

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.

Visa regulations - Schengen Visa (Visa up to 90 days)


Online appointment system for visa applications

The Visa Information System – VIS

VIS - Visa Information System

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.

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

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