Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — New York

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Long-termin visa for stays of more than 90 days (National Visa)

Please book appointments in this category if you wish to apply for a long-termin visa for stays of more than 90 days in Germany (for example for family reunion, study or employment).

Please DO NOT book an appointment in this category for a short-term stay in Germany (tourism, visit, business trip). If you want to stay under 90 days in Germany, please contact our external service provider BLS International:

Please be advised that only one visa application can be accepted per appointment. (For example: if a spouse and two children want to apply for family reunion visas, three separate appointments have to be booked.)

The Consulate General would like to point out, that US citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany. Their application for a residence permit can be submitted directly at the local aliens' authority (Ausländerbehörde) within 90 days after entering Germany. The Consulate General strongly recommends using this option. However, please be advised that US citizens are only allowed to perform employment after a visa or residence permit have been issued.


Information concerning the required documents and the visa process can be found on our homepage:


Visa appointments can only be booked through the online appointment system of the German Consulate General in New York. The Consulate is unable to offer appointments via email. Therefore, we asked you to refrain from requesting appointments via email. Instead, please check our appointment system regularly for available appointments.

If you are unable to keep your booked appointment, please cancel your appointment immediately. Otherwise you deny other applicants the opportunity to get an appointment.

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