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Visa-free travel to the Schengen area for Ukrainian nationals as of June 11, 2017

On May 11, 2017, the Council of the European Union has approved visa liberalization for the Ukraine. Starting June 11, 2017, Ukrainian nationals already holding a biometric passport can travel to the Schengen countries without a visa. You want to know what that means and how to travel to Europe without any problems?

Visa Needed?

Entry clearance requirements depend on the citizenship of the applicant. Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to visit Germany for stays of up to 90 days. Please check our country list if you are not sure whether you need a visa.

Visa Country List

Where and how to apply?

German consular services are available through its Embassy in Washington and Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

All German Missions require that you schedule an appointment in order to apply for a visa. Appointments have to be booked via our free online appointment system. Except for rare instances, you have to submit your application in person.

Click below to find out where to submit your application and to learn about any specific application procedures. Due to local particularities handling and processing may vary slightly among the German missions involved.

Consulate Finder

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Medical Health Insurance

Information on Medical Health Insurance when applying for a Schengen visa.

Please Note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

Visitor Visa

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German Missions in the United States

Find out which German Mission can assist you by using our Consulate Finder.

Visa Appointment Requirements

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All German Missions require that you schedule an appointment in order to apply for a visa.

Please note that for the time being the Safari browser is incompatible with the appointment booking system!

Please check specific appointment requirements on the website of the mission that is responsible for you:

Atlanta

Boston

Chicago

Houston

Los Angeles

Miami

New York

San Francisco

Washington

You do not know which mission can assist you? Use our Consulate Finder:

Consulate Finder

Visa FAQ

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Did you have a look at our FAQs? You might find the answer to your question right there.