Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Visa requirements

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with an application form as a pdf file to download.



You have to sign a document in front of a German Consular Officer or need a certified copy? The following information was compiled to illustrate the different forms of notarial certification according to German law.

Spürhund des Zolls bei der Arbeit

Customs regulations

When entering Germany from a non-EU country, the goods you are carrying are tax/duty-free under certain conditions.

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Note: Report of birth to obtain German citizenship abroad

Affected are those who were born outside of the limits of the Federal Republic of Germany and whose parents were also born abroad after the December 31st of 1999, if their habitual residence is not Germany. Children with these characteristics will not automatically obtain German nationality by birth anymore. Exceptions to this general rule are possible in cases of imminent statelessness.



Requirements for minors travelling through all Botswana ports of entry

Reisehinweise für Minderjährige


Effective from the 1st October 2016 minors travelling through the country's borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passport. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent's affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However an affidavit will not be required if the father's name does not appear on the child's birth certificate.

Requirements for Minors Travelling Through all Botswana Ports of Entry [pdf, 132.45k]