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Living and working in Rostock, Germany

Citizens of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
 
You do not need a special visa for entering Germany.
All you only need is:
  • your valid ID card (passport not mandatory)
  • European Health Insurance Card
  • Vaccination card
To find out more information, please check the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
 
 
Citizens of non-EU countries
 
For entering Germany for less than 90 days, a Schengen visa (Visa Category C) is required.
For entering Germany for more than 90 days, a national visa (Visa Category D) is required for most applicants from non-EU-countries.
 
Citizens from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic Korea, and USA have special privileges that do not require a visa.
 
For detailed information on visa application please follow the link to the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) and/or contact the German embassy or consulate general in your home country.
 
In some cases there are special bilateral/multilateral visa regulations for students or researchers.
Please also get informations on that from the German embassies and consulates general.