Information on visa applications
PLEASE NOTE:The German Missions in Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver DO NOT ACCEPT visa applications.Please find more information on where to submit your application instead.
THE VISA SECTION OF THE GERMAN CONSULATE TORONTO DOES NOT OFFER CONSULTATION BY PHONE.The German Consulate Toronto does not charge fees for visa appointments. Any visa fees due will be charged on the day of your appointment.
I want to travel to Germany as a tourist, on business, for my studies, to work, or to join family members who live there. Which visa should I apply for?
A Schengen visa is required if you wish to stay in the Schengen territory for up to 90 days within a 180 day period for business, visitor and/or tourist purposes, and you do not attempt to work.
A transit visa might be required if you fly via Germany to get to your final destination.
Citizens who wish to stay in Germany for more than 90 days or wish to work have to apply for a residence permit.
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EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany for short and long stays.However, if you are moving to Germany, you must register at the city hall (Einwohnermeldeamt / Bürgeramt).
Information for UK citizens