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Visa



Citizens of the United States
- Citizens of the United States are among those who need only a valid passport (no visa) if entering as tourists for a stay of up to three months within a six-month period.
- Passports must be valid for at least another four months beyond the planned departure date.


European Union Nationals

- EU nationals need only their national identity card or passport to enter Germany.
- If you intend to stay for an extended period, you must register with the authorities (Bürgeramt, or Citizens' Office) within two weeks of arrival.


Outside the European Union & United States

- Unless you're an EU national or from a nation without visa requirements, you need a Schengen Visa to enter Germany.
- Visa applications must be filed with the embassy or consulate of the Schengen country that is your primary destination.
- Visas are valid for stays of up to 90 days.  
- To view the list of countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry, click here

Attendees from other countries should contact the Embassy/Consulate in their area for country-specific regulations on travel to Berlin.