Formal Entry Requirements

When moving to Germany expats will need to ensure that all paperwork is in order and make sure they have the right visa and entry requirements for Germany before moving.

Citizens of EU states are able to come to the country with just their passport and are able to live and work in Germany without a visa, however will need to get a residency permit.

Non-EU citizens who are travelling to Germany for a short stay may be required to apply for a Schengen visa which generally can take around two weeks to obtain. Expats who are not from the EU will also need to get a work or residency permit to live and work in the country