Blue Sign with "i" and Arrowl | © iStockphoto
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Germany is a member of the Schengen area. This area comprises a group of 25 European countries among which internal borders have been removed and where the free movement of persons is guaranteed.
Depending on a person's nationality as well as the length and purpose of a visit, a foreign visitor may require a visa or permit to enter and stay in Germany and the Schengen area. This section gives an overview of the different types of visas available and helps visitors find their way around, not only in the first few days in Germany but also throughout the rest of their stay.