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This website will help you to find out whether or not you need a visa and will guide you through the application process. It also allows you to download the relevant application forms free of charge and provides you with detailed information on the required documents you have to submit with your visa application.
Please note that all applications for short-term visas (Schengen Visas) as well as for long- term visas /residence permits have to be submitted at the German Embassy Wellington. Please note that the Honorary Consuls in Auckland and Christchurch only handle passports, not visas.
Important Notice: Freedom of movement act / British nationals: Effective immediately, all visas which are issued to family members of eligible British nationals on the basis of the right of freedom of movement, will be issued with an expiry date of October 31,2019. For planned travels beyond October 31, 2019, it is possible to apply for a visa independently from the freedom of movement of the UK national, subject to the general requirements of the Visa Code or the Residence Act.
A visa issued for an indefinite period does not necessarily constitute a right of entry after October 31, 2019. In the event of an unregulated withdrawal from the EU, UK nationals will no longer have the right of free movement as of October 30,2019, as such, valid visas issued under the right of free movement of a British national will no longer be usable.