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29.03.2019 - Article

Information for your visa application

Am I right here?

The German Embassy Port-of-Spain is responsible for processing visa applicants residing in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago, if their main destination is one of the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Italy for short-term stays less than 90 days (known as Schengen visa)
  • Portugal for short-term stays less than 90 days (known as Schengen visa)
  • Estonia for short-term stays less than 90 days (known as Schengen visa)

Applicants residing in Suriname who would like to travel to Germany have to apply at the Embassy of The Netherlands.


Do I need a visa?

Citizens of Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago are allowed to travel to the Schengen territory for short-term stays less than 90 days without a Schengen visa. Please read also our information sheet about Schengen visa waiver.

However, if you are travelling to Germany for the purpose of carrying out employment, any paid activity, study for more than 90 days or permanent residency a national visa to enter Germany is still needed.

Citizens of other countries, please visit this Website.


What kind of visa do I Need?

The kind of visa depends on the length and the purpose of the intended stay. Please choose the Duration of your intended visit:

Airport transit (less than 24 hours and no exit from the transit area)

(short term visa/Schengen visa: for example tourism, business or transit)

(long term visa/national visa/permanent residency: for example for study, work or Family reunion)

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