Visa and Immigration

Arriving in Germany

Arriving in Germany, © dpa

29.03.2019 - Article

Information for your visa application

Applicants who don't reside in Trinidad and Tobago can apply via courier service if a Schengen Visa has been obtained within the past 59 months. contact: info@ports.diplo.de

Information on Relaxation of restrictions on entry to Germany for vaccinated persons from 25 June 2021

Processing of visa applications

Due to the development of the pandemic in Trinidad and Tobago, visa applications can currently only be accepted in urgent cases. As soon as this situation changes, an announcement will be made on this Website.

If exceptions allow entry to Germany, travellers can book an appointment. You can find a list of these exceptions as well as our booking portal below.

Issue of visas for vaccinated persons from 25 June 2021

Since 25 June 2021, entry to Germany is again in principle possible for persons from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago who have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with one of the vaccines listed on the Website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute(PEI). Fully vaccinated persons can again enter Germany for the purpose of visits and as tourists. To this end, fully vaccinated persons can apply for the necessary visas at the German Embassy in Port-of-Spain.

However, this does not apply to entry to Germany from countries that are classified as areas of variant of concern. Transportation to Germany from these areas continues to be prohibited.

Only persons who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI) and whose last required vaccination was administered at least 14 days ago can enter Germany. The plan is to extend this to other vaccines with a comparable level of protection as soon as the necessary tests have been completed.

To enter Germany, a digital EU COVID certificate or comparable proof of vaccination in digital or analogue form (paper form) in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish must be presented. This must always include:

  1. the personal data of the vaccinated person (at least family name, first name and date of birth),
  2. date of vaccination, number of vaccinations,
  3. name of vaccine,
  4. name of disease vaccinated against,
  5. identifiers that indicate the person or institution responsible for administering the vaccination or issuing the certificate, for example an official symbol or the name of the issuer.

In the case of a person who has recovered from infection, a single dose of a vaccine is sufficient. As proof of full vaccination for a recovered person, proof must also be provided that they had the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus before their vaccination. A positive PCR test must be submitted as proof of this illness. The proof of illness must be written in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish and available in digital or analogue form (paper form).

Persons under the age of 12 and who are not yet vaccinated may enter the country with proof of a negative test (PCR test or antigen test) when accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent. Persons under the age of six do not require proof of a negative test.

Further information is available under the following link.

Information about mandatory testing and proof of immunity, mandatory digital entry registration and quarantine regulations can be found here .

Visas for persons who are not fully vaccinated only if absolutely necessary

Visas can also still be issued to persons who are not yet fully vaccinated with a recognised vaccine if the intended entry to Germany is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained in German, English and French on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control”.




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:


Applicants residing in Suriname who would like to travel to Germany can apply at the Embassy of The Netherlands. Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions please contact the German Embassy in Port-of-Spain before applying: info@ports.diplo.de.

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.

Further Information on the Federal Foreign Office Website or Border Police Website.

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 (see below).

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 and click on the appropriate highlighted words for more information:

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

less than 90 days (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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