Visa and Immigration
Arriving in Germany, © dpa
Information for your visa application
Schengen Visa Applicants who don't reside in Trinidad and Tobago can apply via courier service ONLY if a Schengen Visa has been obtained within the past 59 months.
You can forward your passport with all supporting documents to the Embassy via a courier service of your choice and provide the Embassy with an electronically generated pre paid airway bill to enable the Embassy to return your passport.
There is no guaranty that your fingerprints have been saved, only after your application has been processed, that can be certain.
Please make sure that you submit all supporting documents including the visa fee. The visa fee can be paid with by credit card. Therefore, you have to complete the authorization letter.
The overview to prepare the Schengen Visa application can be found here.
Processing of visa applications
All COVID‑19 entry restrictions to Germany will be lifted for the time being as of 0.00 CET on Saturday, 11 June 2022. From this date onwards, entry to Germany will again be permitted for all travel purposes (including tourism and visits). It is no longer necessary to present proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result for entry to Germany.
Visas required for entry to Germany can be applied for at the German Embassy Port-of-Spain for all travel purposes once again. There may be delays in the issuing of visas due to the high demand.
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, Portugal, Estonia
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 here.
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)
Which visa do I need for Germany?