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29.03.2019 - Article

Information for your visa application

Schengen Visas can only be issued in specific exceptional cases listed below.
Please contact the Embassy via email for an appointment. info@ports.diplo.de
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.

Processing of visa applications

Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry 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”.

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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 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.

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 (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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