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Moving to Germany: Guide to German visas and permits

Moving to Germany: Guide to German visas and permits

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Find out which German visa or permit you need to visit, live, study or work in Germany, and how to apply for the correct German visa or permit.

Work in Germany: Getting a German work permit

Work in Germany: Getting a German work permit

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If you want to work in Germany – and you're not from the EU/EEA or Switzerland – you'll need a work permit, which will be linked to your residence status in Germany.

German visa to join a relative or partner in Germany

German visa to join a relative or partner in Germany

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If you want to move to Germany to join a family member or spouse, a German family reunification visa will allow you to live and work in Germany.

How to get German citizenship or a permanent visa

How to get German citizenship or a permanent visa

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Find out if you are eligible to apply for a German permanent visa or German citizenship, and what benefits both options offer.

Study in Germany: German student visas and permits

Study in Germany: German student visas and permits

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A guide for German student visa and immigration requirements for those who plan to study in Germany or carry out academic research.

A guide for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens moving to Germany

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EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can live and work in Germany without restrictions, but will need to register with the local German authorities.

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