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The basic requirement for entry into Germany is a visa. There is no visa requirement for: EU nationals Nationals of the following countries: Iceland Liechtenstein Norway Switzerland However, the nationals of a small group of countries (e.B. USA, Canada, Australia) can also enter visa-free for a longer stay and apply for their residence permit after entry. To enter for a longer stay (beyond 3 months), you as a national or national of another country need a visa (national visa). Only for short stays (up to 3 months) there is a visa waiver for a number of countries. A complete list can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Preconditions
In principle, you must prove basic knowledge of the German language. Exceptions apply to EU citizens certain nationals, e.B. Americans legal exceptions, such as illness and if necessary, consideration of hardship cases). Exceptions are checked before entry, usually when applying for a visa. The recognition of their proof of language proficiency in the visa procedure is the sole responsibility of the German mission abroad.

Hints
Details can be obtained on the website of the responsible German mission abroad or directly from the responsible German mission abroad.

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