Visa and residence permit regulations

Whether you need a visa to enter Germany depends on your citizenship as well as the planned length of stay.

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Visa and residence permit regulations

If you want to research in any form at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin, you should obtain information about visa regulations as early as possible and apply for a visa at the German embassy or a German consulate in your country of residence.

Our visa service

We are offering a visa service BEFORE and AFTER your arrival in Berlin.

  • BEFORE arrival: We consult you and your guest institute on visa entry regulations. In cases of problems please contact us as soon as possible.
  • AFTER arrival: We convert your entry visa into long-term residence permit or extend your residence permit using the company service of the foreigner´s office in Berlin.
    Furthermore, we offer advice on BlueCard or permanent residence permit applications.