Berlin

There are a number of factors that need to be considered when determining if a faculty member or researcher needs to obtain a visa in advance of traveling to Germany. These factors include: country of citizenship, duration of the trip, prior recent travel to the Schengen region, and the purpose or activity required during the trip. If in doubt, please contact the Office of Global Services (OGS) as early as possible.

Prepare for Your Stay in Germany

Before beginning STEP 1, be sure to have a valid passport.

  • A valid passport should have at least six months beyond expected return date and at minimum, two blank visa pages.

STEP 1

Complete the Immigration Assistance Request Form

Typical Timeframe: 0-1 Days

STEP 2

Book an Appointment with OGS

Typical Timeframe: 1-10 Days

  • OGS identifies proper immigration path for the intended trip and contacts faculty member.
    • If OGS determines a visa is needed, faculty member books an appointment with OGS.

STEP 3

Gather Documents and Share with OGS

Typical Timeframe: 1-30 Days

  • Faculty member gathers their immigration and travel documents and shares with OGS via NYU Box.

STEP 4

File Work Authorization Application

Typical Timeframe: 30-60 Days

  • If work authorization is required, OGS will work with the faculty member, their department or school, and outside counsel to file work authorization application.

STEP 5

Book Consulate Appointment

Typical Timeframe: 1-30 Days/Concurrent

  • Faculty member books consulate appointment, if relevant.

STEP 6

Review Visa Application Materials with OGS

Typical Timeframe: 0-1 Day

  • Prior to consulate appointment, faculty member returns to OGS to have visa application materials reviewed.

STEP 7

Attend Consulate Appointment

Typical Timeframe: 1 Day

  • Faculty member attends consulate appointment to submit visa application.

STEP 8

Pick up Visa and Passport

Typical Timeframe: 1 Day

  • Faculty member returns to consulate to pick up visa and passport.

STEP 9

Travel to Destination

Typical Timeframe: N/A

  • Faculty member travels to destination and enters showing their passport and visa.

STEP 10

Apply for Residence Permit

Typical Timeframe: 5-45 Days depends on destination

  • Faculty member applies for residence permit, where applicable.

STEP 11

Complete Suggested Travel Practices

Typical Timeframe: Prior to travel


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