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Travel purposes for short-stays after 1st January 2021 - Travel restrictions.

Nationals of the following countries are permitted to travel/apply for a visa if applicable:

  • Germany, EU, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland;
  • Thirst country nationals who hold a valid residence and reside in an EU or Schengen Member State
    + core Family members of aforementioned (spouses/civil partners, under-age children, parents of under-age children) traveling alone or accompanied by core family member.

Non-EU family members of first and second degree (over-age children, siblings, parents of over-age children, grandparents) are only permitted to travel for reasonable purposes, e.g. birth, wedding, death or emergency (severe illness).

  • A certificate of relationship (marriage, civil partnership, birth) must be provided.

Evidence of the purpose must be provided:
Death certificate, wedding invitation, medical certificate.

Other relatives (e.g. aunt, cousin, etc) are not permitted to travel.

Visiting an unmarried partner:

  • Long-term partnership:
  • Must have physically met before.
  • Following documents must be provided:

    1. Invitation + passport + BRP (if applicable);
    2. Completed partnership form;
    3. Evidence of meeting (entry stamps, tickets, photos).

    Unmarried partners travelling together:

  • Long-term partnership;
  • Must currently reside together;
  • Travelling for reasonable purpose: birth, wedding, death or emergency (severe illness).
  • Business travel
    Only essential business travel is permitted!

    Following documents must be provided:

    • Completed business form (to be completed by the business partner in Germany).

    Medical treatment (only for compelling treatment)

    • Treatments that can only be conducted in Germany or have been previously commenced in Germany;
    • Conditions that would incur a significant damage or a threat to life if left untreated.

    Following documents must be provided:

    • Completed medical procedure form.


      We are pleased to inform you that our German Visa Application Center in London will start receiving applications on 13th of April 2021, while our Visa Application Center in Edinburgh will start receiving applications on 26th of April 2021 with prior appointment booking.

      Our Call Center will answer your calls and reply to your written inquiries from 13th of April 2021.


      Following the discovery of new cases of coronavirus in Europe, we are taking all the necessary measures to ensure maximum safety of our visa customers and our staff. Our centres remain open, but we ask you to respect any guidance provided on-site during your visa appointment. Please also refer to the advice provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on how to limit your exposure to the virus. Visit WHO website for more information.