Visa - long term
To facilitate your travel arrangements, the German Embassy has summarized all relevant information and necessary requirements for long term visa applications for the Federal Republic of Germany. Please make certain to review the requirements carefully and adhere to them, as this will save you valuable time and effort throughout the visa application process. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
If you would like to apply for a long term visa and the purpose of your application is not listed below, please contact the visa section of the German Embassy for the specific requirements and procedure that applies (see contact details in the right column).
Please note: The German Embassy can only accept applications if you have lived in Uganda or South Sudan for more than 6 months with a valid residence permit. If this is not the case you are not eligible to apply. In that case your appointment will be deleted.
Download of Application Documents
Here you can download the documents that you will need for long-term visa application.
If required (for family related issues) also download the following documents:
Visa for the purpose of family reunion
You are already married to a German national or a person living permanently in Germany and thus want to live together in Germany? Do you consider the reunifaction with another family member? Please apply for a family reunion visa.
You intend to study at a German University? Please apply for a study visa.
Visa for the purpose of EU/EEA family reunion
You wish to apply for a long term visa for family reunion to a family member of EU/EEA nationality (not German) or you are moving together with EU/EEA spouse to Germany. Please study the necessary requirements carefully.
Requirements for EU/EEA family reunion [pdf, 303.6k]
Verification of Ugandan Documents
If you apply for a long term visa for Germany, a verification of your Ugandan documents may apply. Information on the procedure and the requirements can be found here.