Legal and Consular, Passport and Visa Service

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Range of Consular Services

For Germans resident abroad, the German missions abroad are the most important liaison point with Germany for all legal matters. Here we will tell you about our principal services and the procedures used.

Non-acquisition of German nationality for children born abroad to German parents

Non-acquisition of German nationality for children born abroad to German parents (section 4 (4), first and third sentences, of the Nationality Act) Children born abroad do not acquire German nationa...

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Visa

We would like to make the visa application process as simple as possible. To download the visa application form and a list of the countries that require a visa for entering Germany, see the right col...

Customs

If you have any questions about custom related matters please contact the customs office in Germany.

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Foreign workers posted to Germany can be registered online as of 1 January 2017

Workers who are posted to Germany from abroad must, during the time they are working in this country, be granted the terms of employment that apply in Germany – such as minimum wage and minimum holiday leave.

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Tax law in Germany

The German Embassy can not advise in German tax matters. However, the Foreign Investors Help Desk at the Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt) can provide you with legally binding information on your specific request.

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Illicit trade in cultural property is threatening cultural heritage

The illegal export of cultural property damages the cultural identity and integrity of the country of origin. Therefore you should inform yourself about the export regulations of your travelling country before you buy and export cultural property.

Legal and Consular, Passport and Visa Service

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Information about the German Law in English - Centre for German Legal Information

The Centre for German Legal Information (CGerLI) offers a free database of electronic materials on German law.