Legal and Consular, Passport and Visa Service
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.
Range Consular Services
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...
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.
Tax law in Germany
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.
Info sheet "Illicit trade in cultural property" [pdf, 203.57k]