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Please follow our guide and make sure you have a passport that meets these requirements before applying for a German visa.

  • Its validity has to extend the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 3 months
  • It has to contain at least two blank pages;
  • It must have been issued within the previous 10 years. If it has been issued before that, your passport can not be accepted. That even applies in cases where the validity has been extended by the authorities of your home country.

If your passport does not meet all of these requirements, you will need to obtain a new passport before applying for a visa.