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If you plan to stay more than 90 days within a period of 180 days or take up employment you need to apply for a national visa.
Applications for national visa can only be handed in at the visa section of the Embassy.
In most cases the Embassy needs to contact organisations and institutions in Germany, so the process of issuing a visa can take some time. So be sure to apply as early as possible.
A national long-term visa (D-visa) also allows you to travel to the other Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a period of 180 days.
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Visa categories and others
Check the requirements for Study visa.
Check the visa requirements for study preparation.
Check the visa requirements for language course.
Check out the visa requirements for au pair.
Check the visa requirements for research scholarship holders and scientists.
Check out the visa requirements for work permit.
Check out the visa requirements.
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