National visa (for stay over 90 days)


If you plan to stay in Germany for more than 90 days, you need to apply for a national visa.

National Visa (D type) is the type of visa which should be obtained when you want to reside in Germany for over 90 days within the validity period of the visa decided upon by the Consulates.

Please make sure you apply with the appropriate German mission in Russia

To apply for a National Visa please book an appointment beforehand.

German Visa Application Centers are only authorized to accept applications for certain categories of visas.
Please look over these categories:

  • Students with admission to study at a higher educational institution, in a college of pre-university training (Studienkolleg) or in a language course as part of pre-university training;
  • Students or graduates of higher education institutions for internships within the framework of an international exchange program (§ 15 Nr. 4 BeschV) or during university studies after the 4th semester (§15 Nr. 6 BeschV).

Employment and their family members:

  • EU Blue Card;
  • Work as a researcher, visiting scientist and research assistant;
  • Work for hire for specialists with secondary vocational or higher education;
  • Work as IT-specialists with relevant professional experience;
  • Family reunification.

Application is possible only in Moscow and only for citizens with an actual residence address belonging to the administrative district of the German Embassy in Moscow.

You can find the information regarding the rules of applying for other purposes of stay on the website of German Diplomatic Mission in Russia.

Please note that in order to apply for a national visa, the personal presence of each applicant older than 12 years is required, since on the day of submission of documents, the fingerprinting procedure takes place.

Before the submission please check the set of documents.

The following notes can help you while filling in and printing the application form.

Before the submission:

Submission process:

  • Reviewing of the provided documents and biometric data collection take place in one of the VisaMetric offices; applications will then be forwarded to the relevant Diplomatic Mission
  • Kindly note that VisaMetric is able to provide additional services as listed here

After the submission:

  • You can track you application on our website
  • During the submission process you can opt for the delivery of the passport by a designated courier service company. After your application has been reviewed by the Embassy/Consulate, ​​your passport will be delivered to the address provided by you.

In case when additional documents are requested from the German Embassy in Moscow, you can use the mail d-visa@mosk.diplo.de, indicating in the subject line of the letter the identification number, international passport number, last name, first name and date of birth of the applicant.
Please do not send any documents to the Visa Section of the Embassy on your own initiative - mainly before submitting your application. These documents cannot be stored and / or processed at the Visa Section. Please provide a complete set of all required documents at the time of submission.