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.

From 10.02.2021 the German Visa Center in Moscow begins accepting documents for national visa for a long-stay for educational purposes. University students with an unconditional letter of admission for a German university or pre-university training college (Studienkolleg) as well as students already enrolled in such an establishment may submit their apllications at VisaMetric

From 01.03.2021 the German Visa Center in Moscow begins accepting documents for national visa for a stay for the purpose of internship for up to one year as part of an international exchange program or as part of training at a higher education institution after the 4th semester in agreement with the Federal Employment Agency.

From 04.05.2021, the German Visa Center in Moscow begins accepting documents for a national visa in order to obtain an EU Blue Card, both for applicants and for accompanying family members.

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.


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

Please read the information from the German Embassy in Moscow in connection with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Before the submission please check the set of documents.

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

You can get information about the full set of required documents, as well as inform your with the rules for submitting documents for other purposes of long- stay, on the website of the German Diplomatic Mission in Russia.

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.auswaertiges-amt.de, indicating in the subject line of the letter the identification number, surname, 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.