[Updated] Germany: Additional Assistance for Turkish Nationals Seeking a Visa to Germany 

Last Updated on May 9, 2023

This article was originally published on 15 February 2023 and was updated on 8 May 2023 to reflect the latest information.  

8 May 2023 Update:

The government of Germany extended measures of assistance for Turkish nationals with relatives in Germany. As a result, Turkish nationals who entered Germany between 6 February 2023 and 7 May 2023 on a valid visa that was issued by a German mission in Turkey will no longer be required to obtain a temporary residence permit until 6 August 2023.

Key Points

  • Germany to assist Turkish nationals affected by the humanitarian crisis in Turkey with a simplified visa process and increased resources at diplomatic missions


The government of Germany introduced measures to assist Turkish nationals impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Turkey. The government plans to take the following steps to assist those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Turkey:

  • Simplify the visa process;
  • Issue regular visas that will remain valid for a period of three months;
  • Increase staff capacities and resources at diplomatic missions located in Turkey.

Turkish nationals will continue to be required to present a valid passport and other required documents as part of the visa application process.

What are the Changes?

Germany introduced measures to assist Turkish nationals affected by the humanitarian crisis in Turkey by simplifying the visa process and increasing resources at diplomatic missions in Turkey.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Germany’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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