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Student Visa and Embassy Information

All students are required to have a passport. The demand for passports tends to be heaviest between January and August. However, backups and delays can occur at any time of the year due to various reasons and even for expedited service, so be sure to apply as early as possible- several months in advance.

American and Canadian citizens do not need a student visa to study in Germany. However, all students from outside the EU who are staying in Germany for more than 90 days must register with the local Resident Registration Office (Bürgeramt) within 1 week of arrival in Germany and then apply for a residence permit at the Foreigners Registration office.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to check with your local embassy or consulate to verify entry requirements for Germany. Please check with ISA if you are unsure about any visa/document requirements.

Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.

Consulates

In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.

Embassies

  • Phone:
    +49-30-8305-0
  • Fax:
    +49-30-8305-1215
  • Mailing Address:
    U.S. Embassy Berlin
    Clayallee 170
    14191 Berlin
    Federal Republic of Germany
  • Street Address:
    U.S. Embassy Berlin
    Clayallee 170
    14191 Berlin
    Federal Republic of Germany

Berlin, Germany

Embassy of the United States in Germany

Email: vog.etats@nilrebsca

Web: https://germany.usembassy.gov/

General information...

The Embassy of the United States in Berlin provides consular services to American tourists, students and businessmen that visit Germany each year as well as to U.S. citizens residing in Germany.

American Citizen Services
American citizens in Germany in need of American Citizen Services during regular business hours, can call the American Citizen Services routine call number at +49-30-8305-1200.

Emergency Services
American citizens in Germany in need of emergency assistance, can call the Embassy's emergency number at +49-30-8305-0.

Non-Emergency Serivces
Non-emergency services (e.g. renewal of U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and notarials) provided by the U.S. Citizen Services Unit at the Embassy of the United States in Berlin are available through an online appointment system.

Location information...

Public Transport to Clayallee: from Zoo Station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten), take the U9 two stops to Spichernstrasse, then take the U3 to Oskar-Helene-Heim.
Buses from Zoo Station: X10, 110.

  • Phone:
    (202) 298-4000
  • Mailing Address:
    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
    4645 Reservoir Road NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    United States
  • Street Address:
    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
    4645 Reservoir Road NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    United States

Washington, DC, United States

Embassy of Germany in the United States

Web: https://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/01__Embassy/Washington/__Home.html

General information...

Legal and Consular Department
The Legal and Consular Department of the Embassy is responsible for visa applications, passport applications, visa and passport pick-up, and other consular serviced. The Legal and Consular Department is open Monday-Friday. Please call 202-298-4000 to set up an appointment.