Visa applicants who intend to stay over 90 days in Germany have to apply for a long term visa (residence permit) at the German Missions in Saudi-Arabia (Embassy in Riyadh or Consulate General in Jeddah). Applicants who are resident in the provinces Tabuk, Medina, Mekka, Baha, Asir, Najran und Jizan need to apply at the Consulate General in Jeddah (exception: family reunion to Syrian refugees).
Please note that the German missions will have to contact the local aliens office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germany for most long-term visa requests. As a consequence the proceeding time can vary and there is no guarantee whether your visa will be granted. The general proceeding time is 2-12 weeks depending on the type of residence permit you are applying for. The processing time for applications for family reunion to Syrian refugees can take up to two years.
We kindly ask for your understanding, that no information on the status of your visa application can be given during the processing time!
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In order to confirm an appointment you will have to provide a valid email address and your correct name and passport number (in Latin letters). After you have successfully booked an appointment, you will receive a confirmation by email. If you didn't receive a confirmation email, please check your spam-folder before contacting the Embassy. Please present a printout of the appointment confirmation to our security guards at the visa section. Access will only be granted if the passport data matches the details on the printout of your appointment confirmation.
Please make sure to be on time - otherwise your application will not be accepted.
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