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07.07.2020 Australia

Visa for Australia

There is a basic entry ban for all foreigners without a permanent residence permit for Australia.

In urgent cases, however, an e-visa can be issued, usually with the prior approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

However, a 14-day self-isolation obligation applies on entry.

For more precise coordination of the application process, please contact our Berlin office.

07.07.2020 Cambodia

Visa for Cambodia

In a letter from the Ministry of Health of May 20, 2020, Cambodia announced that the entry ban for travelers from Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the USA and Iran who are still in possession of a valid Cambodian visa will be lifted immediately. All country borders with Thailand, Vietnam and Laos are closed until further notice.

Visa applications are possible in urgent cases, but only for business visas. Tourist visas will not be issued until further notice.

All travelers must present valid health insurance (minimum coverage of $ 50,000) and a health certificate (not older than 72 hours) with negative COVID-19 results upon entry.

07.07.2020 USA

Visa for USA

Since March 13, 2020, people who have been in Germany or another Schengen state within 14 days of entering the United States have been banned from entering the country. Entry restrictions for previous stays in China, Iran and Brazil also apply. The entry restrictions apply until further notice.

Against this background, the application / appointment for visas is currently not possible or only to a very limited extent.

07.07.2020 Belarus

Visa free Entry

A visa-free entry into Belarus is currently possible for German and Polish citizens for up to 30 days. However, entry must be through Minsk Airport.

02.07.2020 India

Visa for India

Commercial international flight connections to and from India remain prohibited until further notice. Entry and exit are currently not possible (according to the Federal Foreign Office, as of June 25, 2020).

The Indian Visa Application Centers are closed until further notice. The validity of visas issued before June 1st, 2020 is still suspended.

Visa issuance is currently only possible to a very limited extent with a few exceptions. Please contact our responsible branch for up-to-date information.

02.07.2020 Korea (South)

*update* Visa for Korea (south)

The previous regulations on visa-free entry have been suspended since April 13, 2020. Visas that were issued for multiple entries before this period are also no longer valid.

The consulates issue emergency visas (usually short-term visas of category C-4) for entry into South Korea, especially for urgent technical operations.

When entering the country, there is generally a 14-day quarantine- / isolation requirement. However, the inviting institution can request exemption from this obligation from the responsible authorities (MOTIE).

When submitting an application, the following additional documents must be submitted:

  • Health Condition Report
  • Quarantine Agreement
  • Isolation Exemption Certificate

You can find them as usual in our download area.

In addition, each applicant must include a medical certificate (not older than 48 hours), which shows that the applicant is free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Please note that the processing time for an emergency visa is at least 14 days.

 

*UPDATE from 12.09.2020*

Since September 12th, 2020, a new form for the quarantine exemption has been in effect for the Konsulat in Bonn and the procedure has changed.

The visa is applied for with the usual documents. As soon as the consulate has issued the visa, the company in South Korea must apply for exemption from the 14-day quarantine using the "Visa grant notice" and the new form (in Korea). Once approved, the applicant must apply to the consulate via Business Visum GmbH by e-mail to issue the confirmation.

The following documents are required for this:

  • Isolation Exemption Certificate (download here)
  • Copy of the passport
  • Copy of the visa
  • Flight confirmation (outward and return flight)
  • Hotel confirmation for the entire stay

The issued certificate will be valid for 7 days to enter Korea depending on the planned travel period. The quarantine exemption is granted for a period of max. 14 days and corresponds to the travel dates of the flight and hotel confirmation.

Our experts will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance.

25.06.2020 Russian Federation

Visa for the Russian Federation

Due to the current development in relation to the COVID-19 virus, the visa issuance has been suspended and all visa centers in Germany are basically closed.

Gradually, individual visas are issued again. A 14-day quarantine must currently be expected when entering Russia.


The following visas are again possible in the business category (as of June 22, 2020):

Crew Visa (only with official invitation from the Ministry) for crew members of aircraft, sea and river ships.

Business visas for technical services (only with an official invitation from the Ministry) for people involved in the commissioning and maintenance of devices manufactured abroad.

Work visa for people who are highly qualified specialists in the field of culture and sports, provided that these people present valid employment documents with a sports and sports organization or the All-Russian Sports Association.

25.06.2020 China

Visa for China

A basic entry ban for foreigners to China has been in effect since March 28, 2020. The validity of visas issued before this date is suspended until further notice.

Currently, entry to China is only possible with so-called emergency visas. An official invitation is required to obtain such a visa.

In addition, each applicant must complete a "Health Declaration Form" for the required application documents, which you can find as usual in our download area.

Please note that even with an emergency visa, entry into China is only permitted after a 14-day quarantine.

26.05.2020 Iran

Visa and Legalisation for Iran

The embassy of Iran in Berlin announced that they are open again as usual and the processing of visas and legalisation of documents is back to normal.

26.05.2020 Korea (South)

Changed visa regulations

The embassy of South Korea continues to accept visa applications personally in Berlin and can be picked up by a Business Visum.

The processing time is currently 3-4 weeks.

Due to COVID-19, medical evidence is required to confirm that there is no infection. This must not be older than 48 hours and must be added to the usual application documents. Without a medical certificate, processing in the embassy only begins when proof is available.

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