Overview of country categories

Current facets (Pre-Master)

Short-stay visa/

Schengen visum

Temporary residence permit [MVV]

Ordinary residence permit for a fixed period [VVR]

Work permit [TWV]

Country categories

≤ 3 months

> 3 months

> 3 months

Purpose of stay
decisive

 

 

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Category I

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Category II

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Category III

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Category IV

“yes” means that this document is required.

Category I:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Category II:

Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, United States, Vatican City, 

Category III:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Kiribati, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldavia, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela

Category IV:
All other countries

Schengen countries:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.