1. Schengen-Karte EU signs visa waiver agreement with the United Arab Emirates
  2. Europe Day event in Berlin 2011 Ten reasons for Europe
  3. Visit Germany
Schengen-Karte

EU signs visa waiver agreement with the United Arab Emirates

On 6 May the EU and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement. The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of the UAE and for citizens of this country when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period.   In order to benefit from visa-free travel, citizens from the EU and the UAE must be in possession of valid ordinary, diplomatic, service/official or special passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity.   The agreement will now be sent to the European Parliament with a view to obtaining its consent before it can be concluded. However, it will apply on a provisional basis as from 6 May 2015. Ireland and the United Kingdom will not be subject to the application of the agreement, in accordance with the protocols annexed to the EU treaties. The visa regime to these member states remains subject to their national legislation.

Europe Day event in Berlin 2011

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In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. This makes Germany one of the most popular countries in which to study, as well as a site for state-of-the art research and patent development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?

Important

“The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany will be closed onSunday, May 24th 2015 (Pentecost).

In case of emergencies regarding German nationals you can contact us by phone or text message via our emergency line : +971-50-621-6291.

Please note: Visa issues are not considered an emergency. For inquiries please call during office hours using the embassy's landline.”

Schengen Area

“Welcome to Germany” - German Ambassador applauds UAE - Schengen visa waiver agreement

On May 6, the United Arab Emirates and the member states of the Schengen zone signed the visa waiver agreement allowing UAE nationals to travel without a visa requirement to any member state of the Schengen zone for up to 90 uninterrupted days within a 180 day period. The agreement will be provisionally enforced upon signing.

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Klimawandel

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism

The Federal Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, please register with ARCH+ by 30 April 2015 and send in your submission: International competition in the context of the UN-Habitat III Conference PLANETARY URBANISM –  CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT In the medium of information design

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Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

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The German Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Our regular opening times and address you will find here:

The Ambassador

Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Wilhelm Lübkemeier(Abu Dhabi, UAE)

The German Embassy in Abu Dhabi is headed by Ambassador Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier.

Visa Application Procedure

VIS - Visa Information System Enlarge image (© EU Komission)

All applicants living in Abu Dhabi who wish to apply for a Schengen Visa to Germany as their main destination should submit their respective application at the Embassy's contracted partner VFS Global.

VFS Global - Germany Visa Application Center

Helpline: +971 4 205 5666

Location:

Shining Tower,Level 25
King Khalid Bin Abdel Aziz, 26th Street
Abu Dhabi – UAE
Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall

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