Following the terrorist attacks by Hamas: Israeli nationals can stay in Germany without a visa until the end of April

Following the terrorist attacks by Hamas: Israeli nationals can stay in Germany without a visa until the end of April

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Following the terrorist attacks by Hamas: Israeli nationals can stay in Germany without a visa until the end of April

type:
press release

, Date:
22 January 2024

Germany temporarily waives residence permit requirement.

Israeli nationals who are currently residing in Germany can remain in the country until 26 April 2024 without having to apply for a residence permit or an extension to their visa-free stay. The German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community has issued an ordinance to this effect.

Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser: “We were deeply shocked by the barbaric terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel on 7 October. We will not abandon the people of Israel – and we also want to help those who are temporarily living with friends and family in Germany in the face of Hamas’s terror. With our ordinance, we are enabling Israeli citizens to stay in Germany for a further three months without having to apply for a residence permit. This is pragmatic and unbureaucratic assistance for people we want to help in this difficult situation.”

Usually, Israeli nationals can stay in Germany for up to 90 days without a visa. From 26 January to 26 April 2024, they will now be exempt from the requirement for a residence permit to stay. The ordinance was promulgated in the Federal Law Gazette on www.recht.bund.de on 22 January 2024 and will enter into force on 26 January 2024. It will apply retroactively from 7 October 2023.

Originally published at https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/pressemitteilungen/EN/2024/01/israel-aufenthalts-uebergangsvo_EN.html;jsessionid=1D3283467E438826755642F0F6C80DDE.live881

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