Visa

Passport with visa stamp
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Brexit Information for British Citizens 

British citizens require proof of their right of residence in Germany. This applies both to British citizens already living in Germany and to British citizens planning a longer-term stay in Germany.

British citizens may continue to enter Germany without a visa. For stays of more than three months, a residence permit must be applied for within the first 90 days of the stay at the foreigners authority responsible for the place of residence. It is important to note that you may not take up employment until you have been granted a residence permit that expressly permits this employment. To do this, contact the foreigners authority responsible for your place of residence directly.

Immigration Office Potsdam: auslaenderbehoerderathaus.potsdamde

Immigration Office Berlin: Online registration for British nationals

We advise British nationals to obtain regular information from the German Embassy in London, the British Embassy in Berlin, and the relevant immigration offices in Potsdam and Berlin.


Have you received an invitation from the University of Potsdam or one of its extramural institutions, and would like to know whether you need a visa for your time in Germany, and, if so, which one?

For an initial overview, please check the information given below and the visa navigator of the Federal Foreign Office

If you have questions, we will be happy to provide you with individual information!