Visa

Passport with visa stamp
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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? If you have questions, please let us know!

Brexit Information for British Citizens 

Since the United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020, British citizens will have to apply for some proof of their right of residency in order to reside in the territory of Germany. This concerns both British citizens who are already living in Germany and those who intend to stay here in future. There is a transition period in place until 31 December 2020 - up until then, the previous right of residence remains in force.

However, the future visa and / or residential regulations are currently unclear. We therefore strongly recommend British citizens to inform themselves regularlyon the possible impact on their residence and on their right to work / study in Germany, e.g. via the British Embassy in Berlin, the German Embassy in London or the local foreigners' registration offices in Potsdam or Berlin.

British citizens living in Berlin are asked to register online at the foreigners' registration office.