What is the Schengen visa?

The Schengen visa allows you to stay in Germany and other Schengen countries for up to 90 days. It's often called the tourist visa.

Australian, Israeli, Japanese, Canadian, South Korean, New Zealand and American citizens do not need a Schengen visa. They can visit Schengen countries without a visa for up to 90 days12.

European Union, Icelandic, Liechtenstein, Norwegian and Swiss citizens do not need any visa to live and work in Germany1.