France: Travel and safety advice, Olympic and Paralympic Games
12/04/2024 12:05


In connection with the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, France has announced increased border police and customs controls at its national borders with Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Spain as well as at all air and sea borders between May 1 and October 31, 2024 (source: Federal Foreign Office).

Please check the necessity of the EU declaration / posting declaration and always have an A1 certificate ready.

Best regards

Your DVKG Team


China: Visa exemption for further countries
07/03/2024 16:00

According to the latest communication, the current 15-day visa-free entry to the People's Republic of China until 30.11.2024 for nationals of

is planned to be extended from 14.03.2024 also for nationals

The exemption from the visa requirement is to be valid exclusively for the following purposes and provisions:

The exemption shall NOT apply for the following purposes:

As soon as we have more detailed information, we will of course inform you again.

If you have any questions, the DVKG consular advisors are at your disposal at any time.

Your DVKG Team

Fasting month of Ramadan: Longer processing times in the consulates of Islamic states
09/02/2024 10:00

We would like to point out that the fasting month of Ramadan takes place from March 10, 2024 to April 9, 2024. Due to this, longer processing times must be taken into account for applications submitted to the consulates of Islamic states for this period and for the subsequent sugar festival.

China visa regulations
30/01/2024 09:00

According to the latest communication on entry regulations, the 15-day visa waiver does not apply to productive activities in China. Specifically, a visa is still required from the first day of entry if the stay is "for work purposes". In this respect, we recommend applying for a visa - especially for assembly work, for example.

We will of course continue to keep you informed about current developments.

If you have any questions, the DVKG consular advisors will be happy to help you at any time.


Chinese New Years Festival
26/01/2024 10:00

When applying for your visa, please note that the PRC Visa Application Service Centers in Germany will be closed from February 12th to 14th, 2024 due to the Chinese New Year.

Please take this into account when applying for a visa and planning your trip.

We recommend applying for your visa early.

If you have any questions, the DVKG consular advisors will be happy to help you.

Your DVKG team