Submitting your visa application being a resident of Yemen or Iraq

If you live in Yemen or Iraq, you can apply for your short term Schengen visa (stays for up to 90 days) or your long term National visa at the German Embassy in Riyadh. Please take note of necessary documents and additional information on our website.

Please book an appointment before travelling to Saudi Arabia; for Schengen applications please use the services of our Visa Service Provider VFS. For National Visa, please book an appointment through our website.

Please note that travel costs and costs for entering Saudi Arabia are within the responsibility of the applicant. The German Embassy regrets not being able to help you getting the necessary visa for entering Saudi Arabia.

Processing times are 2 weeks or more in high season for Schengen visa, up to 8 weeks or more for National visa.

Please also note that it is not possible to apply for asylum at a German Embassy.