Tips for traveling

  • Citizens with special and diplomatic passports must ensure that the electronic chip is available on their passports to ensure entry to Germany without the need for the Schengen visa.
  • Not to come to Germany for the first time on the entry visa "Schengen" issued by the embassy of another European country in Doha, but must be issued by the German Embassy, which will avoid the citizen accountability at the airport and allow them to enter Germany easily and not forced to return to Doha.
  • A citizen cannot pass through Germany (transit) on a visa that is not issued "for the first time" from the embassy of the country to which the citizen is go to.
  • Determine the purpose of the visit, whether for tourism, study or treatment when applying for the visa.
  • The need for the patient and his companions to arrive on a medical and not tourist visa, for easy renewal, unlike those who come by tourist visa, people who come with a medical visa can extend their residence after the expiration of 90 days, but are restricted and are only allowed to move in the state in which they are being treated and may not leave it. If caught violating this law, the competent German authorities shall take action in accordance with the laws of residence, for example the revocation of residence and the request to leave German territory. If the foreigners' office does not want to extend the stay, the patient or the tourist visa holder must leave Germany after three months and may return to it only after 90 days in accordance with European law.
  • Do not carry money more than 10 thousand euros (or equivalent in other currencies) at the entry of airports. If the citizen had to carry large amount of money, it is advisable to distribute the amounts among family or partners or to tell the employees about it (by going through the red checkpoint, illustrated on the ground) before going through the green checkpoint, because if the security men discovered or even if the citizen confessed to the employee after the green point of having such amount in possession, the citizen will be required to pay a fine, not to mention delays, questioning and exaggeration in the inspection.
  • Compliance with the laws and regulations of the host country as well as the compliance with travel requirements and international aviation regulations and non-carrying of prohibited materials.
  • Check the validity of passports and visa, as the visa cannot be extended at the airport.
  • Not to pledge a passport or personal identification card to any party in any case.
  • Do not allow the security services in Germany to inspect the place of residence without permission of inspection from the competent authority, and you should inform the consulate immediately if you are investigated in any case.
  • Check the official status of people who ask you to show your identity.
  • Keep consular numbers for reference when necessary.
  • Keep a copy of your passport and your personal ID card for reference when going to the consulate in case of their loss.
  • Attention should be paid to children in gatherings and markets. In the event of any problem, the consulate should be informed promptly.
  • It is important that the citizen carry their passport with them while moving within Germany.
  • Not to visit suspicious and dangerous places and to stay away from uninhabited areas.
  • Do not wear jewelry especially during the night, which may expose the citizen to theft.
  • Be wary of beggars because some of them are specialize in theft and looting money from personal baggage without you noticing them. You should ignore them calmly.
  • The need to carry the amount needed for your day and not carry any extra money, and the replacement of money with the bank card.
  • Put your wallet in your front pocket or inside women's handbags.
  • A tourist visa to the Schengen visa may be extended to two years or more, but this does not mean that he can stay in Germany for the validity of the visa. In accordance with European law, the tourist must stay for only 90 days within 6 months.
  • to state the reason of visit when applying for the visa since it is not acceptable for the student or the patient or the athlete to apply for a tourist visa. This is due to the difficulty of renewing the visa after the 90 days are over, which will require the student or the patient or the athlete to return to Doha and re-apply for the visa. Therefore, patients should have a D visa as well as the ones accompanying them to avoid leaving Europe after 90 days.
  • A tourist visa to the Schengen visa may be extended to two years or more, but this does not mean that he can stay in Germany for the validity of the visa. In accordance with European law, the tourist must stay for only 90 days within 6 months. This means that if the citizine entered Germany on 1-1-2017, he may reside on different period of time total of 90 days till 1-7-2017. If the 90 days are over before 1-7-2017, the citizen shall leave Germany and return to it after 1-7-2017, if necessary or else the citizen might find himself in a bind and may be prevented from entering Germany, where this is a breach of German and European law.
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