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When should I apply for my Working Holiday/Youth Mobility Visa for Germany?

If you apply at the German embassies abroad, the visa processing time is around 2-4 weeks. Please note that this may change, so you should not apply for your visa at the very last minute. Typically, you can only apply for your visa 3 months prior to the scheduled arrival date in Germany. The validity of the visa typically starts on the date when you enter Germany.

If you can apply for your visa in Berlin, the visa will be issued on the day of your appointment. However, there might be a waiting time of several months to get an appointment! Whenever possible, please try to get your Working Holiday/Youth Mobility Visa in your home country!

Updated on: 02/01/2024