For the entry and stay in Germany, you need a valid visa or a residence permit.
Whether you are subject to the visa requirement depends on your nationality. Visas are issued for short-term visits or long-term stays in Germany.
Foreign public documents are often only recognized by the German authorities if their authenticity has been confirmed.
By submitting a Declaration of Commitment you can enable foreign nationals to enter Germany for a short-term visit or a long-term stay.
When you move to Germany from abroad, you can import your personal items free of customs duty.
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