Visa for Re-entry


Here you will find information about the re-entry visa if you already have a legal residence in Germany and are denied entry due to a lost or expired residence permit.

All required documents need to be submitted at the personal interview in 1 copy including the application form. Please do not staple the photocopies. Original certificates / documents must be presented separately. Your original documents will be returned to you once your application has been processed.

The following documents have to be submitted as indicated below:


VIDEX application form

+ the additional declaration

completely filled out in English or German, signed by the applicant himself

2.Visa fee75,00 Euro,

Payable only in cash in GHS at the current exchange rate of the Embassy

3.1 biometric photograph

- not older than 6 months

- uniform white background

- size: 3.5x4,5 cm

- not glued or stapled to the application form

The following documents must be submitted in original and with one set of copies in DIN A4 format. Please do NOT staple the documents!


- Original passport + copy of data page

- valid for at least 6 more months and at least two free pages

5.Proof of legal status in Germany


- old passport with the residence permit for Germany or a copy

- (expired) residence permit card

- “Fiktionsbescheinigung”

- German registration certificate

- German health insurance card

- German salary slips

- German student ID cardz.B.

6.Proof of last departure from Germany


- stamps in the passport

- Boarding pass
7.Police report, if applicablein case your passport/residence permit got stolen or lost
8.Marriage certificateIn case the passport has been reissued due to a change of name or if your spouse is a German citizen
9.Health insuranceTravel health insurance, valid min. 1 month

The embassy must involve the competent authority in Germany in the visa procedure. Depending on previous stays, the answer may take some time. Therefore, apply for the visa in good time. We ask for your understanding that inquiries about the status of the application cannot be answered within the first 12 weeks of the application.

All above information is without guarantee for correctness and completeness. They are based on the information available to the embassy at the time of creation.

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