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Visa requirements

In 1996 EU regulations changed, relaxing visa stipulations for school visits.

For school visits to Germany with children whose passports are non-EU, teachers can fill in a 'list of travellers' form to apply for a waiver scheme.

In order to use the list of travellers, any non-EU pupils must:

  • Be a pupil at a general education school or Sixth Form College. NB. Further Education (FE) colleges in the UK are not eligible to use the list of travellers
  • Be on an organised school trip with their own school and be accompanied by a teacher from their school
  • Have their own valid passport
  • Be legally resident in the UK.

Please read the information on the procedure provided on the British Council website carefully before filling in the form: www.britishcouncil.org

Collective passports

A collective (or group) passport is an easy and cost-effective way for organised groups of young people to travel to Germany.

To find out who can use a collective passport and how to apply for one, please visit the British Government website: https://www.gov.uk

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