Germany Visa

Germany Visa

German Visa Applications
For Travel to Germany

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Important Travel Document Information – Please Read

If you want to travel to Germany to visit family or friends, for tourism, medical treatment, for official, cultural or sports reasons, then you will need a Schengen Visa. This will allow you entry to Germany for 90 days within a 6 month period. You may also travel to other Schengen areas, if you do not over stay your 90 days. If you need to stay longer, you need to apply for a long stay visa.

We strongly advise to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you are approved for a visa to Germany in time for your trip. You will not be allowed on your flight without a valid visa document.

How to apply for a Schengen to Germany?

You will need to find the nearest German mission in your country, and then follow the below steps:

  • Fill out the application form online
  • Prepare required documents
  • arrange interview date with embassy or consulate
  • Attend the interview
  • Submit finger prints
  • Pay visa application fee

 

What if my application gets rejected?

You will get a letter stating the reason for rejection. You may appeal the decision by writing a letter. The rejection letter will outline this in more detail.

How long will it take to get a Schengen to Germany? 

It takes up to 15 business days to process your visa application. This time frame can change based on multiple factors, such as: staff available, applying in busier times, whether the application was completed correctly.

How much will a Schengen to Germany cost?

It will cost 80 Euros to apply, or 40 Euros for children aged 6 to 12. Anyone below the age of 6 is free to apply.

You can pay your fee whilst applying, or pay after your interview using cash or card. The fee for Germany is non refundable even if you are rejected.

Can I extend my Germany Schengen visa?

You can extend if you have good reason, such as natural disasters, personal reasons, humanitarian reasons, or late entry into Germany than when your visa was issued. 

You will have to apply for your visa extension at the Foreigner’s Office in Berlin, Keplerstr. You will need your valid passport, valid visa, Germany extension form, proof of income, health insurance and any other documents related to your visa type. 

You will need to make this appointment by email with the Foreigner’s Office, if successful, it will be extended on the same day. If your reason for extending is due to personal reasons or late entry, you will need to pay 30 Euros.

Can my Visa be revoked?

Yes, it can be taken away from you if your circumstances have changed from when you applied. It can also be cancelled if you provided false information when you applied for your visa, or committed a crime.

Please select one of the following options when applying for your Visa To Germany :

Germany National D-Visas

You must apply for a residency permit or national D-Visa, rather than a German Schengen Visa if you plan to stay in Germany for more than 90 days.

Your long-stay visa must be for a period of three months to one year, regardless of the length of your anticipated stay. You must apply for a residence permit at a prefecture in order to prolong your stay beyond the duration of your visa.

The long-stay visa is comparable to a Schengen visa throughout its validity term, allowing you to travel and remain in the Schengen Area outside of Germany for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, under the same circumstances as if you had a Schengen visa.

If you are a citizen of a country that can visit the Schengen zone without a visa, then you may travel visa-free and apply for your national visa / residence permit from within the country you wish to stay in long-term.

Easy 4 Step Process

1
Submit your Information
2
Details Are Reviewed
3
Schedule Your Appointment
4
Pay Visa Fees & Get Your Approval
Schengen Member Countries

Schengen Member Countries

The Schengen Area is a zone in which 26 European countries have abolished their internal borders to allow for free and unrestricted movement of people, while also adhering to common rules for controlling external borders and combating criminality by bolstering the common judicial system and police cooperation.

Except for Ireland and the nations that will soon be part of Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Cyprus, the Schengen Area encompasses the majority of EU countries. Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein are all members of the Schengen zone despite not being EU members.

Germany Schengen Visa Purposes

Germany Schengen Visa Purposes

One of the most well-known reasons for visiting the Schengen Zone is for tourism. However there are many reasons you can list as your travel purpose on your application such as:

Visiting Family or Friends – those who desire to visit family or friends who are lawfully resident in the Schengen region.

Business – Many individuals travel to and from the Schengen nations on a regular basis for business.

Medical reasons — For heading to any of the Schengen member states for medical treatment

Students and learners who intend to attend any form of educational institution, such as university courses, language courses, and other courses, for a duration of less than three months.

Cultural, Sports, and Film Crews – a visa created for those residing outside of the Schengen region who want to go to Europe for a Cultural, Sports, or Religious Event, as well as Film Crews.

Germany Visa Process

Once you have completed the online form and submitted your details, your information will be reviewed and your application will enter processing. First of all, any mistakes or un-clear information will be clarified or corrected to ensure no issues during your application.

An appointment must be scheduled to lodge your application, but first we will check the availability and advise accordingly. You must gather a selection of required documentation to prove you have sufficient financial means to support yourself, as well as evidence of your accomodation and flights to and from the country.

 

Entry To Germany

Because interview wait periods vary by location, season, and visa type, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. Examine the appointment wait time at the place where you’ll be applying.

A Germany schengen visa enables a foreign person to go to a Schengen port-of-entry (usually an airport) and request to be granted permission to enter the country. We can ensure your visa application goes smoothly, however, entrance to the Schengen zone is not guaranteed by an approved visa.

Other EU Visa Types

A Visa is required for any third national wishing to enter Germany or any other Schengen country. It could be a short-stay Schengen C-visa for stays of up to 90 days or a national D-visa / residence permit for longer stays in the country.

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Schengen visas are utilised by business persons, tourists, speciality workers, and students who want to stay in Germany for a limited time for specific travel purposes. Those who apply for a Schengen visa must show the Visa Application Centre that they intend to leave the Schengen Zone at the end of their temporary stay.

Once you submit an application, it will go through our 8 point check to ensure there will be no issues with your authorization. Sometimes it can take up to 72 hours to schedule your consultation call with the attorney but you will be kept up to date from the moment your application is submitted.

You will receive all updates to the email address you present on your application and our phone lines are open 9am-5pm (GMT+0) if you have any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is a Schengen visa for Germany valid for?

    This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally you first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.
  • Which countries is a Schengen visa valid for?

    Germany are a member of the Schengen Area. There are 26 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone in our resources section.
  • How long does it take to process a Schengen visa for Germany?

    You can expect an update on Visa Applications within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours. Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.