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.
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.
Please select one of the following options when applying for your Germany Visa:
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.
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
- Attend an interview with embassy or consulate
- Submit finger prints
- Pay visa application fee
- An application for a visa. Fill out the form with accurate information that corresponds to the information in the other papers.
- Declaration. This is a form that you must sign and submit to the German authorities in your country of residency. You certify that you have supplied the relevant information to the best of your knowledge and belief by signing this document.
- Two passport photographs are required. These images must be similar, and they must have been shot within the last three months.
- Your passport/travel document with at least 2 blank pages
- Itinerary for a round-trip flight. A copy of the round-trip flight reservation, with passenger information and dates demonstrating that the stay in Schengen is not more than 90 days.
- Proof of lodging is required. A document that shows the German embassy/consulate where you will be staying during your visit to Germany, such as a hotel reservation.
- Germany Health Insurance for Travelers. You should secure travel health insurance for the whole area of Germany and all other Schengen nations prior to submitting your application. Medical emergency must be covered by your insurance for a minimum of 30,000€.
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.
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.
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.
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.