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General required documents for a Germany Schengen Visa Application:
When you apply for a Germany VISA (Schengen visa for Germany),
there are certain documents you have to complete before making an
appointment. If you are travelling to more than one Schengen
country, you will apply in the German Embassy/Consulate in your
country if Germany is the country you will stay longer. If there is
no significant difference in days in-between the Schengen countries
you will be visiting, you will apply for a Schengen visa at the
Germany Embassy/Consulate if Germany is the first port of entry in
the Schengen Area.
The list of documents required in order for applying for a Schengen
visa in a German Embassy/Consulate depends on the type of visa you
are applying for.
download the application form:
Generally, you start with filling the application form which you
can download here in our website. Detailed and accurate
information about yourself and the purpose of your travel are
required in the application form so make sure you are honest.
Capital letters are recommendable, so handwriting doesn’t become
If the applicant has never had a Schengen visa before, he/she
must hand the application form and other required documents in
person, after making an appointment in the Embassy. In other
cases, the applicant can hand the documentation scanned via
- Your passport has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months
before the due date in order to be eligible to apply for a
Schengen Visa for Germany.
- Photo Requirement
Two photos are required per application form. Photos have to
apply to certain criteria which you find
Purchased return ticket within the planned duration of your trip
is required, plane or otherwise.
Proof of booked and paid accommodation in Germany is to be sent
to the Embassy/Consulate together with all the other
If you are staying with friends/relatives, a copy of their ID
and Passport as well as proof that they can support your stay is
Travel Health Insurance
Valid health insurance covering the total number of days you
will be staying in Germany is mandatory.
If the purpose of the travel is tourism/leisure you must also
send a copy of your detailed itinerary.
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- Bank Statement
A formal statement of your financial situation from the bank for
the last 3 months is mandatory.
If you are a student, you have to hand in proof of being
enrolled in a tertiary educational institution as well as a
formal letter from the designated authorities that gives you
permission to travel during that period.
If you are employed, a copy of your contract is mandatory as
well as a letter which stated that you are permitted by the
employer to take the annual leave during that period.
If self-employed you have to hand in official documents
confirming your own business (e.g. A copy of CK1 registration
papers/VAT Registration including name and proof of business
Minors have to hand in the original birth certificate among
If they are travelling alone the consent of both parents
represented by a signature in the application form and a formal
letter is requested.
If they are travelling with one of the parents, the consent of
both parents is still required.
Depending on the purpose of your trip to Germany, there are
slight differences in the typo of documentation required.
For a tourist visa, you will not be required to have any formal
invitation letter of any sort.
For a student’s visa however, in addition to all the
documentation above, you have to hand in the letter of
acceptance at the educational institution you are planning to
study in, as well as proof of financial sustainability for the
time being in Germany, among others.
For a business trip, you will have to hand in a formal
invitation letter by the parties residing in Germany, fully
explaining the nature of your visit.
For employment in Germany, you have to hand in your employer’s
formal letter stating the positing you’ve been accepted for,
period of employment, nature of the job, and the exact dates of
when you are expected to enter and leave the country.