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Germany

Germany visa

 
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Schengen visa - travel document that allows a person to enter the Schengen zone for a designated period of time.

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Germany

Germany visa

Having to get a visa to Germany takes all the fun out of traveling.
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A visa is not required for this destination.

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-day period

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-day period

All passengers traveling to Germany MUST complete Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Germany whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Germany.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating an evidence of a freelance Plan.

  • Authorization Letter. You need to show a license or other authorization to show evidence of your expertise and relevance to pursue the intended profession. This is needed if you’re planning to exercise a profession that requires prior expertise in the field, i.e. Medicine, law, and similar.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

VisaHQ can provide consultation services prior to your application submission. You must still schedule an appointment to submit your paperwork at your nearest consulate. All Schengen Zone visa applications must be submitted by the applicant in person.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

A visa is not required for this destination.


Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Germany?
  • First, check the current validity of your passport.

  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

  • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Germany. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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    Biometrics

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    Germany tourist visas may be issued with a max stay of up to 90 days.
    The actual duration is at the discretion of the Germany Consulate.
    Expert in Germany visa services since 2003, VisaHQ is a private agency, not affiliated with the government of Germany. VisaHQ provides expediting services for visa to Germany and charges a service fee.
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    Germany COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      Germany's borders are open for travelers.
      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.

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