VISA INFORMATION

Particular Information for Participants from Countries which need a Schengen Visa to Travel to the EU

 

  1. Please submit your abstract as soon as possible. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with which you can start the booking process for the appointment.
  2. The high demand, especially for Schengen visas, is currently leading to longer waiting times than usual.
  3. Please apply for your visa in good time. You can apply already six months ahead of your travel date. Appointments are open always six months in advance. If you are waiting for your abstract/travel grant acceptance notification, please make sure your appointment date is after the notification date of 17 March 2023.
  4. Please understand that according to the principle of fairness and transparency, no special dates or appointments will be given. Priority appointments can only be given in humanitarian cases (urgent medical treatment, death of a close relative in Germany).
  5. Please understand that other requests submitted to the German Embassy and Consulates cannot be answered individually, as long as they are covered by this and other information already published on the website of the German Embassies and the websites of VFS Global.
  6. For more information and appointment booking, please also refer to the website of the service provider VFS Global or the services indicated at the specific official consulate website. Do not use other services!!!
  7. Please allow the German service some time for visa processing: Please fix your travel date only after having received a confirmation of appointment through VFS Global and allow 3 weeks for processing after submission of documents.
  8. Kindly refrain from individual and repeated appointment inquiries.
  9. You will receive the confirmation for travel and grant acceptance by Mid-March.

Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Travel to the EU?

The countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter any member country of the Schengen Area are:

Afghanistan

Gabon

Oman

Algeria

Gambia

Pakistan

Angola

Ghana

Papua New Guinea

Armenia

Guinea

Palestinian Authority

Azerbaijan

Guinea-Bissau

Philippines

Bahrain

Guyana

Qatar

Bangladesh

Haiti

Russia

Belarus

India

Rwanda

Belize

Indonesia

Sao Tome And Principe

Benin

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Bhutan

Iraq

Senegal

Bolivia

Jamaica

Sierra Leone

Botswana

Jordan

Somalia

Burkina Faso

Kazakhstan

South Africa

Burma/Myanmar

Kenya

South Sudan

Burundi

Kosovo

Sri Lanka

Cambodia

Kuwait

Sudan

Cameroon

Kyrgyzstan

Suriname

Cape Verde

Laos

Swaziland

Central African Republic

Lebanon

Syria

Chad

Lesotho

Tajikistan

China

Liberia

Tanzania

Comoros

Libya

Thailand

Congo

Madagascar

Timor-Leste

Cote D’ivoire

Malawi

Togo

Cuba

Maldives

Tonga

Dem. Rep. Of Congo

Mali

Tunisia

Djibouti

Mauritania

Türkiye

Dominican Republic

Mongolia

Turkmenistan

Ecuador

Morocco

Uganda

Egypt

Mozambique

Uzbekistan

Equatorial Guinea

Namibia

Vietnam

Eritrea

Nepal

Yemen

Ethiopia

Niger

Zambia

Fiji

Nigeria

Zimbabwe

North Korea

Northern Mariana’s

Vanuatu*
(Vanuatuan nationals holding ordinary passports issued after May 25, 2015, must apply for a Schengen visa)

What Documents are Required when Applying for a Schengen Visa?

The following list of documents are required for any short-term Schengen visa application:

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed.
  • Two recently taken photos must be attached. Both photos must be taken within the last three months, according to the visa photo requirements.
  • A valid passport. Not older than 10 years and it should valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave the Schengen area. Older passports with visas on them (if you have any).
  • Round trip reservation or itinerary. It must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from the Schengen area. You can use the visa consultation services like this one. These guys can handle most of your visa requirements such as flight itineraries, hotel reservations along with free consultation over email.
  • Travel insurance policy. A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Schengen. This can be one of the following:
    • A hotel/hostel booking.
    • A rental agreement.
    • A letter of invitation from a host at whose house you will be staying.
  • Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the Schengen. This can be one of the following:
    • Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
    • Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to the Schengen. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
    • A combination of your bank account statement and a letter of sponsorship.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.  €80 for adults and €45 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

 

 

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