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Types of visas in Germany

Types of visas in Germany



Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany is a country at the intersection of Central and Western Europe. It is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges, and North Sea beaches. The government of Germany serves different sorts of visas for international commuters.

This blog will be very helpful to you; you can choose any kind of visa that is best suited to you.

What are the types of visas offered by German?

  1. Studying & Language Learning Visa – This is the type of visa by which an individual can study in German in full-time registered courses. Foreigners who wish to enter the country with the sole purpose of attending a language course or to continue their tertiary studies at an educational institution in Germany can go for this visa.
  2. Germany Airport Transit Visa: You can apply for this visa if you need to land at one of the German airports to take a flight to your non-Schengen destination. It is required for a very limited number of third-world nationals that need to pass through one of the German airports on their way to their final destination.
  3. Germany Transit Visa: You can apply for this visa if you need to embark on one of the German harbors, to take a vessel that will take you to your non-Schengen destination.
  4. Germany Tourist/ Visitor Visa: You can apply for this visa if you wish to visit Germany for vacations, sightseeing, exploring, or similar. With such sort of visa, you can visit German as a tourist, to go on a cruise or to see family and friends.
  5. Germany Business Visa: You can apply for this visa if you need to enter Germany to take part in activities related to business. This visa is just for short stay purposes
  6. Official visiting visa in Germany: You can apply for this visa if you need to enter Germany for an official visit.
  7. Germany Medical Visa: This type of visa has been established in order to permit foreigners with different illnesses and medical conditions to enter Germany and seek medical treatment. You can apply for this visa if you need to receive any kind of medical care or treatment in Germany.
  8. Germany Visa for Cultural, Sports, and Film Crews: You can apply for this visa if you need to attend an activity related to culture, sport, religion, or as a part of a film crew.
  9. Germany Trade Fair & Exhibitions Visa: You can apply for this visa if you are planning to participate in a trade fair or exhibition taking place in Germany.
  10. Germany Training/Internship Visa: You can apply for this visa if you want to attend training or do an internship with nationals of third-world countries.
  11. Family Reunion Visa to Join a Relative or a Partner: With such type of visa you can apply for a visa for family members of German residents, who wish to join them in Germany.
  12. Job Seeker Visa: It gives its holder the opportunity to come to Germany and seek a job.
  13. Guest Scientist Visa: This is the type of visa in which scientists or researchers, who have been invited by an institution to carry out a study or research in German, can go for it.

What Documents are required for a German Visa?

  • Application form: please note that complete the form without any mistake or fill it with the help of a professional advisor.
  • Passport photos: Two passport size photos are required that must be identical and taken within the last three months.
  • Your passport: A valid passport is the basic need of concerned authorities that must be required for any visa type.
  • Copies of your previous visas:  If you have any kind of visa from any country you have to provide copies of that visa.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document through which you can prove to the German embassy that where you will be staying during your trip in Germany, i.e. A hotel booking or any accommodation, etc.
  • Travel Health Insurance. Prior to your application, you have to obtain travel health insurance for the whole territory of Germany and all the other Schengen states. Your insurance must cover medical emergencies with a minimum of 30,000€.

You can purchase Travel health insurance policies for visiting Germany that fulfill Germany Visa requirements from Europe Assistance, AXA Assistance, or DR-WALTER. Travel insurance policies issued by all of these companies are accepted by German authorities worldwide. 

  • Proof financial funds: The applicants who are applying for certain German visas, will need to prove they have sufficient funds to cover the living expense in Germany as per European Commission information, you must be able to attest possessing 45€/day to the German Embassy or Consulate for the period of stay in German territory.
  • A Motivational letter: This will explain the reason why you are applying to visit Germany and how long you wish to stay, and other details regarding your trip.
  • Proof of civil status: This could be a marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, etc.

Are there any Additional German Visa Requirements Based on the Employment Status?

The additional Germany visa requirements depending on your working status could be:

If candidate is employed his/her:

  • Employment contract
  • Current bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Leave permission from the employer
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)

If candidate is self-employed his/her:

  • A copy of business license
  • Company bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)

If candidate is a student his/her:

  • Proof of enrolment
  • NOC from school or university

If candidate is retired:

  • Pension statement of the latest 6 months

If applicable:

  • Proof of regular income generated by property, for the last 6 months

Are there any Additional Germany Visa Requirements for Minor candidates?

There are some sorts of requirement required by the concerned authorities for the minor applicants. Explore these below mentioned point:

  • Birth certificate of the applicant or the minor candidate.  
  • Germany application: This form should be signed by both the parents of the applicant
  • Family court order (if applicable): In the case, where only one parent has full custody over the child.
  • ID proof: This could be the certified copies of the ID/passport of both parents.
  • Parental authorization form: A notarized parental authorization form to travel to Germany, signed by both parents/guardians if the minor will be traveling alone.

What are the Required Documents for a German Schengen Visa for the spouse of a German Citizen?

If you are going to apply for a Schengen Visa as a spouse of the citizen of German, you must meet the following required documents:

  • Proof of German citizenship of your spouse: you can show ID card or consular card or certification of German nationality or naturalization order of the spouse.
  • German marriage certificate.
  • German family record book.

How Much Does It Cost to Apply for a German Visa?

The German Schengen Visa fees are as follows:

  • For adults: €80 (for a short-stay visa) and €75 (for a long-stay visa)
  • For children (under 12): €40
  • For children (under6): Free of charge!

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