Applying for visas

Die Beantragung des Schengen-Visums umfasst eine Reihe von Schritten zwischen Ihnen und der deutschen Botschaft in Ihrem Heimatland. Hier finden Sie eine Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung zur Beantragung eines deutschen Visums.

  1. Ask the embassy for a checklist of the documents required for the type of visa you wish to apply for.
  2. Fill in the application form with the correct information and obtain the necessary documents for your visa.
  3. Make an appointment with the German embassy in your country of residence. The appointment can be made at the earliest six months before the start of your journey.
  4. Pay the visa fee and keep the receipt so that you can show it to the consular official later during the interview.
  5. Show up at the Embassy in time for your meeting with all the necessary documents, which have been agreed with you in the order given. The meeting will take approximately ten minutes. During this time your documents will be inspected by the consular official and some questions will be asked about your background and the purpose of your trip to Germany.