For tourism, recreation or a personal visit in Germanu you need to have a Schengen visa.
The right to study is given by 2 types of visas: according to Schengen one can study in the country up to 90 days, if the program is designed for a longer period, it is necessary to issue a national visa.
Application for a visa is provided at the visa centers. A prior appointment is not required, meanwhile in some other you MUST make an appointment prior. If there is a need for urgent registration of documents, it is recommended to register for the submission.
You can apply to a visa center in a maximum of 90 days before the trip. At the same time, the minimum period for processing a visa is 3 working days.
Validity of visa: 90 days for 6 months.
Schengen area: All Schengen States (Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Portugal, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden, France, Slovakia, Netherlands, Norway, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Italy, Latvia, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Greece, Spain, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Estonia).
Allowed types of entry : single, multiple.
The regular visa fee: 60 € ; The visa fee is 35 € for nationals from Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, and Ukraine and children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old.
Documents for visa registration:
The application form for a Schengen visa is filled in German. The application is submitted in one copy. A standard list of documents is attached to it. At the same time, the German embassy has the right to request additional information, if this is necessary when considering the application.
General required documents for a German Schengen Visa Application:
To apply for a visa, the minor is additionally given:
Citizens of third countries to the standard package of documents are attached:
Documents confirming legal residence in the country (visa, residence permit, etc.). They must be valid for at least 3 months after returning from the Schengen area. A confirmation of the application for the extension of these documents may also be presented.
For those who do not permanently reside on the territory of the country, it is necessary to confirm the legality of stay in the country and provide an explanation of the reasons for filing documents in country of stay, and not in the country of residence.
Additional documents for obtaining a visa
The list of such documents can vary according to the purpose of the trip.
Those traveling to Schengen for tourist purposes must submit to the embassy :
At a private visit (except visiting relatives) is given:
Applications for a national visa are accepted by appointment only by the German Embassy or Consulate in your country. On the day of the interview, you should offer your visa application documents. Additionally, you will need to respond to the interview questions that the consular officer prepares in order to closely examine you as a potential visa candidate.
Documents for the national visa are recommended to be submitted in advance. The experience shows that the visa proccesing period takes a few months.
Documents for visa submission: