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28.06.2022 - Article

Before submitting your application at your local Visa Application Centre or German Mission, please prepare the following documentation:

  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 3 months validity after the scheduled return; passports with observations regarding the front data page cannot be accepted) with at least two empty pages
  • Application form & declarations duly signed
  • Personal covering letter explaining the purpose of your visit
  • For Minors:
    -If travelling unaccompanied by parent(s), consent letter signed by both parents & applicant
    - Form signed by both parents
    - Copy of the parent(s)’ passports data page
  • Invitation from Germany with a copy of the passport (first and last page if Indian Passport) and his/her residence permit for Germany
  • Leave letter of your company (if employed)
  • No-objection certificate of school or university (if student)
  • Flight reservation, rail tickets, others
  • Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in the Schengen area
  • Travel health insurance (Kindly refer to www.india.diplo.de/visa to find out about the travel health insurances accepted)
  • 1 copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the visit:
    -If sponsored: Verpflichtungserklärung (formal obligation letter) of your Sponsor
    -If self-sponsored: Personal bank statements of the past 3 months with sufficient funds
  • Proof of financial status:
    -If employed: Payslips of the past three months / employment contract
    -If self-employed: Certificate of Proprietorship or other proof of ownership (proof of land title, proof of income from agriculture (sales form) etc.)
  • Personal original bank statement of the past three months with sufficient funds
  • Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Form 16 (Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary)
  • Proof of civil status:
    -Marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration Card if applicable
  • 2 passport pictures according to biometric specifications, not older than 6 months

All documents need to be presented in the given order in original. Should you wish to keep any original, kindly provide a copy (A4 size). Please DO NOT staple any documents. Please note that the German Missions reserve the right to ask for additional documents or personal apearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.

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