Germany, a country in Western Europe is officially called the Federal Republic of Germany. The country is considered to be one of the best travel destinations and majority of the common visitors to Germany are Indians. The country’s carnival season, Oktoberfest, historical monuments and museums, and delicious soups and stew make Germany an excellent place to visit.
Do you have travel plans to Germany? Read along to get a better understanding of visitor visas for Germany.
To visit Germany for tourism purposes or to visit family and friends, Indians are required to own a visitor visa (Germany Schengen Visa). With this visa, an Indian can not only visit Germany but also the 26 Schengen countries.
Follow these key steps to apply for an Australian tourist visa from India:
Application Form: Before you start the visa application process, make sure that you have a valid passport and meet all the health examinations if required.
Photograph: Gather all the required documents reguired for germany immigration.
Valid passport: Apply for the visa by creating an Immi account and filling out the application form. Once the account is created, you can submit all the documents.
Itinerary: Make payment for the visa application. Your application will not be processed until you have paid the application fee
Proof of financial means: Once your visa application form and documents are received by the authority, you will receive a confirmation. Submit your biometrics or additional documents if asked.
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Invitation letter: You will receive your visa outcome. If you are granted a tourist visa, download a copy of the confirmation.
Travel Health insurance: You will receive your visa outcome. If you are granted a tourist visa, download a copy of the confirmation.
Minor visitor: You will receive your visa outcome. If you are granted a tourist visa, download a copy of the confirmation.
Step 1: Book an online appointment in the nearest embassy or visa application centre. In certain cases, to book an appointment, the candidate will have to go to the embassy or consulate.
Step 2:Fill in the visa application form diligently. The candidate will be asked to provide personal details, family details, the purpose of visiting, and other details.
Step 3: Pay the visa application fee.
Step 4: Gather all the necessary documents prior to the submission.
Step 5: Attend the visa interview with all the necessary documents. The candidate will be asked several questions as a part of the interview process.
Step 6: Submit photo and biometrics after the interview.
Step 7:Collect the visa, if granted.
For a visitor visa application to be processed, it is mandatory for the candidate to pay a fee of 80 Euros. The visa fee is non-refundable, even if the application is rejected or withdrawn. Please refer to the table below to know more about the visa application fee.
|Children between six-twelve years||40 Euros|
|Children younger than six years||Free|
Certain people like researchers travelling for research purposes are exempt from paying the visa application fee. To know more about fee exemption, visit www.germany-visa.org/visa-fees.
The average time taken for a German visitor visa to be processed would be 10-15 working days. However, a delay can be expected in certain scenarios because business visas and other visas are given more importance.
The German tourist visa is valid for a period of six months for an Indian. The permitted stay period would be 90 days. It is important to note that the validity of a visitor visa depends on the consulate or the embassy that issues the visa.
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In certain situations when the visitor decides to extend their visitor visa beyond 90 days, they are required to submit their visa extension application at the nearest Service Point of the Foreigners’ Registration Office. Generally, it takes up to a month to process a visa extension application and the visitor can legally stay in the country while the application is being processed. After the visa extension application is submitted, the candidate is required to pay a visa extension fee of 60 Euros.
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