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In addition to the above, you will also need:

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  • From your host in Germany: recent, informal signed invitation letter, passport photocopy and photocopy of German residence permit if applicable. OR a formal obligation letter (Verpflichtungserklärung). This sponsor letter can be obtained at the local town office/authority in Germany (Auslaenderbehoerde)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay e.g. recent bank statement or traveller cheques. We cannot accept Travel Money Cards nor cash
  • Confirmation letter of employment / student status / unemployment / pension, that must be recent, in original and signed!
  • If you are financially supported by your spouse (you do not work yourself) please also provide your marriage certificate, spouse's passport and bank statements

  • Confirmed hotel bookings covering all your stay in the Schengen countries
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay, e.g. recent bank statement or traveller's cheques. We cannot accept Travel Money Cards nor cash
  • Evidence of occupation/student status, i.e. original, recently signed letter from your employer / school / university
  • If you are financially supported by your spouse, i.e. you do not work yourself, please also provide marriage certificate, spouse's passport and bank statements

  • Original, recent and signed formal invitation from German business partner, confirming the kind of business relations, travel purpose, duration of business trip(s) and if applicable, a confirmation to cover travel expenses and costs of stay occurring
  • Original, recent and signed employer’s letter, confirming duration of employment, business relations with German company, travel purpose, duration of business trip(s) and if applicable a guarantee to cover all travel expenses including travel health insurance
  • If you are financially supported by your wife/husband, i.e. you do not work yourself please also provide your marriage certificate and your spouse's bank statements
  • PLEASE NOTE: we neither accept business letter photocopies/scans nor emails
  • Should you go on a business trip within the same company, we STILL request a separate letter from each office, UK and Germany

Spouse/child/parent of a European Union Citizen that hold a ”Residence Card of a Family Member of an EU Citizen“ OR ”Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National“ OR ”Permanent Residence Card“ and wish to apply for a Schengen visa nevertheless, will need to provide the following documents only:

Please note: if you intend to travel on your own at any time you must apply for a regular business, visitor or tourist visa, whichever applies. Regular visa fee will apply

  • original EU/EEA-national's passport + copy
  • applicant's passport + copy
  • proof of relationship e.g. original marriage, birth certificate + copy
  • address of stay in Germany
  • Schengen visa application form with one passport size photograph

  • Separate application form for each child
  • Application must be signed by both parents unless one parent has sole custody or a residence order for the minor (proof thereof to be submitted, e.g. court order, adoption documents, sole custody certification).
  • Original passports from both parents and copy
  • Original birth certificate of each child and copy

Important Travel Notice for minors: We strongly recommend to always bringing a declaration/letter of consent signed by both parents authorising the minor to travel and stay in Schengen territory and appointing a person that will be responsible for them while travelling

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