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What documents do I need?

Please always bring the original plus one set of photocopies of all documents mentioned below.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • Schengen visa application form with one passport size photograph
  • A passport with at least two blank pages and residence permit for the UK, both valid for at least three months longer than intended return date. Please note that only passports that have been issued (not extended!) within the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa.
  • Confirmed return airline/ ferry/ train ticket (When booking a return ticket, please be aware that filing a complete application does not guarantee that a visa will be granted.  It may be advisable to book a fully refundable ticket)
  • A travel health insurance covering at least €30,000 and valid for all member states of Schengen
  • Proof of address in UK (i.e. utility bill, bank statement, council tax bill, pension certificate
  • Previous passports and visas
  • For return of passport by mail please provide a Royal Mail pre-paid, self-addressed Special Delivery return envelope
  • 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. Self-employed applicants need to provide either their business bank account (last 3 months) or a recent accountant letter stating their yearly income as proof of employment. 
  • If you are financially supported by your spouse (you do not work yourself) please also provide your marriage certificate, spouse's passport, bank statements confirmation of employment

MINORS - Additional documents needed:

  • Separate application form for each child
  • Applications need to be signed by both parents/all guardians. Should one parent/guardian be unable to sign, please provide additional information. If sole custody has been awarded to one parent please provide evidence.
  • 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.

  • Schengen visa application form with one passport size photograph
  • A passport with at least two blank pages and residence permit for the UK, both valid for at least three months longer than intended return date. Please note that only passports that have been issued (not extended!) within the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa.
  • Confirmed return airline/ ferry/ train ticket (When booking a return ticket, please be aware that filing a complete application does not guarantee that a visa will be granted.  It may be advisable to book a fully refundable ticket)
  • A travel health insurance covering at least €30,000 and valid for all member states of Schengen
  • Proof of address in UK (i.e. utility bill, bank statement, council tax bill, pension certificate
  • Previous passports and visas
  • For return of passport by mail please provide a Royal Mail pre-paid, self-addressed Special Delivery return envelope
  • Confirmed hotel bookings covering all your stays 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. Self-employed applicants need to provide either their business bank account (last 3 months) or a recent accountant letter stating their yearly income as proof of employment. 
  • 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
  • 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

MINORS - Additional documents needed

  • Separate application form for each child
  • Applications need to be signed by both parents/all guardians. Should one parent/guardian be unable to sign, please provide additional information. If sole custody has been awarded to one parent please provide evidence.
  • 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.

  • Schengen visa application form with one passport size photograph
  • A passport with at least two blank pages and residence permit for the UK, both valid for at least three months longer than intended return date. Please note that only passports that have been issued (not extended!) within the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa.
  • Confirmed return airline/ ferry/ train ticket (When booking a return ticket, please be aware that filing a complete application does not guarantee that a visa will be granted.  It may be advisable to book a fully refundable ticket)
  • A travel health insurance covering at least €30,000 and valid for all member states of Schengen
  • Proof of address in UK (i.e. utility bill, bank statement, council tax bill, pension certificate
  • Previous passports and visas
  • For return of passport by mail please provide a Royal Mail pre-paid, self-addressed Special Delivery return envelope
  • 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. Self-employed applicants need to provide either their business bank account (last 3 months) or a recent accountant letter stating their yearly income as proof of employment. 
  • 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

MINORS - Additional documents needed:

  • Separate application form for each child
  • Applications need to be signed by both parents/all guardians. Should one parent/guardian be unable to sign, please provide additional information. If sole custody has been awarded to one parent please provide evidence.
  • 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.

Spouse/ child/ parent of a European Union Citizen that one of the following British Residence permits displayed here 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.

  • Schengen visa application form with one passport size photograph
  • 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

MINORS - Additional documents needed:

  • Separate application form for each child
  • Applications need to be signed by both parents/all guardians. Should one parent/guardian be unable to sign, please provide additional information. If sole custody has been awarded to one parent please provide evidence.
  • 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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