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Checkliste Besuchsvisa (in englischer Sprache)

18.01.2024 - Artikel

If you are going to Germany to visit your family or friends for a duration not longer
than 90 days and stay at their home, you need to apply for a visitor visa.

The processing of an application for a visitor visa takes approximately two weeks. The visa application can be submitted at the earliest 3 months prior to the planned trip.

You have to submit your application in person. All documents need to be presented in original as well as a clear photocopy of all documents. Any documents which are not in German/English have to be translated.

Before submitting your application, please prepare all of the following documentation in the given order. Please add the completed list to your application!

Incomplete documentation may result in the rejection of your application.

  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after leaving the Schengen area with at least two empty pages)
  • Valid resident card, valid for at least 1 month after leaving the Schengen area
  • Application form fully completed, duly signed
  • Passport size picture, not older than three months with a bright background and frontal view of the face (please do not attach the picture to the application form). Digitally-altered passport pictures will not be accepted
  • Copy of your passport’s data page
  • Copy of your resident card (both sides)
  • Invitation letter from your host not older than 4 weeks, signed, stating the dates of your trip, including a passport copy of the host
  • If sponsored by a host in Germany or if your own funds are not sufficient:
    Original and copy of the Formal Obligation („Verpflichtungserklärung“) from your host
  • Flight reservation to Germany and back to Romania or final destination, rail tickets, bus tickets, or others
  • Proof of travel health insurance (with headquarters in the EU), valid for the entire stay in the Schengen area with a minimum coverage of 30.000,00 EUR including the following details: name of insured person, length of coverage, insurance sum and repatriation coverage. Please note that health insurance coverage by credit card is not valid unless you present a letter from the credit card company with details of coverage of your trip.
  • Proof of employment
    - Employees: work contract, certificate of employment with information of salary and permission to leave – translated to German/English
    - If self-employed: business registration (certificat constatator)
    - Students - letter from university or school in Romania with permission to leave for the applied period
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of your planned trip:
    - your bank statements for the last three months
  • For Minors, additional papers:
    • birth certificate with parental information, original and official translation into German or English, plus one copy each
    • consent letter signed by legal guardians (signature must be certified by a notary public if parent is not present at the interview)
    • application form signed by both parents/guardians
    • passport copies of both parents
  • Visa fee 80 Euro – payable in Lei or card (Visa + Master)

Please note that the German Embassy reserves the right to ask for additional documents at any time during processing. Submission of the above mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted.

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