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Checkliste Besuchsvisa (in englischer Sprache)
If you are going to Germany to visit your family or friends for a duration not longer
than 90 days and you stay at their house, 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
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 months 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 and signed, stating the
dates of your trip, and a passport copy of the host.
If sponsored by host in Germany or if your own funds are not sufficient: Original
and copy of 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
If employed – Employees: certificate of employment with information of salary
and permission to leave and work contract – translated to German/English
If self-employed -business registration(certificat constatator)
Students - letter from university or school in Romania
Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of your proposed trip: your bank
statements for the last three month
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 both parents (signature must be certified by a notary
public if parent is not present at the interview)
application form signed by both parents
passport copies of both parents
Visa fee 80 Euro – payable in Lei or card(Visa + Master)
Please note that the German Consulate 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.