Schengen-Visa info & Tips - Germany

Having a valid visa is a necessary precondition for any business travel to the Schengen area, including Germany (Schengen area consists of 22 European Union states and 4 non-EU members).

Under German law, responsibility for issuing visas lies with the missions of the Federal Republic of Germany, i.e. its embassies and consulates-general. Due to the regional and organizational differences visa procedures and waiting periods vary from one country to another. Therefore, persons requiring a visa to enter Germany, should submit their applications in good time, at least 2-3 months before travelling.

As a rule, applicants must submit visa applications, together with all necessary documents, in person at the German mission responsible for their place of residence. In order to avoid time-consuming requests for additional information or documentation, applicants should consult the website of the respective mission well in advance of their departure date to find out about the visa procedure and about the documentation which has to be submitted.

The mission must ensure that the following requirements have been met in each individual case:

  • The purpose of the trip to Germany must be plausible and comprehensible
  • The applicant must be in a position to finance his/her living and travel costs from his/her own funds or income
  • The visa holder must be prepared to leave the Schengen area before the visa expires
  • Documentary evidence must be provided of travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euro

FAQ's

Scheduling an appointment for Schengen Visa (The German Missions Abroad)
  • Check at which Embassy/Consulate you may to apply for Schengen Visa (German missions)
  • Schedule an appointment at the embassy / consulate / or Authorized visa center in your country
  • The earliest time to apply for a Business visa is 2 - 3 months before your planned business trip
Bodies responsible for issuing visas ( Germany )
Under German law (section 71 (2) of the Residence Act), responsibility for issuing visas lies with the missions of the Federal Republic of Germany, i.e. its embassies and consulates‑general.
Time required to process a visa application
As a rule, missions require between two and ten working days to decide on an application for a short stay visa. During the peak travel season there may be a waiting period for making an application to a German mission. Persons requiring a visa to enter Germany should therefore submit their applications in good time.
Schengen Visa Fee - New update on February 2020
Since February 2020 , the fee for Schengen visas has been EUR 80 , to be paid upon submission of the applications (Short-term Schengen visa for trade fair purposes)
Trade exhibitions outside Germany | Business Trips & Visa Requirements
For all other events outside Germany the visa requirements of the host country apply and have to be checked individually. we offer assistance and services regarding your business trip and visa required documents such as ( invitation letter , admission tickets , Travel health insurance )

For the events outside Germany the offered visitor services may vary and have to be checked individually. Should the desired services not be included in our service selection, you can contact us anyway and we will forward your order to the responsible trade fair organizer
NEW Entry requirements for trade fair participants from abroad
Can foreign trade fair participants enter Germany?

It is generally possible for trade fair participants from abroad to enter Germany.

No travel restrictions apply for travellers from EU member states and from countries on the positive list

Trade fair participants from all other countries can also enter Germany, as they are considered business travellers with an urgent need to travel.

Trade fair participants from these countries must provide proof of their participation in the trade fair when applying for a visa or respectively when entering Germany:

  • Employees of exhibiting companies must present a confirmation of their participation in the fair from the trade fair organiser.
  • Visitors to the trade fair must present their entry ticket to the trade fair and additionally provide proof of an appointment for a business meeting with at least one exhibitor at the location at the trade fair.

We offer you our assistance to make your applying for a visa as smooth as possible.

By contacting us you can order the services you need. We take care that all the documents meet the necessary requirements of visa application