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Documents and visa types

You can apply for a short stay Schengen visa  to Germany in our visa application centres. A Schengen visa allows a maximum stay of 90 days within a period of 180 days. National visas which allow a stay of more than 90 days can only be applied at the respective German Diplomatic foreign mission.

Your visa application helps us to examine the purpose of your travel to Germany. Your travel purpose is supported by documents. Below you can find a list of the documents which you need to submit for your travel purpose.

Please prepare the documents for your visa application carefully and pay attention that all documents are complete as well as formally and content wise accurate.

Wrong documents and wrongly provided information (example: wrong travel purpose) can lead to visa refusal.

Professional purpose

Applicants meeting certain conditions may also apply for the following visa types by sending the application documents by post to TLScontact.

Please click here for more information on postal application.

Tourism / Medical treatment

Visit

Cultural and Sport

Study / Scholar exchange

Transit and Airport transit

Your final destination is outside of the Schengen Area and you wish to transit through Germany or stay in a German airport in order to reach your final destination? Then apply for a transit or airport transit visa.

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