Important Notice

If you are planning to submit your application at our visa application centre, please complete the following application form in full. Print a copy of all pages, sign it and submit it with other your visa application documents. For more information, read the user guide or the launch assistant directly on the website.

If you still need support with the filling of application form, we are pleased to offer you our form filling assistance service when you submit your application in our visa application centre. The use of our service is voluntary and is provided at an extra cost.

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. Here 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 refusal of visa.

Professional purpose

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

Please click here for more information on postal application.

Scientific research

Tourism / Medical treatment


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.