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IMPORTANT NEWS

Our cooperation with the German Embassy and Consulates in China has ended.

Since February 20, 2019 TLScontact is no longer accepting visa applications on behalf of the German missions in China.

Applicants whose applications are still processed by the German missions should contact the German missions regarding their application status.

The website and locations of the new service provider for visa applications are published through the website of the Embassy of Germany.

 

Medical treatment

Please submit all documents to substantiate your medical treatment in Germany. It is important to submit a detailed letter issued by the hospital or the physician containing details about the planned period of your stay and estimated costs. You need to provide proof that all costs will be covered.

If another person is accompanying the patient, please refer to the document list medical treatment – accompanying person.

 

Documents which need to be submitted

In addition to the basic documents, please prepare the supplementary documents according to your personal circumstances, as follows:

 

Basic documents

1. Passport (Original +  Copy of the identity page)

- Valid for at least 3 months after the planned departure date from the Schengen area

- Must be signed by the holder (Chinese applicants sign in Chinese characters)

- Must have at least two completely blank visa pages

- No damage

- More information under „Passport

2. Two identity photos (Original)

- Two biometric passport sized photos with white background, not older than 6 months

- More information under „Photo

- Have a compliant photograph taken directly at the Visa Application Centre! For more information, please click here.

3. Application form (Original)

- Please complete the following application form in full. Print a copy of all pages, sign it and submit it with your remaining visa application documents. For more information, read the user guide or the launch assistant directly on the website .

- Signed by the applicant. Application forms for minors should be signed by at least one parent. Signatures are also required in field 37 and on the additional declaration.   

- Signature must match the signature in the passport

4. Confirmation letter from the hospital / the doctor in Germany (Original)

- On official company paper including contact details

- Purpose of the treatment

- If the treatment is an inpatient or an outpatient service,

- Confirmation about the estimated date and period of treatment

- Estimated costs of the treatment

- If applicable: proof that the costs have already been paid

- Original signature (no digital signature)

- A scanned copy, together with a printout of the email with which it was sent to the applicant (sender and transmission details must be visible), may be provided if the original invitation letter is not available.

5. Bank statement (Original)

- Salary account or other current accounts with proof of regular income for the last three months

- No excerpts of credit card statements and fixed-term deposits

- More information under „Bank statement

6. Evidence of funds for the medical treatment  (Original)

a) Cost estimate from the hospital / doctor and proof of sufficient financial funds from the applicant

or

b) Payment confirmation from the hospital or the doctor confirming that the expenses have been paid by the patient / another person / institution / insurance company

or

c) Confirmation from the hospital or doctor that the hospital or the doctor will pay the expenses of the treatment

or

d) Payment confirmation from the travel agency confirming that the treatment is part of a pre-paid travel package and payment has already been made.

7. Proof of accomodation (Copy)*

- For the whole period of stay

- Examples: confirmation issued by the hospital or the tour operator for the all-inclusive travel, hotel-vouchers, individually booked hotel reservations, rental contract for the holiday apartment or proof of any other private accommodation

- Applicant’ s name and number of overnight stays must be clearly indicated

- Print out of the proof of accommodation in German or English language

*Not applicable in case of inpatient treatment

8. Copies of previous Schengen visa

9. Hukou (Copy)* / Chinese residence permit (Copy) **

- *Only for Chinese nationals: copies of all printed pages without translation

- **Only for foreign nationals in China: copy of current Chinese residence permit

10. Overseas travel health insurance policy (Original + Copy)

- Valid for all Schengen countries (travel destination must be shown as Schengen area)

- Insurance policy in Chinese and English including:

1. Repatriation in case of illness and death (mortal remains)

2. Emergency medical treatment and inpatient treatment

3. Coverage of at least 30,000 EUR

- More information under „Travel health insurance

Purchase full insurance coverage for the Schengen area directly at the Visa Application Centre! Just ask the staff in our centre how to purchase one. For more information, please click here.

11. Letter of authorization for visa application/ passport return (Original)

- Only applicable if your application is submitted by a representative

- Download Letter of authorization

- More information in FAQ Application submission by a representative

12. Representative’s ID Card or passport (Original+Copy)

- Only applicable if your application is submitted by a representative

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Employed (employees, entrepreneurs)

13.  Employment / Company certificate (Original)

- Written on official company paper, including the company stamp. The letter should also include the current address and contact details (phone number, fax number, homepage, and email address). The letter should be written in Chinese, with a German or English translation.

- Signed by the authorized person (no digital signature); the signature must not be signed by a third party on behalf of the authorized representative. 

- More information in FAQ „Employment certificate/ Company certificate

14. Company license (Copy)

- Current license with company stamp

*not required for universities and public institutions

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Freelancer (e.g. artist)

15.  Explanation letter (Original)

Instead of the employment certificate:

- Detailed description of freelance engagements (if possible with substantiated proof) and information about funding for the trip.

- In Chinese, with a German or English translation

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Not-Working (e.g. stay-at-home wife/ stay-at-home husband)

16. Explanation letter (Original)

Instead of the employment certificate:

- Detailed description of personal situation and information about funding for the trip.

- In Chinese, with a German or English translation

17. Alternative proof of funding if personal funds are insufficient (according to no. 5)  

Employment / company certificate of the spouse (Original)

- In Chinese, with a German or English translation

and

Bank statement of the spouse (Original, see section 5 for requirements)

and

Marriage certificate (Original + Copy)

- Notary certificate legalized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a German or English translation

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Student

18. Studies certificate (Original)

- Instead of the employment certificate

- A letter from the university signed by an authorized official (no digital signature)

- In Chinese, with a German or English translation

19. Alternative proof of funding if personal funds are insufficient (according to no. 5):

Birth certificate or certificate of family relation (Original +  Copy)

- Notary certificate legalized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a German or English translation

and

Employment certificate of one parent (Original, see section 13 for requirements)

and

Bank statement of one parent (Original, see section 5 for requirements)

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Minor (under the age of 18)

For more information please refer to FAQ „Minors

20. Student card (Copy)

21.  Studies certificate (Original)*

- A letter from the school signed by an authorized official (no digital signature)

- Must contain permission for absence

- In Chinese, with a German or English translation

*Does not have to be provided if the intended journey takes place during legal Chinese school holidays

22.  Birth certificate or certificate of family relation (Original + Copy)

- Notary certificate legalized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including a German or English translation

23. Parental authority delegation (Original +Copy)

One or both parents are not accompanying the minor:

- Notary certificate of permission to travel legalized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including a German or English translation (Original +Copy)

One or both parents are accompanying the minor and have obtained the visa:

- Copy of the passport identity page of the accompanying parent

- Copy of the parent’s valid visas

- Flight reservation showing the minor’s and accompanying parent’s name (Copy)

*For more information please refer to FAQ  Minors

24. Proof of financing*

Bank statement of one parent (Original, see section 5 for requirements)

and

Employment certificate of the parent (Original, see section 13 for requirements)

*not necessary if the minor is travelling with at least one parent and the visa applications of the  minor and accompanying parent are submitted as a group

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Retired person

25. Pensioner’s card (Copy)

- Instead of the employment certificate

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The German Embassy and Consulates General in China reserve the right to request additional documents which are not mentioned in the above document list. The submission of the required documents does not guarantee that a visa will be issued.

All documents submitted must be genuine and must relate to the travel purpose. Submission of a false document may lead to visa refusal.

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