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.


Multiple entry visa

You have already traveled to Germany and because of several upcoming trips, you would like to apply for a multiple-entry visa with longer validity for business or private purpose?

Please make your increased travel needs clear to the visa section. In case of business travels the employment certificate and the invitation letter issued by the German company shall clearly mention the need for frequent travels. In case of private visits (example: frequent visits to close relatives) the invitation letter should contain a similar notice. The better you explain your need for the issuance of a multiple-entry visa, the easier it is for the visa section to evaluate your personal situation. Please also attach confirmations about your previous trips to your application documents.

Please indicate your travel intentions clearly on the visa application form: e.g. under ‘validity period’ fill out for example one year, ‘duration of the intended stay’ should be 90 and the ‘number of entries requested’ should be ‘MULT’.

When submitting your visa application, a travel health insurance only covering the length of your first trip is required. However, you are obliged to have sufficient insurance for every further trip and to provide proof in the moment of entry into the Schengen area.

Multiple-entry visas allow a maximum stay of 90 days within a period of 180 days. In certain cases of short-term employment a maximum stay of 90 days per year is allowed.

The visa section informs that applicants cannot claim a multiple-entry visa with a longer validity. Long-term Schengen visas are issued to reliable, frequent travelers with several previous visas and the issuance depends on the passport’s validity period, confirmations about the purpose of the trip, financing and the return readiness to the home country.

If you apply for a multiple-entry visa with a longer validity, please fill out the additional statement for multiple-entry visa and attach it to your application documents.