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.


Bank statement

Please submit bank statements of your salary account or other current accounts with regular income during your visa application submission process.

The bank statement should meet the following general requirements:

  • It must include all ingoing and outgoing payments for the previous three months before the visa application submission.
  • It must be stamped by the bank.
  • The applicant’s name must be clearly visible (without retroactive modifications).
  • It must offer an accurate reflection of account activity; the excerpt must not be manipulated.

The bank statement serves to prove your regular employment situation, the means of subsistence in China and the financing of your stay abroad.

The format of the bank statements can vary depending on the issuing bank; all formats are accepted. Excerpts of credit card statements and fixed-term deposit accounts cannot replace the bank statement; they can however be submitted as additional documents.

The above mentioned requirements apply for private and business accounts. In case of business accounts, the name of the employer (company name) needs to be visible on the bank statement issued by the bank.