Application Process

Simple steps to obtain a Schengen visa to Germany

Please follow these steps in order to apply for a Schengen visa. A Schengen visa allows a maximum stay of 90 days within a period of 180 days in the Schengen countries. Germany must be your main travel destination.

If you plan to stay more than 90 days in Germany, please apply for a national visa at the respective German Diplomatic mission

Step 1: Choose your travel purpose

Read the list of documents which need to be submitted with your visa application based on your travel purpose  and prepare the documents carefully. Please always choose the correct travel purpose.

Step 2: Fill out the application form

Please complete the application form in full. Print a copy of all pages, sign it and bring it with you when attending your visa appointment. For more information, check the VIDEX guidelines in German or the launch assistant directly on the website

If you still need support with the filling, completing or correcting of the application form, we are pleased to offer you our
completion 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. 

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Step 3: Create your user account

Please create your personal user account and log into your account. After logging into your user account fill out the online form electronically for all people travelling with you.

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Step 4: Make an appointment

Make an appointment to submit your application at the visa application centre. Personal appearance is mandatory for all visa applicants unless you are exempted from biometric data capturing. Please print out your appointment confirmation letter, as you will need to present this document when you attend your appointment.

 Step 5:  Submit your application in the visa application centre

You can submit your visa application in person or authorize a representative to submit the application on your behalf. He has to provide a signed letter of authorization as well as the original and copy of his /her ID card. The representative cannot be a minor. However you must be in Egypt at the time of the application and during its processing.

Please arrive on time for your appointment with the appointment confirmation letter. If you are late or you fail to attend your appointment, you will be required to make a new appointment.

  1. An extensive range of Added Value Services  is available to facilitate your application submission process.
  2. Your application and supporting documents will be checked for completeness according to the requirements of the German Diplomatic mission and your biometric data will be captured. The visa and service fees are paid in the visa application centre. Following completion of these steps, your application is transferred to the German Diplomatic mission for decision making.

 You can track your application at any time by visiting your personal user account

 Step 6: Collect your passport

After the German Diplomatic mission has made a decision on your visa application, your passport will be returned to the visa application centre. You will be notified by SMS as soon as the passport arrives. Please arrive with your visa application checklist and the original and a copy of your identity card ready. If you wish to designate a representative to pick up your passport on your behalf, please make sure that they bring the following documents:

  • Your ID copy
  • Your checklist
  • A letter of authorization signed by you
  • Your representative’s original ID and a copy

Spouses that want to pick up the passports of their husbands/wives must provide both written authorization of the spouse and a photocopy of their ID card. To pick up the passport belonging to a minor, one must have written authorization from the father and a photocopy of his ID card or written authorization of the mother and a copy of the birth certificate of the child.

If you have chosen the TNT Express Delivery Service during application submission, your passport will be sent to you directly at your preferred address.