Passport photo: Note that photo in Passport needs to resemble applicant at the time of submitting the application. If this is not the case applicant will be requested to change the passport before application can be submitted.

Application information

Travel Purpose and Documents

Follow these steps in order to apply for a Schengen visa or a national 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.
A national visa is necessary if your stay in Germany is more than 90 days.

You can apply for a Schengen visa up to 6 months and for a national visa up to 3 months before your actual travel date.

Select the purpose of your stay in Germany. Click on the purpose to download the required documents.

Prepare
the documents below carefully

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Below you find the list of documents which you need to submit with your visa application based on your travel purpose. Please read and prepare the documents carefully. Always choose the correct travel purpose. Incomplete applications can’t be accepted.

The passport photo must match the personal photo, for example, and not as a limitation, if a child has a passport when he/she was 10 months old and now he/she is 4 years old, you must issue a new passport for your child before applying for a visa.

If you want to travel to Germany for touristic purposes but you book an appointment for another travel purpose (business, medical, family/friend visit) your visa application won't be accepted in the office and in this case, the TLScontact service fees won't be reimbursed.

Business

Short stay (less than 90 days)

You wish to go to Germany for business purposes and will stay no longer than 90 days?

Please print out the check list and sort your documents in the indicated order.

Please tick off the documents you have collected in the check list.

You must sign the check list at the end and submit it together with your visa application!

You must also confirm by signing that you understood the points stated at the end of the check list.

Note: Family members of business travelers can book also business appointments if they are mentioned in the business letter invitation and if they apply together with the business traveler. Otherwise, they need to book an appointment for tourism.

Business visit (less than 90 days)

For Minors (Less than 90 days)

Applicant Declaration

You need to print and sign Applicant Declaration to submit it in your appointment day.

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Tourism/Visit of family and friends

You wish to go to Germany for tourism or to visit family and friends and your stay won’t be longer than 90 days?

Please print out the check list and sort your documents in the indicated order.

Please tick off the documents you have collected in the check list.

You must sign the check list at the end and submit it together with your visa application.

You must also confirm that you understood the points stated at the end of the check list.

Tourism/Visit (less than 90 days)

For Minors (Less than 90 days)

Applicant Declaration

You need to print and sign Applicant Declaration to submit it in your appointment day.

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Medical (Short stay)

You wish to go to Germany for medical treatment and will stay no longer than 90 days?

Please print out the check list and sort your documents in the indicated order.

Please tick off the documents you have collected in the check list.

You must sign the check list at the end and submit it together with your visa application.

You must also confirm that you understood the points stated at the end of the check list.

Medical (less than 90 days)

For Minors (Less than 90 days)

Applicant Declaration

You need to print and sign Applicant Declaration to submit it in your appointment day.

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Studies

Long stay (more than 90 days)

For people who are going to study in Germany.

Study Visa

Applicant Declaration

You need to print and sign Applicant Declaration to submit it in your appointment day.

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