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How to Get Germany Schengen Visa From India – Absolute Guide

Introduction

If you are going to apply for Germany Schengen Visa from India, read this absolute guide to go through all the requirements and fees for the Indian citizens.

Embassies and Consulate-Generals of Germany in India

In addition to the Embassy of Germany in New Delhi in India, there are following Consulate General of Germany in India:

Consulate General of Germany in Bengaluru, Consulate General of Germany in Chennai, Consulate General of Germany in Kolkata, and Consulate General of Germany in Mumbai.

The jurisdiction of the German Consulate General Mumbai includes Maharashtra, the Union States of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The German Consulate General in Kolkata issues visas for residents under its consular area, which includes the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.

The Embassy’s area of consular jurisdiction covers the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Union Territories of Chandigarh, Delhi, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Minicoy, and Amindive.

The German Embassy in New Delhi also represents the Federal Republic in Bhutan.

Types of Germany Visas

You can apply for the following types of Germany Schengen Visa in India:

Germany Schengen Visa – Tourism

If you are planning to explore the natural and man-made wonders of Germany, then you will apply for Germany Tourism Schengen Visa. If granted, Germany Tourism Schengen Visa allows its possessor to roam freely in Germany or any other part of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days.

Germany Schengen Visa – Medical

If you want to get yourself or any of your siblings treated from Germany, then you will submit the Germany Medical Schengen Visa application. If granted, Germany Medical Schengen Visa allows the applicant to remain in Germany for a period not exceeding than 90 days.

Germany Schengen Visa – Business

If you want to attend a business meeting in Germany or want to visit the European country for business purposes, you will submit the Germany Business Schengen Visa application. Like Tourism and Medical Schengen Visas, Germany Business Schengen Visa allows itinerant to remain in Germany legally for a period of 90 days.

Germany Schengen Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens

For acquiring a Germany Visa from India, an applicant is required to complete the following set of documents:

A valid travel document or passport. The passport must:

Not been issued period exceeding the ten-year limit.

Passport must contain two empty pages to mark your arrival and departure dates.

A Germany visa application form. The form must be fully signed and dated.

Document proving that you’re a legal Indian resident.

A passport size photograph.

Bank statement showing transactions of the previous six months.

Roundtrip Flight Reservation for Germany Visa: Your Germany Visa application must be accompanied by a roundtrip flight reservation or any other proof of transportation.

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Travel health insurance detailing that travel insurance for Schengen Visa offering coverage of 30000 euros of 50000 dollars has been availed and attached. It should cover the cost of repatriation even after death.

 

Hotel Bookings for Visa Application detailing that you have already paid for accommodation facilities in Germany.

hotel-booking

Means of subsistence detailing that the applicant has enough financial means to carry himself with ease [i-e without any financial pressure]. The applicant can prove his/her financial stability by attaching any of the following documents:

Credit card

Three-month-old bank statement

Pay-slips

Employment letter

Traveler’s cheques

For stays up to 5 days

The overall amount is 269.60€ /person and 212.81 /two and more persons.

For stays 6-10 days

The daily amount is 44.93€ /person and 26.33€ /two and more persons.

For stays 11-20 days

The overall amount is 51.64€/person and 25.82€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 36.67€/person and 22.21€/ two and more persons.

For stays over 20 days

The overall amount is 206.58€/person and 118.79€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 27.89€/person and 17,04/ two and more persons.

A sponsorship letter from the citizen of the host nation in which he/she expresses willingness to sponsor the itinerant during the course of the stay in the Schengen Area.

Evidence pertaining to prepaid transport

You will attach a roundtrip flight reservation or proof of transportation

Documentation of socio-professional standing

If you are employed, then you will attach a company reference letter in your application. It must entail info about previously withdrawn salary, joining date, job title, and the vacation period.

If you are self-employed, then you will attach income tax returns, bank statements, and incorporation certificates.

If you are retired, then attach copies of the previous three months.

If you are a student, attach an enrollment certificate issued by Germany college, school, or varsity.

Besides original documents, you will also submit copies of all the documents.

For tourism:

Hotel Bookings

Flight Itinerary

For business:

Roundtrip Flight Itinerary or One-way flight itinerary.

A business invitation from a company or person operating from Germany.

For the study (less than 90 days):

Flight Itinerary

Enrollment Letter from Germany school.

For the study (more than 90 days):

Enrollment certificate from a school located in Germany.

Where to apply for Germany Visa in India

In addition to the Embassy of Germany in New Delhi in India, there are following Consulate General of Germany in India:

Consulate General of Germany in Bengaluru, Consulate General of Germany in Chennai, Consulate General of Germany in Kolkata, and Consulate General of Germany in Mumbai.

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