Germany is a Western European country .Germnay has a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain and beaches.Germany is one of the Schengen countries.A Schengen visa is required to visit Germany.
Every year thousands of applications are filed from Pakistan for German tourist visa.In this article Germany tourist visa requirements, process.fee documentation requirements and Guidelines are mentioned.
Germany Tourist visa Appointment Online booking for visa interview and biometrics collection.
In order to apply for Germany tourist visit visa all the applicants applying from Islamabad need to book a appointment .All the residents from Sindh and Baluchistan must apply form German Consulate Karachi .In German consulate Karachi applications are processed on first come first serve basis.From September 10, 2017 a online appointment system is introduced in Karachi also.
For Tourist visa appointment in Islamabad applicants must follow the link.
Germany Tourist visa Application Forms
Germany has a basic Schengen visa form. Applicants can download the forms form the following link.
There are some specific forms for applicants from Pakistan. Click the link to find the forms.
Germany Tourist visa photograph requirements.
The photo size for visa to Germany visa must be minimum 35-45 mm and must not be old than 6 month and must be taken from the front.
The photo for visa must show the entire head and the top of the shoulders. The face must occupy 70-80 % of the photograph or face height of 25 to 31 mm from Crown to chin in the photograph
The photographs must be taken against a light background either white or off-white without any patterns or images in background .The photo for German visa must be Printed on normal photographic paper .The photo must have Full face, non-smiling ,without sunglasses and without hat/ head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief .
For German visa photograph The normal glasses are allowed but reflection on glasses or dark color glasses are not allowed.
Eyes must be opened and Line of Eyesight must be straight .If a applicant is looking away such photographs will be rejected. The hair must also not cover the eye.
For More details for photo specification click the link
Germany Tourist visa Documents Requirements.
Passport: All the applicants for Switzerland visit visa must submit a valid passport to embassy. The passport must be valid for at least three months form the date of departure and must have at least two blank pages for visa issuance.
The applicant for Schengen visa must include a full copy of used pages of passport with visa application.
Travel Plan details
All the applicants for tourist visa from Pakistan must enclose a confirmed hotel booking during stay in Germany.
Applicants can also send rent agreement which shows visa pplicants name, rental period dates and accommodation address.The agreement must be covering the entire period of stay in Germany.
A return Air Ticket with complete departure and arrival dates is required.
Applicants may enclose documents related to Purchased tour package .
Travel Insurance : A valid schengen visa travel insurance of minimum 30000 Euros is required from designated Schengen Insurance company .The insurance must cover the full duration of your travel and stay in Schengen states. The schengen visa travel insurance must be properly stamped and verifiable through insurance company website.
There are many companies which can issue Travel Insurance in Pakistan. These companies includes ACE, AIG, Asia Insurance Co Ltd , Askari General Insurance Company Ltd, CICL (Century Insurance Company Ltd) , East West Insurance ,Company Ltd, EFU General , IGI, NJI (New Jubilee Insurance), PICIC (Pakistan Industrial Credit Investment Corporation) .Premier Insurance Limited, Shaheen Insurance , SPI Insurance Company Ltd (formerly Saudi Pak), TPL Direct Insurance Ltd, UBL Insurers Ltd, UIC and Universal Insurance Co. Ltd.
Before submitting Schengen visa application the applicants must check the Insurance company status and confirm that the Travel / Health Insurance is verifiable through online verification
Photo copy is Pakistani national Identity Card (CNIC)
A photocopy of computerized driving license ( if available)
Employment History for Employed person
All the applicants form Pakistan who work for some organization must present a Original reference letter from their company/employer .The reference letter must have the applicant name, designation, wage, employment tenure, office address and contact numbers of the employer.The letter must clearly state the purpose and duration of visit to Germany.
For Self Employed / Business Man
Business and Personal bank account Details from Bank (Bank Statement)
Bank reference letters
A copy of National Tax Number
A membership certificate form Chamber of commerce and industry
Tax returns (At least two years of tax returns)
Documents for Student
All the student applicants for tourist visa application for Germany must provide a reference letter from their university that the applicant is applying for visit visa to Germany and he will return to join his educational institute at the end of his visit. If a Student is employed then he must show his bank statement and salary slips otherwise he can present a bank statement and financial stability documents of his sponsor.
Property ownership Documents including agricultural, commercial and residential property can be enclosed by the German visa applicant.
Visa application history and Visa Refusals
All the applicant must include all details of visa refusals in last five years by any embassy and high commission. Applicants must also explain the reason of visa refusal in written form.The applicants must also enclose refusal letters.
Family ties in Pakistan
All the applicants form Pakistan must provide original and copy of FRC(Family registration certificate) from NADRA.
Family ties in Europe
Applicants for Germany visit visa are also required to give details of any family members living in Europe.
For children under 18 years of age who are travelling with a single parent must provide written consent of the other parent with photocopy of his NIC card.
Third country nationals applying for Germen visa and residing in Pakistan must provide supporting documents attesting to the legality and the authorized duration of their residence in Pakistan.
- All applicants for Germany tourist visa applying from Islamabd must enclose Appointment email confirmation and AMEX slip to return your passport.
All copies of documents must be in A4 format.
Germany Tourist visa Interview
All the applicants who have made an appointment to German Embassy Islamabad and German consulate Karachi must visit German embassy Islamabad on the planned date and time along with the German visa application form, supporting documents and photographs. All applicants must carry the original documents and a set of photocopy with them.
Germany Tourist visa processing Fee
The Schengen visa fee for German embassy is Paid in Bank.The fee is paid in Pak Rupees. Courier charges will be paid separately by the German visa applicant. Applicants will be given Germany visa fee slip and it will be paid by the applicant in Standard Chartered Bank, Diplomatic Enclave Branch only. The bank will also charge visa fee handling fee.
|Schengen visa / Short-term visa (category C)||60€|
|Airport transit (category C)||60€|
|National German visa (e.g. study family reunion, etc. – Long-term visa)
|Children aged 0-17 for family reunion||30€|
|Spouses/children of citizens of the EU||exempted from visa fees|
Germany Tourist visa application process Time and Visa issuance
Once the visa application is submitted in German Embassy and fee is submitted , The German embassy process the visa applications and issue visa to successful applicants in 2 week time.
Applicants are awarded visa for a certain period of time. The German Tourist visa is awarded for maximum of 90 days.During the validity of the German Schengen visa applicants may visit Schengen countries. Applicants can visit Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,Germany , Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland on Schengen visa