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What do you need to do to obtain a Schengen visa to Germany?

Obtaining a Schengen visa to Germany enables you to travel around this country and many others in the European Union. It is perfect if you're visiting family, taking a trip or attending a corporate event, not least as it enables you to travel for 90 days.

But what do you need to know about the application process for such a visa?

How to apply

To get a Schengen visa to Germany, Germany must be your main destination - the country in which you are set to spend the longest time.

You can apply directly to the German Embassy in the UK for your Visa. However, you must make sure that all of your documents are correct to maximise the chances of your application being accepted. Alternatively, you can let the team here at Documents and Visas provide you with expert advice, ensure all of your documents are in order and liaise with the embassy on your behalf.

Before you start your application, you must make sure that your passport has at least two blank pages so that any stamps can be included.

When you have checked this, you will have to complete the Schengen visa application form and attach a valid passport photo to it. Again, if you're struggling to fill in any section of this form, you should contact Documents and Visas for expert advice. Any mistakes could lead to severe delays, disrupting your travel plans in the process.

What else do you need to know about the Schengen visa to Germany?

Travel insurance is also required if you wish to travel in the Schengen area, and the level of coverage must be at least €30,000 - otherwise, your application will not be accepted. Details of your insurance will need to be passed to our team before we can begin liaising with the embassy.

As well as travel insurance, you will need to provide documentation of your travel itinerary and accommodation plans.

As you can see, there are many things that you need to take into consideration before applying for a Schengen visa to Germany. What's more, there's a different process to abide by if you're travelling with a minor. It's no wonder, therefore, that some people find applying straight to the German Embassy quite daunting.

If you would like to increase the likelihood of your application being accepted, simply browse our website to find out how the experienced team here at Documents and Visas can help you.