Visa procedure and forms

NOTICE TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS

All information leaflets and the procedure of processing visa applications are regularly adapted to the current circumstance. The most current information can be found on this website.

Please note that information on outdated information leaflets might not comply with the current requirements, so please get the current information on visa requirements at the time you prepare your application.

Kindly understand that questions about visa matters, that are already explained on the website, cannot be answered again individually. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have further questions that cannot be answered by the information on the website.

IMPORTANT ADVICE:

Visa applications are accepted in the Visa Section only if an appointment for the submission of the application was scheduled, and only during the following times:

Monday to Thursday between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm

You can find detailed information regarding the appointment system of the Visa Section in the following information leaflet: http://www.manila.diplo.de/contentblob/2612414/Daten/1856540/MB_visa_appointment.pdf

When setting an appointment via the call center of the German Embassy, the data required for the visa processing is already retrieved from the caller.

In order to keep the telephone fee low, it is urgently advised to keep at hand all required documents for the visa application as well as the valid passport of the applicant when setting the appointment.

The data is encoded by the Call Center for the data processing in the Visa Section.

This means that the visa staff do not have to manually encode the application data.

The manual encoding of the data in the Visa Section would inevitably lead to considerable waiting times for visa appointments. This is not in your best interest.

The application data is required for the electronic data processing.

The Visa cannot be issued without the electronic data processing.

When you visit the Embassy to submit your visa application, kindly ensure the following:

1. Arrive in time for your appointment in the Visa Section

2. Bring all the required documents based on the checklist in the relevant information leaflet below  (an incomplete application will be turned away at the visa counter and the applicant will be requested to set a new appointment for the visa interview).

3. Carefully check the data in your application before submitting it at the Visa counter, and make corrections in writing in the form where required (the application form alone is legally binding; visas are issued with dates that are given in the application form).

Schengen-Karte

Schengen Visa

For a short stay in Germany/ the Schengen-Area of up to 90 days (e.g. for the purpose of visit, business, tourism), citizens of the Philippines, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau require a Schengen-Visa.

The Schengen-Visa is valid for 26 countries.
Please note that the processing of a Schengen-Visa application takes one week. It is not possible to expedite the visa processing.
Detailed requirements for the application for a Schengen-Visa can be obtained from the applicable information leaflet as given below:

Marriage Visa

Requirements for the application for a German residence permit for more than 90 days for marriage in Germany. 

*Please note: The Embassy generally issues residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa with a maximum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. The respective visa holder must contact the responsible Alien's Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germanyshortly after entering Germany, which then issues the residence permit.

Familie

Family Reunion Visa

Requirements for the application of a German residence permit for more than 90 days for family reunion in Germany.

*Please note: The Embassy generally issues residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa with a maximum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. The respective visa holder must contact the responsible Alien's Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germanyshortly after entering Germany, which then issues the residence permit.

Hamburger Hafen

Seafarer's visa

Seafarers, who are to join their ship in a German harbour (e.g. Hamburg, Bremerhaven), require a Schengen-Visa for the entry into the Schengen-Area (e.g. airport in Frankfurt), which is issued as a transit visa.

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Employment Visa

Applicants, who want to work in Germany, require a residence permit, which must be obtained from the German Embassy in the form of a national visa*.

*Please note: The Embassy generally issues residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa with a maximum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. The respective visa holder must contact the responsible Alien's Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germanyshortly after entering Germany, which then issues the residence permit.

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General information on the job placement procedures for qualified nurses to Germany

Since July 2013, qualified Filipino nurses may be employed in Germany. Below are more information about the job placement procedures and the visa application process for qualified nurses:

Au-Pair Visa

Requirements for the application of a German residence permit for more than 90 days* stay in Germany.

* Please note: The Embassy generally issues residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa with a maximum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. The respective visa holder must contact the responsible Alien's Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germanyshortly after entering Germany, which then issues the residence permit.

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Student Visa

Requirements for the application of a German residence permit for more than 90 days* for studying in Germany.

* Please note: The Embassy generally issues residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa with a maximum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. The respective visa holder must contact the responsible Alien's Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germanyshortly after entering Germany, which then issues the residence permit.

Visa procedure and forms

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Appointment system

Blaues Informationsschild

You can find detailed information regarding the appointment system of the Visa Section in the following information leaflet:

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the visa processing

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