Tourist visa Requirements:-

Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum three months (from the date of return) and minimum two blank pages for visa stamps

a) Copy of pages of passport containing personal information and also pages providing important travel information

Please note

a) Passports issued beyond 10 years will not be accepted by the Embassy

b) Attach all your old passports (if any)

c) Indian Passports can only be accepted if their bio data (name,date of birth,place of birth,sex) have not been modified by an "observation". However,observation regarding the validity of the passport are permitted.

Schengen Visa Application Form : One visa application form duly filled and signed on column 37 and main column

Following forms also need to be duly filled, signed and submitted along with the application

a) Declaration on true and complete information

Please note : Applicant mobile number should be mentioned in visa form as Embassy / Consulate can contact the applicant at any point of time during visa processing

Photo Specification: Two recent passport size coloured photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 60%-80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm)

Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old,scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.

Covering-Letter: Covering Letter from applicant on business letter head stating his name, designation, purpose and duration of visit duly signed by authorized signatory and addressed to – The Visa Officer, Embassy of Germany, New Delhi

The sponsor has to furnish the following documents:

Invitation Letter

a) An invitation letter by the host in Germany mentioning name and duration of stay.

b) Formal Obligation Letter (“Verpflichtungserklärung”) according 66-68 AufenthG.

If inviter is not a German citizen: A4 sized copy of inviter’s passport incl. his/her valid residence permit

Proof of Sufficient funds

a) Guarantee of expenses(for example, latest 3 months bank statement and salary slips)


If Employed

a) Personal ITR for last 3yrs

b) Three months salary slip

c) Personal Bank Statement for last six months mentioning the Bank’s name, Bank’s Telephone Number clearly

d) Credit Card copy/Foreign Exchange endorsement/Traveler’s Cheque

If Self Employed

a) Personal & Company ITR for last 3yrs

b) Personal & Company Bank Statement for last six months mentioning the Bank’s name, Bank’s Telephone Number clearly

c) Credit Card copy/Foreign Exchange endorsement/Traveler’s Cheque

Proof of Occupation

Self –Employed

a) Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation

b) Brief Company Profile

c) Articles of Memorandum (Incase the applicant is MD/Director)

d) Proof of Proprietorship / Partnership (In case applicant is Proprietor / Partner in a firm)


a) Proof of employment like Salary Slip or Appointment Letter / NOC from Employer


a) Leave Sanction Letter from school

b) Parents have to provide ITR, Bank statement and NOC letter.

If applicant is a minor:

a) Birth Certificate (original and A4 sized copy)

b) Letter of School confirming current school admission and sanctioned leave of absence (original, no copy)

c) Consent Letter from both parents regarding child’s travel (original, no copy)

d) A4 sized copy of Parents’ Passports

e) Death Certificate of parent(s) - if applicable (original and A4 sized copy)

f) Court Order regarding child’s custody - if applicable (original and A4 sized copy)

Hotel Booking  : Hotel Confirmation for the period of stay.

Ticket                : Confirmed Air Ticket.

Medical             : Required Health Insurance for the period of stay.

Duration           : 1 Weeks.