A Schengen visa permits the holder to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days during a six-months period.
The German Embassy will process the application if the main destination is one of the following countries: Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland or Slovenia.
Preparing your application
Please familiarize yourself with the visa regulations and procedures described here .
Prepare your application as follows:
- Fill out the visa application form.
- Make sure you have gathered all of the required documents to submit together with your application. Your visa application may be rejected in case of missing documents. Below we have prepared a checklist for each type of visa.
Qatari Nationals: Visa for Tourism
Qatari Nationals: Visa for Business
Qatari Nationals: Visa for Visit
Qatari Nationals: Visa for Medical Purpose
Non-Qatari Nationals: Visa for Tourism
Non-Qatari Nationals: Visa for Business
Non-Qatari Nationals: Visa for Visit
Non-Qatari Nationals: Visa for Medical Purpose
Non-Qatari Nationals: Visa for Airport Transfer (24h)
Qatari or Non-Qatari Nationals with German or EU spouse, child or parent: Visa for Visit
- General Instructions Form
- It is necessary to make an appointment for submitting your application. You can submit your application three months prior to your planned trip.
Please refrain from sending any documents to the Embassy's visa section unless expressly instructed to do so, in particular not prior to your application. Documents sent to the Embassy in advance will not be filed.
You are kindly requested to bring all necessary documents with you to your appointment.
Submitting your application
You must apply for your visa at VFS Global in person. While there you are requested to submit all required documents and pay the visa and processing fees. You may be requested to reply to questions concerning your planned visit. Your photograph and fingerprints will also be taken.
What happens during processing?
The Embassy will review your application and decide whether the criteria to issue a visa are met. Processing generally takes 15 days. As soon as the process is finalized, the Embassy will inform you about the decision. During this period you cannot inquire about the status of your application. Upon expiry of the processing period only the applicant, his/her legal representative or persons holding an authorization letter from the applicant may inquire about the status of the visa.
As soon as the Embassy has decided on your application, you can collect your passport from the external service provider VfS Global.
Should your visa application have been disapproved, you will receive a letter stating the relevant reasons for the visa rejection when collecting your passport.
You can always submit a new application provided that you present all necessary and properly filled in documentation.
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