No matter what your requirements are, there is a Visa to Germany for every occasion. Have a look at the types of Germany Visa to match your adequate need for your next trip to Germany!
Before going ahead please know the meaning of the term Schengen Visa, it would be referenced again and again.
A Schengen visa is a short stay visa allowing its holder to travel in the Schengen area. The Schengen area covers 26 countries (“Schengen States”) without border controls between them. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
4 Classification of Visas for different purposes:
- Type A Visa: This is a transit visa for travelers traveling through Germany on their way to another nation. You can fly through German airports with this visa. This visa does not grant you entry into Germany.
- Type B Visa: You are free to travel through German territory to your next destination via German harbors. This visa is only valid for 5 days.
- Type C Visa: This is a short-term visa that allows you to stay in Germany for up to 90 days. This visa is for four visitors and is commonly referred to as the Schengen visa.
- Type D Visa: This visa is for individuals who want to stay in Germany for more than three months. This is known as a national visa.
According to your needs now you can classify your stay in Germany into the above 4
1. Tourists Visa: This is a classic Visa type that we all desire to acquire at least once in our life. If you want to visit Germany for vacation, sightseeing, exploring, or something similar, you can apply for this visa.
2. Spouse / Relatives of EU / German Nationals Visa: This Visa type is one of the most common types of Visas people seek to visit Germany. If you are the spouse or other relative of someone with German nationality or of someone who has resided in Germany for a job, you will be requiring this Visa.
3. Business Visa: People who want to travel to Germany to conduct business, attend meetings, sign contracts, etc. need this type of Visa. A Germany Business visa type is a short-stay Schengen visa, allowing its holder to enter and stay in Germany for up to 90 days to a 6-month period unless the sticker on the visa specifies otherwise.
4. Medical Visa: A German medical visa is a permit that allows the holder to travel to Germany for the exclusive purpose of obtaining medical care. As long as they can afford the care, this visa entitles travelers to receive whatever type of medical care they require inside of Germany.
5. Cultural, sporting, and film crew Visa: If you intend to enter Germany to participate in a Cultural, Sports, or Religious event, or as part of a Film Crew, you must apply for a visa designed expressly for these groups of individuals. The German visa for Cultural, Film Crew, Sports, and Religious Event purposes is a short-stay visa that allows its bearer to enter Germany to participate in any of the above-mentioned activities.
6. Trade Fairs and Exhibitions Visa: Germany is the world’s top trade exhibition venue, hosting two-thirds of the world’s leading trade events. Every year, more than 100,000 international visitors come to the country solely to attend trade fairs and exhibitions, while another 20,000 come as exhibitors and fair participants. If you intend to attend a trade show or expo in Germany, you can apply for this visa.
7. Training/Internship Visa: If you wish to attend training or undertake an internship in Germany and have already found one, you can apply for this visa to earn professional skills. It is critical that you acquire an internship or training opportunity prior to your journey to Germany. Especially if you possess a passport from one of the countries whose citizens are obliged to obtain a visa in order to enter and reside in Germany.
8. Job Seeker Visa: The German job seeker visa is a Long-Term Residency Permit, which allows you to stay in the nation for six months while looking for work. If you have found a job after six months, you will be issued a German work visa and you will be able to work and reside in Germany.
9. German Language Learning Visa: This Visa is intended for those who wish to visit the country solely to attend a 3- to 12-month intensive language course in Germany. The courses that visa applicants must complete must have at least 18 hours of instruction per week. Please bear in mind that you will not be able to convert it into a student or student application visa, a work permit, begin university studies or apply for university admission. In some cases, a language course visa can be extended for up to a year if the goal is not to pursue further education in Germany.
10. Guest Scientist Visa: For scientists or researchers who have been invited to do research or study by an institution, this Visa is required by them. Coming to work as a Scientist or Visiting Scholar in the Federal Republic of Germany by yourself necessitates the fulfillment of a number of steps, including locating a research facility, and then you can obtain this visa.
11. Employment and Freelance Visa: For skilled foreigners, the Germany Employment Visa offers the chance to live and work in Germany. With the option to renew the visa and then apply for an EU Blue Card or other types of residence permits, it allows its bearer to travel to and work in Germany for up to two years. One can get this Visa, if one qualifies for at least one of the goals of working there, for eg if you already have a work offer in Germany if you want to start a business in Germany or work as a freelancer, work as an Au Pair.
An applicant must prepare the following documents in order to apply for a Visa:
- complete application, passport, and current photographs
- full proof of health insurance
- A travel itinerary serves as documentation of your journey’s
- current bank statement as evidence of financial capability.
- evidence of having paid the German VISA fee
Additional paperwork may be required, depending on the type of visa you’re applying for, such as a birth certificate, an employment contract, a copy of your business license if you operate a business, income tax returns, and no objection certificates from your universities or institutions if you’re a student. Therefore, before requesting a VISA in Germany, everyone must abide by the above requirements.
For more details contact ASAP German Language Institute, Pune.