Schengen visa; application and extension

A Schengen visa may be issued by a Schengen Member State for transit through the territory of the Schengen States or for intended stays in that territory of up to 90 days per period of 180 days from the date of first entry.

Description

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are:

  • Travel document that entitles to cross the border (passport, passport substitute)
  • Plausibility and comprehensibility of the purpose of travel in Germany
  • Financing of living and travel expenses
  • Willingness of the visa holder to leave the Schengen area again before the visa expires,
  • Presentation of a travel health insurance valid for the entire Schengen area and for the entire duration of stay with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros.

Deadlines

The visa application must be submitted in due time before the intended entry.

Required documents

  • If necessary, you may be required to produce additional documents

    The documents to be presented may vary. Please find out more details from your competent diplomatic representation. As a general rule, the documents listed above will be required (among others).

  • Valid passport

  • Proof of a secure livelihood, if applicable a declaration of commitment, as well as sufficient funds for the return journey

  • Supporting documents evidencing the foreign national's own financing, or a third-party declaration of commitment assuring the foreign national's subsistence

  • Supporting documents evidencing medical insurance coverage

  • Proof of the purpose and circumstances of the intended stay

  • if necessary, further documents

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Visaantragsformulare im PDF-Format - Antragsformulare für Aufenthalt bis zu drei Monaten („Schengen-Visum“, Kategorie C)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Visumantrag - Elektronische Antragserfassung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

    • Issuance: 60 Euro
    • Extension of a Schengen visa beyond 90 days as a national visa: 60 euros

Legal bases

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

Remonstration with the respective diplomatic mission abroad; administrative court action (competent Administrative Court Berlin)

Status:17.07.2023

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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