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CHECKLIST FOR TOURIST VISA
Please note: You can only obtain a German Schengen Visa if Germany is indeed the main destination of your trip. Hotel bookings might be verified and visa applications will be denied in case of cancelled or fake hotel bookings, also when arranged by a travel Agent.
Documents Required for Tourist Visa Application
Application form duly filled (online or manual) and signed by the applicant
(For children up to 16 registered in a parent's passport a separate application form has to be filled and all required documents to be submitted)
In case of minors (below 18 years of age): Parental Authorization
Both parents must sign the parental authorization and also have to sign the application form. From 16 years of age also the minor has to sign the application form. Passport copies of parents (with signatures!) have to be attached with the application.
Original passport duly signed and 1 copy of the data page and previous Schengen visas
One recent biometric photograph (35mm X 45mm) not older than 6 months with white/bright background
Proof of Travel Medical Insurance coverage (EUR 30.000):
The insurance must cover the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which may arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, emergency hospital treatment not excluding COVID-19 infections, or death during the stay
(Travel Insurance certificate is compulsory)
Hotel booking (no vouchers!) for all intended travel destinations in Schengen states mentioning complete address of the hotel, booking dates and costs.
Copy of the round trip airline reservation with passenger details and the complete travel itinerary. The reservation should prove that the stay in Schengen does not exceed 90 days.
Declaration letter and family Iqama if relevant
Letter from one family member stating/ explaining the relationship with the applicant and declaring responsibility for all the expenses of all family members which may incur during the entire trip to the Schengen-area.
For employed individuals and their spouses - Employment letter/Sponsor letter addressed to the German Embassy stating the purpose of the visit, date of joining the company, job position and monthly salary and allowances of the applicant/ head of the family. The letter has to be attested by the Chamber of Commerce.
Cost coverage by employer/ sponsor if relevant.
In case of non-Saudi applicants also the duration of the contract has to be mentioned and whether it will be renewed.
For self-employed individuals/businessman - Commercial Registration
For holders of diplomatic or special passports – Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs or respective Embassy
Original Bank Statements:
Recent bank statements of the past 6 months proving the monthly salary transfer (if salary is not paid cash) and with sufficient funds available for the intended stay. If the salary is paid cash, salary slips for the last 6 months have to be submitted. The bank statements have to be stamped by the bank.
For Saudi nationals bank statements of the past 3 months are sufficient.
Photocopy of Saudi National ID Card/Residence Permit (Iqama)
Additional Documents for Non-Saudi Nationals
Iqama copies and Absher excerpt („family services“) of all family members residing in Saudi Arabia.
Exit & Re-Entry visa
Official excerpt of the Electronic Exit Re-Entry Visa (Absher/Muqeem) mentioning exact dates as per Gregorian calendar (Exit before ... / Return before ...) and expiration date of the Iqama.