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Documents Required for Airport Transit Visa Application

  • Application form duly filled (online „VIDEX“ or manual) and signed by the applicant.

  • 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: Copy of the passport data and signature page and previous Schengen visas including entry/exit stamps. The passport needs to be duly signed and valid for at least 3 months after the planned date of return.

  • Photograph: One recent biometric photograph (35mm X 45mm) not older than 6 months with white/bright background (loose, not attached to application form). No headgear except hijab.

  • Valid visa or copy of residence permit for the country of next or final destination

  • Complete travel itinerary : Proof of intention of carrying out the onward journey: Copy of the flight reservation with passenger details and copy of continuation ticket and hotel reservation, if any.

  • Employment letter/ Sponsor letter: Stating the purpose of the visit, date of joining the company, job position, further duration of the contract and whether it will be renewed, monthly salary and allowances of the applicant/ sponsor. The letter has to be attested by the Chamber of Commerce. Cost coverage by employer/ sponsor if relevant.

    For self-employed individuals/ businessmen: Commercial Registration.

    For private/domestic staff: a letter from the sponsor and a copy of the work contract.

  • Original Bank Statements: Recent bank statements of the past 6 months proving the monthly salary transfer and with sufficient funds available for the intended stay. The bank statements have to be stamped by the bank.

  • Exit & Re-Entry visa (in English and Gregorian calendar), if applicable: Official excerpt of the Electronic Exit Re-Entry Visa (Absher/Muqeem) with exact dates (Exit before ….. /Return before …) and expiration date of the Iqama, which should be valid at least 3 months after the planned date of return.

  • Photocopy of Residence Permit (Iqama) with translation as well as Absher excerpt („family services“) for the applicant and Iqama copies of all family members residing in Saudi Arabia.

General information:
Visa applications can be submitted at the earliest 6 months before and at the latest 15 calendar days before traveling. Passports are not handed out during the visa process.
To withdraw your application, please submit a signed withdrawal letter.

Documents in Arabic language are not accepted! All documents must be either in English or translated into German or English.

Important information for Palestinians - Only the following passports / travel documents are recognized:

  • Passport or Travel document issued by the Palestinian National Authority, only if the ID-Number mentioned in the document begins with the numbers 4, 8 or 9
  • „Document de Voyage pour les Réfugiés Palestiniens“/„Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees“ issued by the Egyptian authorities, only if the document contains a valid re-entry visa and the holder resides in Egypt
  • Alien’s passport (T-series) issued by the Jordanian authorities
  • „Document de Voyage pour les Refugies Palestiniens“/„Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees“ issued by the Syrian authorities, only if Germany is included in area of validity and the right to return is secured.

Important information for Syrians:
Passports are recognized only when they are signed by the bearer itself, except if the passport owner is younger than 10 years. If a Syrian passport is not duly signed on page 2, the owner itself will have to sign the passport at a Syrian Embassy/Consulate.

Additional Information (Representative/Travel Agents):
An authorization letter signed by the applicant has to be submitted along with the visa application by the representative/travel agent. The telephone number of the applicant (not representative/travel-agent) has to be mentioned in the application.

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