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Business Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Passport should have been issued within last 10 years
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* The Covering Letter should brief the purpose of travel and business relation with the business partner in Germany.
* Covering Letter has to be on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Return air tickets with all internal flight / train tickets if any
* Day wise itinerary
Proof of civil status *Marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card
if applicable
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation letter from the Business partner in English or German 
*For consultancy services: please provide a confirmation letter from the German client
* Detailed schedule of your business meetings (ONLY for stays over 30 days) 
*Certificate of Incorporation of the company 
* Hotel reservation in Germany and other EU Member State in case of onward travel
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
*A letter from lawyer / chartered accountant / Confirmation of Chamber of Commerce concerning evidence of established business, certificate of registration of the company (Optional)
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children travelling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
If the applicant is sponsored
* Proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a national form of the Schengen State concerned (see the
website of the Member State of destination)
* Pension statements for the last three months
* Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Transit Visa

 AIRPORT TRANSIT VISA

Indian nationals generally require an airport transit visa for the Schengen area. This visa allows a short stop-over at an international airport only. Neither leaving the airport’s international transit area nor overnight stays in a hotel are possible. If you need to leave the international transit area (i.e. in order to catch a connecting flight at another airport to leave the Schengen area), please apply for a regular Schengen visa.

Exemptions:

a) Indian nationals holding a valid visa or residence permit from a member state of the Schengen area or Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Ireland, UK, Canada, Japan, USA (except for holders of a US “Advanced Parole Document”)

b) Indian nationals holding a valid residence permit Andorra, Monaco or San Marino

c) Diplomatic passport holders generally do not require an airport transit visa.

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets * Air tickets and proof of other means of travel within Europe
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Any proof of your accommodation/ purpose at the destination/ Booking Certificate and payment receipts from the tour operator. 
* Documents (tickets/ visa ) required for the onward journey to the third country
* Hotel vouchers if any
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees : INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Tourist Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Return air tickets with all internal flight / train tickets if any
* Day wise itinerary of the tour
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation letter from the host in Germany mentioning the purpose of visit and duration of stay. If the host will be taking care of the applicant's expenses in Germany, mention the same in the Invitation letter. Also, provide Verpflichtungserklärung (formal obligation letter) of your sponsor  from Germany along with the sponsor's passport copy and or residence permit 
* For friends visit: the relationship can be substantiated with original documents, original pictures,
letter of invitation etc.
* Any proof of your accommodation/ purpose at the destination/ Booking Certificate and payment receipts from the tour operator. 
* Hotel vouchers
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children traveling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees : INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Seamen Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
*Duly filled in Seafarer's form (available on the links below) with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Copy of contract with shipping company *A copy of the contract with the shipping company should be attached with the application
Original invitation letter *Original invitation from the agent in Germany
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Air tickets and proof of other means of travel within Europe
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Covering letter from the company in India 
* Documents (tickets/ visa ) required for the onward journey to the third country
*Seafarers Form
*Photocopy / original of the entire CDC book,
*Ship itinerary or entire travel route.
* Hotel vouchers if any
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children travelling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover least 7 days if the return date is not confirmed with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Visiting Family/Friend

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Return air tickets with all internal flight / train tickets if any
* Day wise itinerary of the tour
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation letter from the host in Germany mentioning the purpose of visit and duration of stay. If the host will be taking care of the applicant's expenses in Germany, mention the same in the Invitation letter. Also, provide Verpflichtungserklärung (formal obligation letter) of your sponsor  from Germany along with the sponsor's passport copy and or residence permit 
* For friends visit: the relationship can be substantiated with original documents, original pictures,
letter of invitation etc.
* Any proof of your accommodation/ purpose at the destination/ Booking Certificate and payment receipts from the tour operator. 
* Hotel vouchers
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children travelling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time  * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Student Visa/ Research / Internship Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Passport should have been issued within last 10 years
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* The Covering Letter should brief the purpose of travel and business relation with the business partner in Germany.
* Covering Letter has to be on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Return air tickets with all internal flight / train tickets if any
* Day wise itinerary
Proof of civil status *Marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card
if applicable
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation *Consent letter from “Bundesagentur für Arbeit” (Federal Employment Agency / ZAV), if applicable 
*Deputation/no-objection letter of your local employer 
*Approval letter from German company confirming conditions of your stay in Germany, including payment 
*Proof of qualification (diploma, academic degree certificate or mark sheets) 
* Hotel reservation in Germany and other EU Member State in case of onward travel
Confirmation of  Student Status * Original letter from school / college / university, student card, certificates etc
Proof of Fund *Proof of sufficient fund to cover overall expenses during the period of stay in Germany
Evidence of payment of fees * Evidence of remittance of tuition fees or acceptance of scholarships should be presented.
Certificate of admission  *Certificate of admission from an educational institute for the purpose of attending academic or vocational courses, or cover letter from the host company in case of internships and researches.
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
*A letter from lawyer / chartered accountant / Confirmation of Chamber of Commerce concerning evidence of established business, certificate of registration of a company (Optional)
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children traveling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
If the applicant is sponsored
* Proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a national form of the Schengen State concerned (see the
website of the Member State of destination)
* Pension statements for the last three months
* Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

 

Guest scientist/ visiting scholar

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* Should explain the purpose of the trip and business relation with the business partner in Germany (letter
must confirm the identity of applicant, place and period of intended stay)
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
* Copy of Student ID card should be presented
Invitation letter *Invitation letter from German university / research institute confirming conditions of your stay in Germany, including payment (scholarship) 
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Air tickets and proof of other means of travel within Europe
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Proof of academic qualification (academic degree certificate or mark sheets) 
*No-objection letter of your local university / research institute 
* Hotel vouchers or other accommodation proof 
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children traveling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Nuclear scientist

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Passport should have been issued within last 10 years
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Invitation letter *Invitation letter from German university / research institute confirming conditions of your stay in Germany, including payment (scholarship) 
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Air tickets and proof of other means of travel within Europe
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation *No-objection letter of your local university / research institute 
*Proof of academic qualification (academic degree certificate or mark sheets) 
* Hotel vouchers or other accommodation proof 
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children traveling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Fair exhibitor

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Passport should have been issued within last 10 years
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* The Covering Letter should brief the purpose of travel and business relation with the business partner in Germany.
* Covering Letter has to be on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Exhibitor’s pass / visitor’s pass * Exhibitor's/ visitor's pass should be attached with the application.
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Return air tickets with all internal flight / train tickets if any
* Day wise itinerary
Proof of civil status *Marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card
if applicable
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation letter from the Business partner
*Company covering letter with the entire travel plan 
* Hotel reservation in Germany and other EU Member State in case of onward travel
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
*A letter from lawyer / chartered accountant / Confirmation of Chamber of Commerce concerning evidence of established business, certificate of registration of the company (Optional)
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children traveling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
If the applicant is sponsored
* Proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a national form of the Schengen State concerned (see the
website of the Member State of destination)
* Pension statements for the last three months
* Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Medical treatment

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Passport should have been issued within last 10 years
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* Covering Letter has to be on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Air tickets * Return air tickets with all internal flight / train tickets if any
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Certificate from a medical doctor confirming the need for specific medical treatment 
* Proof of pre-payment of the treatment
*  Any other correspondence between the sending medical doctor and the receiving medical institution
*  Certificate from a medical doctor confirming that necessary treatment can be provided an appointment is made
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
*A letter from lawyer / chartered accountant / Confirmation of Chamber of Commerce concerning evidence of established business, certificate of registration of the company (Optional)
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children traveling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
If the applicant is sponsored
* Proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a national form of the Schengen State concerned (see the
website of the Member State of destination)
* Pension statements for the last three months
* Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Cultural / film crew / sports / religious

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs * 2 photographs each
* White background; Glossy finish; 80% face covered with a little shoulder to be seen; Eyes and face to be clearly visible; Dimensions:  45mm x 35mm
Visa Forms * Visa Forms to be filled in online at  https://videx.diplo.de/ and signed along with supporting forms 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to  The Visa Officer, German Consulate General, Bengaluru
* Should explain the purpose of the trip and business relation with the business partner in Germany (letter
must confirm the identity of applicant, place and period of intended stay)
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Bank Statements * Original 3 months personal and company's bank statements with the seal and signature from the bank
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
IT Returns * Latest 3 years  Income Tax Acknowledgement / ITR-V  (Saral) of individuals and the company
Itinerary / Air tickets * Air tickets and proof of other means of travel within Europe
For film crew *Letter of the film company specifying a name, synopsis of the film and shooting locations
- A complete list of names of traveling crew members along with their functions
- Letter from the agency/producer in Germany confirming arrangements for filming permits
- Certificate of registration with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association of Film Chamber of Commerce
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Any proof of your accommodation/ purpose at the destination. 
* Invitation / entry tickets / enrolment / programme / schedule, if applicable 
*Participation in previous festivals and ceremonies (cultural, religious), sports competitions, winners
certificates, proof of world/international ranking (sports)
* Hotel vouchers if any
Supporting Credentials Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / partnership deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of a partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Children traveling and unaccompanied by both the parents / either parent
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from both / either of the parents respectively if both/either of them unaccompanied
* Passport copies / copy of both / either of the parents
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Travel Insurance * Valid Travel Insurance from the Embassy approved companies which cover the days of travel with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000
Visa Fees *Tourist Visa (adult) - INR 4900
*Tourist Visa (6-12 years) - INR 2900
*VFS Logistics INR -1652 /- (For applicants who require biometrics) | VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
*VFS Logistics INR -1491 /- (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months) || VFS Courier Fees: INR 450
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be added to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days 
Visa validity * Visa for a maximum of 90 days stay in any 180 day period
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Visa Application Centres and Embassy Information

Visa Application Centres: New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Kolkatta, Bengaluru, Kochi, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa  

Embassy Of The Federal Republic Of Germany
No. 6/50G, Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021.
Tel : (0091-11) 44199 199  
   
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai 
Hoechst House, 1st Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021
Tel : (022)- 2283 9834 - 35  
   
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Goa
CMM Arena Complex, 2nd Floor, Vaddy, Merces, Goa - 403 005
Tel : +91 832 6747700-02, +91 832 6747708
   
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkatta 
1 Hastings Park Road, Alipore, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 027
Tel : +91 33 24 79 11 41, +91 33 24 79 11 42, +91 2479 2150 +91 33 24 39 89 06
   
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bengaluru 
2nd & 3rd Floor, "Cash Pharmacy Building", Corner St. Marks & Residency Road, Bangalore 560025
Tel : +91 80 45 30 01 00  
   
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Chennai 
No. 9 Boat Club Road, R.A. Puram,  Chennai 600028, Tamil Nadu
Tel : +91 44 24 30 16 00