Appointment system for visa applications
Visa applications can be submitted by appointment only. Appointments are made free of charge online and cannot be scheduled by telephone, e-mail or fax. Cancelations or rebookings can only be made by sending the booking confirmation together with a passport copy to the Embassy by e-mail.
As a courtesy to your fellow visa-applicants, please do not book double or multiple appointments. By paying attention, waiting and processing times can be held to minimum.
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Application form and required documents
Below you will find the visa application form as well as information sheets on the required documents for submitting a visa application.
Please note that the application form needs to be filled out in English language only. Visa applications can only be accepted if all required documents are presented at the Embassy. Incomplete applications will have to be rejected. In this case a new appointment needs to be made online. During high travel season a new appointment may not be available within a few days; therefore make sure that your application is complete.
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Health Insurance Coverage for visa applications
The Embassy can generally only accept insurance policies issued in Bahrain. If your host or business partner has already bought a health insurance in Germany or one of the Schengen Member States, the insurance can also be accepted if you provide the original policy to the Embassy and the insurance meets the requirements mentioned below.
Health insurance requirements:
Minimum insurance coverage for medical expenses must be € 30.000,-.
The insurance policy has to cover all Schengen Member States and must generally be valid for the validity of the visa.
Schengen or Europe should be mentioned as main destination on the policy.
The insurance company must hava a contact office in one of the Schengen Member States.
Insurance cards cannot be accepted unless accompanied with the insurance policy.
- Hand-written policies cannot be accepted.
We wish you a safe journey!
Kindly note that you have to submit fotos meeting the requirements as follows (download):
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.
The Visa Information System – VIS
Liechtenstein fully applies the provisions of the Schengen Acquis starting on 19 December 2011
Liechtenstein fully applies the provisions of the Schengen Acquis starting on 19 December 2011. As of this date, foreigners residing in Liechtenstein who are subject to visa requirementsare allowed to enter Germany and other states applying the Schengen Agreement for short stays of up to 90 days within any six month period with their passport and a residence permit issued by Liechtenstein; no further visa is required.
Beginning on 19 December 2011, Schengen visas issued even before that date by other countries also entitle the holder to enter Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein itself has begun issuing Schengen visas, which enable entry into other Schengen states, on 19 December 2011.
Evidence of basic knowledge of German in the case of subsequent immigration by spouses from abroad
Would you like to move to Germany to your spouse? Or would you like to move to Germany together with your spouse? Or would you like to come to Germany to get married there and live with your spouse? In these cases, you must demonstrate before you enter the country that you possess a simple knowledge of German. This is to ensure that in Germany you can conduct basic communication in German. In case of any questions regarding German language courses, you can contact the Embassy or the Goethe-Institut Liaison Office for the Gulf Region located in Abu Dhabi which does offer e.g. distance learning courses
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