How to Get a Relatives/Friends Visa for Germany

Germany Relatives and Friends Visa

Germany Relatives and Friends Visa

Got friends or relatives in Germany that you are interested in visiting?  I’ll show you the quick and dirty steps how to go about getting a visa to see them below.

To view other types of German visas, click here.

Find your consulate

If you’re inside the U.S, you can find your jurisdiction at this webpage.

If you’re outside of the U.S., check at this site here.

Gather Documentation

Gather the required documents/follow the procedures here, including the visa fee.

Submit information

Submit the information that you gathered in Step 2 to the consulate that you located in Step 1.

Depending on the consulate you might be required to make an appointment to apply in person. Your consulate website will have details on whether you will need to make an appointment in order to submit an application or if you can apply by mail.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! After a period of waiting, the German Consulate/Embassy will give to you your brand new German visa.

Vaccination Requirements

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