German Consulate General Bengaluru processes German Schengen Visa applications and German Residence Permit applications.
Bengaluru, a city often dubbed as Silicon Valley of India, is rapidly emerging as South Asian Start-up hub, tech city, and the garden city. The thriving city bustles with urban-life activities as the population continues to soar amidst rapid infrastructure development. The city is also known for its nightlife.
Germany: The Engine of Europe Economy
History, culture, and natural beauty perhaps best describe the essence of vacationing in Germany. With its many historic cities and small towns, along with an abundance of forests and mountains, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a unique place to visit. Those wanting to sightsee or experience the arts should head to the metropolitan areas such as Munich, Frankfurt, or Hamburg, while those looking for recreational activities should visit places such as the Bavarian Alps, the Black Forest, or the Rhine Valley.
Lovely old cathedrals and grand palaces are everywhere, and in the smaller towns and villages – some with their original medieval Old Towns still intact – many centuries-old traditions, including traditional Christmas markets, festivals, and fairs, continues to this day. At the cultural heart of Germany is the capital, Berlin, home to many fine museums and galleries, while nature lovers will find a world of possibilities in Germany’s great outdoors. For ideas to help plan your travels, read our list of the top tourist attractions in Germany.
Jurisdiction of German Consulate General Bengaluru
Consulate General of Germany in Bengaluru covers the following states of India:
West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Sikkim.
Schengen Visa Application Process at German Consulate General Bengaluru
Below is your ultimate guide to applying for Germany Schengen Visa in India:
Step 1: Fill Online Application for Germany Schengen Visa
Begin the Germany Schengen Visa application process by filling the online application.
When you have completed the application, you must print the application form and your receipt of the application. You must bring these documents, together with all supporting documents, when you submit your file to the relevant consular service or external service provider.
Visa applications cannot be submitted more than 3 months prior to the start of your trip.
Step 2: Collect Visa Docs for Germany Schengen Visa
After filling the online application, you will start collecting all supporting and mandatory visa documents. These include:
Passport: An authentic passport with validity of at least 90 days after the intended date of the return from the host nation. The passport must also have two blank pages to mark itinerant’s departure and arrival dates.
Pictures: Along with the pictures, the applicant will submit two international standard passport size pictures.
Flight Reservation for Visa Application: A roundtrip flight reservation for Germany Schengen Visa is a document entailing details about the exit and departure dates, PNR codes, proposed flight route, and IATA [airport] codes.
Hotel Bookings for Visa Application: A hotel booking for visa application is a document entailing details of payments made for availing accommodation facility in the host nation.
Travel Health Insurance for Schengen Visa Application: A travel health insurance for Schengen Visa application is a document assuring the visa officer that the applicant has got himself medically covered during the period of his/her trip to the host nation.
The availed insurance must provide minimum coverage of USD 50000 or EUR 30000. Also, it must cover expenses for the cost of repatriation.
Cover Letter for Visa Application: A cover letter for visa application explains to the visa officer the core reason for applying for Germany Schengen Visa in India. It must not contain any additional detail. Furthermore, the applicant must abstain from adding any additional detail in the cover letter.
Evidence of solvency: Embassies and consulates ask the applicant to prove his financial ability. For the said purpose, the applicant will submit a bank statement comprising the record of transactions of the previous three months.
Means of subsistence: It means to provide evidence to the German Consulate General Bengaluru that the applicant has a sufficient amount of financial resources. to bear his/her expenditures during his stay in the Schengen country. In the absence of proof of accommodation or hotel booking, the applicant is bound to attest to the German Consulate General Bengaluru that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 120 euros.
Evidence explaining the applicant’s social status in India.
Step 3: Appear for Interview
In the last step, the applicant will appear for the interview at the German Consulate General Bengaluru. The applicant must reach the consulate 30 minutes before the scheduled time. Otherwise, staffers at the embassy or consulate will cancel the interview.
Step 4: Collect Visa
Usually, the German Consulate General Bengaluru takes up to 15 days to process the visa application. You can collect it by appearing in person or through the post.