Important: From 20 November 2015 every applicant aged 12 years and over must apply in person in order to have biometrics (10-digit finger scans and digital photograph) when filing the application.
Payment of visa fees must be tendered to VFS Germany Application Center at time of submission of biometrics.
Finger scans stored in VIS (Visa Information System) can be reused for future applications within the following five years.
VisaHQ is able to assist the client with checking and reviewing application form to ensure accuracy and meeting with the requirements of the visa process. Upon tendering of biometrics and payment, the client can email us a copy of the receipt for collection where we are able to collect and return passport and visa.
Upon placing your order, our visa specialist will contact you directly to talk through the process in more detail, determine if biometrics are required and if so, to arrange with you the most convenient time for you to attend your appointment at the Visa Application Centre to submit your documents.
Applicants residing in Scotland must apply in person at the Embassy of Germany in Scotland.
Please provide all the original documents, failure to do so will cause delays.
You can not apply for your visa until 2 months before your travel date
Germany tourist visa is not required for citizens of Bahamas for a stay up to 90 days.
Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Germany?
First, check the current validity of your passport.
All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Germany. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times. Citizens of United Kingdom can refer to www.ips.gov.uk for forms and instructions for new passport applications and British passport renewals.
Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.
Most destinations, including Germany, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel. British citizens can get extra passport pages added to their passports at www.ips.gov.uk.
Finally, confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.
Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Germany. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country.
For only Home Makers:
• Copy of Husband's Passport
• Original Marriage Certificate
• Personal Letter addressed to the embassy from the husband stating that he will financially support his wife during her travels
* Processing time is 10-15 business days AFTER submission of the biometrics.
Germany visa for citizens of Bahamas is required. For more information please contact the nearest Germany embassy.
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