Business Visa For Germany From India

As of January 1, 2011, the Indian Government has imposed a bar on the issuing of new Business Visas for Germany to nationals of most countries. Those applicants who have been issued a registration certificate will not be affected by this policy. For those applicants who have not yet received their registration certificate, it is important to ensure that the application for Registration Certificate ( Letter Of Authorization) has been submitted at least 45 day before their visa application is due.

Are you an international student who is planning to stay back after your studies in Germany? Do you have a job offer in Germany? If yes, you’ll be glad to know that getting a visa on such grounds is not as difficult as it seems to be. But there are certain regulations and requirements set by the German Government that need to be fulfilled by such candidates to be eligible for a business visa for Germany. We’ll check them out below.

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To apply for a Germany Business Visa, you need the following documentation:

  • Valid passport with at least three months validity
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Completed visa application form
  • Proof of having financial resources to pay for your return trip and stay in Germany
  • Travel insurance policy with a value of 30,000 pounds
  • Covering letter from your company in case you are travelling to Germany on behalf of their business
  • Invitation letter from the company you will be visiting with details of their address and dates of your visit
  • A certificate from your employer giving permission for your business travel and a Power of attorney from your company giving you full authority
  • Proof of previous trade relations between the two companies
  • Bank statement of the company for the last 3 months
  • Income tax returns of last three years
  • Company must give declaration for coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of civil status

You can apply for a visa up to three weeks before your trip and up to six months before your vacation.

Your application should be sent to the German Embassy or Consulate in your home country.


You can stay for a maximum period of 90 days in Germany or any other country in the Schengen region with the business visa. It will take 10 to 15 days for your visa application to be processed, so apply at least three weeks before your trip. Your application may be postponed or delayed owing to your specific scenario if the embassy receives a high number of applications at the same time.

  • Advise you on the documentation that will be required for the visa
  • Advise you on how the funds needed for the visa need to be shown
  • Complete the application process
  • Review your documents needed for the visa application

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