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Germany Business Visa

A Germany Business visa is a short-stay Schengen visa, which permits its holder to enter and remain in Germany up to 90 days within 6 months unless, it is not specified differently in the visa sticker. It is issued to people who come to Germany to perform business making, attend meetings, sign contracts, etc.

Germany Business Visa Requirements

There is a number of requirements not only for German business visa, but for all types of German visas, which you will have to meet one by one, in order to be able to obtain a visa that allows you to enter the country.

The list of required documents for Business visa to Germany are as following:

  • Short-stay visa application form – fully completed with correct and honest information that complies with the information given in the other documents.

  • Identical photographs – 35x45 mm, 2 pieces, no older than six months, and according to the set standards that must be strictly met.

  • Valid national passport

    • no older than 10 years, with a validity of three months beyond your planned stay in Germany and the whole Schengen Zone
    • at least two blank page in order to be able to affix visa sticker, and in accordance with the other passport requirements.
    • copy of page with photo of passport
    • old passports must also be presented
  • Copy of identity card

  • Birth Certificate aka Nufus Kayıt örneği, the whole family should be in sight, must have barcode

  • Travel health insurance – a document that confirms you have obtained health insurance, which will cover costs of at least 30,000 Euros in case of an accident or illness and repatriation in case of death. The insurance must cover the whole Schengen territory and not only Germany. You can get your insurance in IDATA during visa procedures. Check on IDATA website if this is still valid.

  • Service scheme - (aka SGK Hizmet Dökümü)

  • Bank Account Statement - for last 3 months

  • Pricing

    • Visa fee
    • Visa Service fee
  • Send the following information to your project manager:


    Given name: XXX

    Gender: XXX

    Nationality: XXX

    Date of birth: XXX

    Passport no.: XXX

    Passport Expire date: XXX

    and ask your project manager for:

    • Statement of employment - (aka SGK İşe Giriş Bildirgesi)

    • Proof of financial status - Payrools of the past three months

    • Employment contract - if you don’t have “Proof of financial status”

    • Invitation letter - from the business partner, includes:

      • Client name and address
      • Employee’s name, BosphorusISS full name, and employee’s title
      • The dates and purpose of the trip, and if your expenses are being covered by the client or not.
      • Requested visa period, mention if employee enter more than once in Germany in a given period.
    • Company covering letter

      • with entire travel plan (itinerary)
      • mentioning your position, duration of your service,
      • the dates and purpose of the trip
      • if your expenses are being covered by the employer or not.
      • mention if employee enter more than once in Germany in a given period
    • Visa Request Letter Example of visa request letter:

    • Flight itinerary – which include flight reservation, rail tickets or other means of transport which you are planning to use to reach Germany. Send manager assistant an email with departure dates and city; they are going to send you the flight ticket. Refer to the following requirements and send all the required information in one email.

    • Proof of accommodation - for your entire stay in the Schengen area – which could be a hotel booking (with details including the address, phone number and email of the hotel)

      • hotel booking details
        • go to website
        • find a hotel with free cancellation and no prepayment (be careful about last cancellation day of reservation, otherwise we have to pay for it)
        • specify a hotel, check needed information.
        • send manager assistant an email with all required information. They will book the hotel with company’s virtual card and send it to you (also see the following requirement before sending the e-mail).
        • do not forget to cancel your reservation after receiving your visa. You can cancel your reservation via email coming from
    • Certificate of incorporation of the company aka Ticari Sicil Kaydı, Vergi Levhası, İmza Sirküleri. Send an email to manager assistant, asking for these documents.