Visiting friends and family


In order to speed up the procedure at the visa counter, you are kindly requested to present the documents exactly in the same order as indicated below:

1. Please bring your current passport + previous passports

passport needs to be valid for three months after the expiry of the applied visa;

please provide a police report in Urdu with an English translation/in English if a previous passport is lost
2. Visa application form

3. Two (2) biometrical Passport Photos

2 biometrical passport photos, not older than 6 months;

1 photo should be stapled on the application form and 1 photo attached with a paper clip

4. Valid travel health insurance policy

the original has to be signed if applicable; please provide the original and submit one copy;

please make sure that your insurance explicitly covers all Schengen States and not only Germany;

coverage minimum is 30,000 Euro
5. Signed health insurance declaration

6. Letter of invitation

letter of obligation

(so called Verpflichtungserklärung) issued by the competent Ausländerbehörde (Alien´s Authority) at the place of your hosts residence including declaration of liability according to §§ 66-68 of the German Resident Act signed by your host in Germany; not older than 6 months

informal letter of invitation

(needs to be signed by the host; attach passport copy of host; residence permit of host and certificate of residence)

- if you are not staying with the person inviting you: confirmed hotel booking or proof of any other accommodation in Germany

7. Flight reservation of air ticket
return or round trip for max. 90 days from/to Pakistan and the member states of destination
8. NOC (no objection certificate) (if applicable) of employer /university not older than a month
NOC must be issued by your company/employer/university; stating your designation/position; stating how long you have been working with this company; granting of Ex-Pakistani leave
9. Passport copy of page 1 and 2

10. Copy of all refusals (if any)
11. ID card copy (CNIC)
copy must be A4 size

12. FRC (Family Registration Certificate issued in English by NADRA),

Marriage Certificate (if applicable),

Birth Certificate for minor applicants

13. Complete list of children

14. Complete list of relatives living abroad
15. Security declaration

16. Appointment email
print out of the appointment e-mail should show the e-mail-address you have registered with for the appointment
17. Copy of all previous visas (Schengen/US/UK visas)

18. Personal bank statements of the past 6 months

Personal bank statements have to be duly signed and stamped by the bank;

proof of real property (if any)
19. Salary slips of the last 3 months / pension book

20. Property documents (with English translation) if applicable

Original documents not needed will be returned with passport but only if copies are provided by applicant as requested.

Visa Fees

For applications at the Embassy Islamabad, please note that at the time of application an amount of 500,- PKR is due for returning the passports through a courier service.
While submitting the application, you will be given a pay slip. Please take this slip to the Standard Chartered Bank, Diplomatic Enclave Branch only, and pay the visa fee. The bank will report your payment to the Embassy. A fee of 700,- PKR will be levied by the bank.
If your appointment falls on an official banking holiday, the payment of fees cannot be settled the same day.

For applications at the Consulate General Karachi, please note that the visa fee (equivalent in PKR) has to be paid in CASH at time of Submission.

Please note:


  • Visa fee:

    80 Euros (payable in PKR), 40 Euros (payable in PKR) for children between 6-12 years of age; no other charges except the visa fee is applicable; the visa fee will NOT be reimbursed if the visa is refused, regardless the reasons for the refusal.

  • Processing time is 15 calendar days minimum
  • Please appear on time and provide all required documents in the above mentioned order to save yourself, the officers at the counters and all of the other applicants time; the Embassy does NOT offer a copy service;
  • Please be informed that incomplete applications are more likely to be rejected! Applications will only be accepted and processed after the submission of all required documents.
  • The application form has to be filled out by typewriter/online (see website) and completely.
  • All applicants have to appear personally, unless they belong to the following category:

    whose biometric data had been taken for a Schengen visa application during the last 59 months
    - are exempted from a personal appearance at the visa section.
    - They can send a person of trust with their application form and the required documents. (An authority letter, signed by the applicant, mentioning the full name and CNIC number of messenger who will be submitting the case on his/her behalf, and full name & passport number of the respective applicant is needed.)

  • Visa applications can be submitted weeks ahead of travel date but not earlier than

    6 months before the traveling date. Dates of validity on the visa sticker will be according to the dates as per application, reservations and travel health insurance.

  • Original passports can be withdrawn after submission of application for travels into countries other than Schengen States during the processing time; please provide relevant proof of the travel (flight booking); please be also aware that the application will be on-hold until the passport will be resubmitted;
  • Visa applications of minors need to be signed by both parents/need to include the written consent of their parents/custodians (in case of guardianship please provide a current court order of custody and letter of consent of the biological parents if applicable); if one parent is deceased please provide a death certificate; if parents are divorced please provide a court order regarding child´s custody; parents/guardians who sign applications of minors need to provide their passport/CNIC copies with data and signature page; letter of school confirming current enrolment and approval of leave
  • Supplementary information or evidence may be requested in each individual case.
  • Adult applicants: passports need to be signed.
  • All photocopies should be A4 size (especially CNIC copies); copies should be readable.
  • The visa application form needs to be signed otherwise it is not a valid application.
  • Please be aware that documents in Urdu without English translation cannot be accepted.
  • Applicants are kindly asked to note that compliance with the aforementioned conditions does not automatically guarantee that a visa will be issued.
  • Even with a valid visa, the competent German border authorities may refuse entry into the territory of Germany. In such cases, the Government of Germany accepts no liability.

    Thank you for your understanding!


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

Additional content

Here you can download the list of required documents for visitors visas.

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