Transit visa


Intending to transit an airport in Germany ?

General Information:

As a Pakistani national you require an airport transit visa (that is visa for a stay within the transit area of an airport, not leaving the airport).

Please note that the stay in airport transit areas is only possible at the airports in Frankfurt/Main and Munich within 24 hours.

Transit on the same day is possible in:


between 04:30 am - 11:30 pm


between 04:30 am - 11:00 pm


between 06:00 am - 09:00 pm

Berlin Tegel (TXL)

between 06:00 am - 11:00 pm

However, as a Pakistani national you do not require an airport transit visa, if:

  • you have a visa or residence permit of a Schengen country or
  • you have a permanent residence permit of Andorra, Canada, Japan, Monaco, San Marino or United States of America or
  • you have a visa of Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Japan, Canada or the United States of America or
  • you are a family member of an EU-citizen or
  • you hold a Diplomatic passport.

Required Documents

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
Download here

3. Two (2) biometrical Passport Photos

Example of 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

List of Health Insurance Companies

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. Flight reservation of air ticket

booked/confirmed round-trip ticket stating itinerary, departure and arrival times

6. Passport copy of page 1 and 2

7. Copy of all refusals (if any)

8. ID card copy (CNIC); A4 size


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

Marriage Certificate (if applicable),

Birth Certificate for minor applicants

10. Completed list of children

Download here

11. Completed list of relatives living abroad
Download here
12. Security declaration
Download here
13. Appointment email
print out of the appointment e-mail should show the e-mail-address you have registered with for the appointment
14. Copy of all previous visas of the last 5 years (Schengen/US/UK/Australia/Canada)

Please note:

Visa fee:
90 Euros (payable in PKR), 45 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 enrollment 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!

Additional content

Here you can download the list of required documents for transit and airport transit visas.

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