The highly developed social market economy of Germany is the largest national economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world after the US, China, and Japan. The rapid economic growth, business-friendly, and welfare policy for the public have earned Germany the rank of the most powerful nation in Europe. As Germany lies in the Schengen region, its nationals enjoy the benefits of the Schengen Agreement, for example, no visa policy, and free movement across this zone. However, non-European nationals have to apply for a Schengen visa for Germany in order to obtain entry. The 26 countries that fall under the Schengen Agreement are:
The Schengen visas are short-term visas, which have a validity of 180 days. Normally an applicant can stay up to 90 days within the period of 180 days. Although visas issued by one of the above-mentioned states are valid for all other Schengen countries, you need to apply at the embassy or consulate of the country, in which you intend to stay the most number of days. An individual who has attained a Schengen visa for Germany from Pakistan can travel to all Schengen states depending on the type of visa applied for e.g. single entry or multiple entry visas.
Pakistani citizens who wish to stay in Germany for a short period to spend vacations, attend social and cultural events, educational seminars, and business conferences, meet family and relatives, participate in trade fairs and take a training workshop are required to apply for Schengen Visa for Germany. You must submit the Schengen visa application at the embassy or consulate of the country, which is your main destination.
In case, you are applying for a Schengen visa for Germany from Pakistan, the applicants from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan should make an online appointment with the Embassy in Islamabad. Applicants from Sindh & Baluchistan should meet with the Consulate General in Karachi.
Although Schengen states have a uniform immigration policy pertaining to visa documents, the consulate general or embassy of a specific country may ask the applicant to submit additional documents for further examination. The general Schengen visa Germany requirements are:
For individuals applying for Schengen visa Germany from Pakistan, the application fee is 60 €
The online appointment has to be made for an interview and biometric. Once you submit the visa application, the legal TAT (Turnaround Time) of processing the Schengen visa for Germany from Pakistan is 15 days. In individual cases, the processing time may extend from 15 days up to a maximum of 30 or 60 days. It is advisable to make an appointment in advance of your date of departure so that you submit your application at least three to four weeks before the intended date of travel. However, it should not be earlier than 3 months before your departure date.
An applicant must fully comply with the immigration policy of a country he/she intends to travel to and provide complete information in the visa application with sincerity and to best of his/her knowledge. Incomplete information and documents result in visa rejection.
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