Germany Tourist Visa Guideline for Pakistan:
Germany Short Term Visit Visa (C) – For Tourism and sightseeing :
The history of Germany is very rich. It used to be the strongest country of Europe form millenniums. It ruled over Europe due to its strong economy and armed forces. Germans put lots of influence on the culture and economy of most of the European countries. They promoted not only their culture in other European countries but they left their language in those countries also and now the German language is most spoken language in Europe along with the English language. It is the law of nature that every dominant have to see a decline. Once Alexander was great he saw a decline, then Brittan was great they saw a decline. Germans were also great so they also had to face decline when a dictator Adolph Hitler and his Nazi party took control of Germany in 1933. Hitler wanted to conquer all the Europe and put all the Europe in the fire of war. The war mania of Hitler destroyed the infrastructure of not only the neighboring country of Germany but also the German nation have to suffer with it. Hitler era from 1933 to 1945 was horrible for Germans and it demolished the nation. After the death of Hitler, the German nation was divided into two parts, East Germany and West Germany. Capital Berlin was also divided into two parts and a wall was constructed for partition. With the continuous struggle of the German nation, this Berlin wall was broken on 9 November 1989 and German nation became united once again and started their journey towards development again. And now in 2017, this nation has become world’s fourth strongest economy. Salute to this brave nation.
What is a Tourist / Sightseeing Visa to Germany?
A Schengen Tourism / Visitor visa to Germany is a visa established by the Schengen states, which gives the opportunity to its holder to visit not only Germany, but also all of the 26 Schengen member countries. It is issued in the form of a sticker affixed to the passport of the traveler.
The Schengen visa for tourism purposes or visiting friends and family members, limits you to only traveling and sightseeing throughout the Schengen area.
Please note that with a Schengen visa you are not allowed to work or study, thus it is mandatory that you apply for a student visa or work visa (national visa), or other visa types according to your purpose of entry, if you wish to enter Germany for other than tourism.
Who needs a Tourism/Visitor Visa to Germany?
Depending on the rules and policies established by the Schengen states, whether you need a short-stay visa to Germany or not, it all depends on your nationality / citizenship. Therefore, before starting a visa application, or getting a flight to Germany, make sure to check whether you need a visa to Germany or not.
TOP 10 GERMAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Germany is on the rise of becoming one of the most visited countries in Europe. As you won’t be able to cover the whole country we put together this Top 10 tourist attractions in Germany list in order to help you plan your visit to Germany.
1. Schloss Neuschwanstein – Schwangau
2. Brandenburger Tor – Berlin
3. Kölner Dom – Cologne
4. Oktoberfest – München
5. Berlin Wall – Berlin
6. Schloss Sanssouci – Potsdam
7. Frauenkirche – Dresden
8. Christkindlesmarkt – Nürnberg
9. Zugspitze -Garmisch Partenkirchen
10. Museumsinsel – Berlin
“Germany Schengen visa” is short-term visa for stays up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. Although visas issued by one of the above mentioned states are valid for all other Schengen states, you need to apply at the embassy or consulate of the country which is your main destination.
Residents of Sindh and Balouchistan need to apply at the Consulate General Karachi.
Residents of the other provinces and areas in Pakistan should apply at the German Embassy Islamabad.
ONLINE VISA APPLICATION:
We kindly ask you to use the online application form in order to make your personal appearance in the Embassy as efficient and convenient as possible. The print-out of the online application form includes a barcode on the last page, which you should bring along. The barcode can be used to automatically enter your application details in the Embassy’s computer system and will therefore significantly speed up the application process at the counter. The online application form can be found by clicking on this link: https://videx.diplo.de/
Valid for Embassy in Islamabad only: Frequent travelers do not need to book an appointment (but have to appear in person if their fingerprints were not collected after 2nd November 2015). A frequent traveler is a person who travelled 2 times to Schengen countries within last 24 months with 2 short term visas OR A person who travelled 1 time to Schengen countries within last 24 months with a long term visa and used it lawfully. Applications have to be filed on each working day before 10 AM.
IMPORTANT LINKS AND DOWNLOADS:
Germany Short Term Schengen Visa Official Webpage
Germany short term Schengen visa to attend a festival or conference official webpage
Germany short term schengen visa for sightseeing official webpage