Schengen Travel Insurance for Germany & EU
Application for Schengen Visa, Insurance & Requirements for foreign Visitors and Guests

Do you expect foreign guests in Germany and worry about the visa application and Travel health insurance?

1. Which documents do I actually need for the visa application ?

The visa application should be done generally in the embassy or consulate in your native country. Here is a list of documents that you must prepare in advance. For all details please contact the German embassy.

1.1. Purpose of the visit
(Why does the foreign visitor actually visit Germany?)

This could be for example a visit of relatives, a language course in Germany, preparing for a study (for example a German language course) or visiting a university. Please prepare first and complete all relevant certificates as evidence to show later in the embassy.

1.2. Funding / Money

Who will support financially the foreign visitor/guest ? The visitor himself or you as inviting person? In the first case, the visa applicant must show sufficient financial funds (e.g. bank account statement or scholarship). In the second case (with invitation), the host(Gastgeber) must apply and complete a formal obligation (Verpflichtungserklärung, Declaration of Commitment) in the german foreign office (Ausländernehörde). In the foreign office you should show also a Travel insurance policy ( from 30 Euro / 30 days) covering the whole time of visit in Germany.

For Health Coverage we recommend:
From only 30 Euro / 30 days and max. 2 Years: Germany Travel Health Insurance for Visitors by Hanse-Merkur Versicherungsgruppe


1.3. Schengen Travel Health insurance for foreign guests and visitors
in Germany, Europe and Schengen

For Germany, the EU and Schengen it is mandatory for all foreign guests and visitors to have a travel medical insurance with sufficient protection. Before choosing an insurance company please check if their insurance policy is accepted by the embassy/consulate in your country. From our experience we recommend the Travel insurance of Hanse Merkur Versicherungsgruppe from 30 € / 30 days.

Hanse Merkur Versicherungsgruppe is one of the biggest private insurance company groups in Germany and expert for Travel insurance. Their insurance premiums are very reasonable and start from only 30 euros per month.

But maybe the best part of this travel insurance is the possible longterm period. You can buy or if needed also extend your insurance up to 2 years totally. Such long periods are not offered by many other companies. The insurance policy covers Germany, Austria, all countries in the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Schengen states.

>>> From 30 Euro / 30 days: Health Insurance for foreign guests and visitors in Germany and Schengen. More Details here ....


2. Does the foreign guest/visitor need a visa for Germany ?

All guests and visitors from the following countries need a visa for Germany :

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (from 01.04.2007)
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China:
    exempt from visa requirements are holders of SAR passports (passports of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic, North Korea)
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Midway Islands
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Nordmarianen (Federated States of Micronesia, Marianas, Caroline, including Palau Islands)
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena and Dependencies
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Salomon Islands
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Vincent and Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Western Samoa
  • Yemen
  • former Zaire, now Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

All data without guarantee. For complete information and details please contact also the german "Auswärtige Amt".

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