Basic Travel Requirements for Equatorial Guineans visiting Germany

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a German Visa.


Duly completed and signed visa application form. 2 recently taken passport-size photographs, taken with a light background and conforming fully to the German visa photo requirements specifications. Valid travel document or passport with at least two blank pages, and a minimum validity of three months beyond your departure date.  A round-trip reservation or confirmed itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry into and exit from Germany. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 within Germany and the entire Schengen Area to cover for expenses for personal accident, urgent medical treatment or any other medical emergencies. A cover letter stating the purpose of your travel to Germany. Proof of accommodation for the entire duration of your stay in Germany. Proof of financial means to cover your travel expenses. Proof of paid visa fee. €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Germany Visa for Equatorial Guineans

Facts about Germany


Visiting Germany is a vacation worth taking for every traveler. Asides from being one of the safest travel destinations in the world, the country is rich in history, culture, outdoor activities, and of course its cities. The country is home to the world’s leading trade fairs, the ITB Berlin. Also, the Oktoberfest which takes place in Munich between September and October is one of the main events which draws a lot of tourists to the country. The Oktoberfest draws as much as 6 million tourists to the country yearly. Tourists in the country also have the liberty of engaging in winter sports like alpine skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, and cross-country skiing in various regions in the country.   Germany is the ninth most visited country in the world. In 2012, over 30.4 million international tourists visited the country bringing over $38 billion in international tourism. The tourism industry is responsible for contributing 4.5% of the German GDP and provides 2 million jobs. The number of visitors is expected to increase significantly in the years to come.

Types of Germany Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 15 working days 90 days
Business visa 15 working days 90 days
Medical visa 15 working days 90 days
Work visa 15 working days Depends on contract
Student visa 15 working days Depends on course of study

General Requirements for Germany Visa


Duly completed and signed visa application form. 2 recently taken passport-size photographs, taken with a light background and conforming fully to the German visa photo requirements specifications. Valid travel document or passport with at least two blank pages, and a minimum validity of three months beyond your departure date.  A round-trip reservation or confirmed itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry into and exit from Germany. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 within Germany and the entire Schengen Area to cover for expenses for personal accident, urgent medical treatment or any other medical emergencies. A cover letter stating the purpose of your travel to Germany. Proof of accommodation for the entire duration of your stay in Germany. Proof of financial means to cover your travel expenses. Proof of paid visa fee. €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Germany Tourist Visa Eligibility & Requirements

Foreign nationals who want to travel to Germany for tourism, sightseeing, vacation, visiting of friends/relatives or other leisure activities must apply for a German short-stay visa. This visa is a Schengen visa that grants a stay of not more than 90 days in the Schengen Area. Applicants are required to completely fill and sign a visa application form (category C). Invalid applications or incomplete visa application forms will not be accepted for processing and a new appointment would have to be made. You must submit your visa application form in person as your fingerprints will be captured. 1 recent clear and coloured passport-size photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm), with a light background, must be submitted with your application form. A valid passport or other valid travel documents must be presented by the applicant. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months after you leave Germany. A clear copy of the passport bio-data page must also be submitted. A confirmed travel itinerary or a preliminary ticket booking must be submitted. You are advised to not buy a flight ticket before you are granted your visa. You are required to provide proof of hotel accommodation in Germany for the entire duration of your stay, such as a confirmed hotel booking clearly showing the name and contact details of the hotel. If you are visiting family or friends living in Germany, you must submit an original letter of invitation stating the contact details (name, home address and phone number) of your host in the country. The invitation letter should also state the purpose of your travel, the relationship between you and your host, the duration of your stay and indication of who is covering the costs of your travel. To show that you can finance your whole trip and have at least €45 to spend per day, you are to present financial documents such as your recent payslips or your bank account statements for the last 3 months. For proof of employment status: If you are an employee, you are to provide proof of your employment in the form of a signed and dated employment contract, showing your data and the contact details of your employer as well as a leave of absence letter and the date you are to return to work. If you are self-employed, you should submit proof of business certification such as the Business Licence and the company’s certified bank account statements for the last three months. If you are a student, you must provide a letter from your school containing your name and your parents’ names, the date you were enrolled, your present class, a leave of absence from the school, school holidays and the contact details and name of the school representative. If you are retired, you should provide documents that prove that you are receiving a pension or other financial support. Adequate health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 and valid for the whole Schengen Area is required. Minors travelling to Germany should present the original copy of their birth certificate, copy of both parents’ ID cards and passports and a legalised written consent letter from both parents if the minor is travelling alone, or from the parent that is not travelling with the child. Proof that you have paid the visa processing fee of €60 is required.

Germany Business Visa Eligibility & Requirements

The German business visa is issued to foreign nationals who want to travel to Germany to engage in business activities (e.g. business meeting, business summit, trade fair or other related activities). An accurately filled and signed visa application form (category C) is required from the applicant. You should note that an incomplete application form may delay the processing of your visa. You must submit your visa application form in person as your biometric information will be collected. 1 clear and coloured passport-size photograph, recently taken with a light background, must be submitted with your application form. A valid passport or travel document must be submitted. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the end of your trip. You are required to present a confirmed travel itinerary or a preliminary ticket booking. You do not have to buy a flight ticket before you are granted your visa. You are required to provide proof of hotel accommodation in Germany for the entire duration of your stay, such as a confirmed hotel booking clearly showing the name and contact details of the hotel. To show that you can finance your whole trip and have at least €45 to spend per day, you are to provide proof of financial solvency. This could be your recent payslips or your bank account statements for the last 3 months. For proof of employment status: If you are an employee, you are to provide proof of your employment in the form of a signed and dated employment contract, showing your data and the contact details of your employer as well as a leave of absence letter and the date you are to return to work. If you are self-employed, you should submit proof of business certification such as the Business Licence and the company’s certified bank account statements for the last three months. If you are retired, you should provide documents that prove that you are receiving a pension or other financial support. Adequate health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 and valid for the whole Schengen Area is required. You are required to submit a signed letter of invitation from the inviting German organisation. The invitation must contain the following: applicant’s personal data, purpose of travel to Germany, duration of intended stay in Germany, who will be financially responsible for the applicant for the entire duration of stay, date and contact details of the inviting organisation, and formal obligation, if the inviting organisation will e financially responsible for the applicant. If you are travelling to Germany to attend a conference which requires prior registration, you are required to provide proof of registration and receipt for the registration fee.

Germany Medical Visa Eligibility & Requirements

Foreign citizens who intend to travel to Germany for medical treatment require a short-stay visa for medical purposes. You must complete and sign the visa application form (category C) must be submitted. Invalid applications or incomplete visa application forms will not be accepted for processing and you will have to make a new appointment. 1 recent clear and coloured passport-size photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm), with a bright background, must be submitted with your application form. You must submit your visa application form in person as your biometric information will be collected, unless in cases of serious illnesses. In the case of a serious illness, the consulate officer will make the final decision. A valid passport or other valid travel documents, with a clear photocopy of the first page, should be submitted. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the end of your trip. A confirmed travel itinerary or a preliminary ticket booking must be presented. To avoid financial loss, you don’t have to buy a flight ticket. You are required to provide proof of accommodation in Germany for the entire duration of your stay. To show that you can finance your whole trip, including payment for the medical treatment and other related costs, you are to provide proof of financial solvency. This could be your recent payslips or your bank account statements for the last 3 months. You are also required to show proof of payment of the treatment. For proof of employment status: If you are an employee, you are to provide proof of your employment in the form of a signed and dated employment contract, showing your data and the contact details of your employer as well as a leave of absence letter and the date you are to return to work. If you are self-employed, you should submit proof of business certification such as the Business Licence and the company’s certified bank account statements for the last three months. If you are retired, you should provide documents that prove that you are receiving a pension or other financial support. You are required to present a letter from the medical institution or doctor in Germany showing the following: proof of contact with your local doctor, nature of the treatment you’re travelling to Germany for, estimated time of recovery (and if there will be a need for return visits), the cost of treatment, an indication that the treatment can be performed in Germany and that the patient has been accepted. You must also submit a letter signed by your local doctor in Equatorial Guinea, not older than 3 months, providing background information about the medical treatment and confirming the need of specific medical treatment which will be provided in Germany.

Germany Work Visa Eligibility & Requirements

Equatorial Guineans who intend to travel to Germany to work as skilled employees for a period longer than 3 months must apply for a German national visa. This is a long-stay visa. Two (2) visa application forms (category D) must be filled by the applicant. 2 passport photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) should also be submitted. The photos must be taken with a light background and must clearly show the applicant’s face. You are required to have a valid passport or other valid travel documents, and make a photocopy of the passport’s first page. Your valid travel document must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your stay in Germany. Your original Equatorial Guinean ID card along with two photocopies should be submitted. The original copy of your work contract with your German employer along with two clear copies should be submitted. The contract should state the following: the exact identification of the contracting parties, place of work, salary, work conditions, working hours, a timeframe of the contract, specific duties, and job description You are required to present a document showing consent of the German Federal Employment Agency. You should also show proof of submission to the commercial register of the company/ organisation you will be working for. The original and 2 copies of your Ethiopian school leaving certificate, proof of previous academic studies or professional training must also be submitted. You must also submit proof of previous work experience. Your original curriculum vitae along with 2 copies should be submitted. If you are married and/or have children, you should submit an original and 2 copies of your marriage certificate and/or your child(ren)’s birth certificate(s). Each applicant for a work visa must have health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for the entire Schengen Area. Proof of payment of the visa fee (€75) is required.

Germany Student Visa Eligibility & Requirements

If you want to travel to Germany to study for a period longer than 3 months, you must apply for a German national visa. You are required to fill two visa application forms (category D). 2 passport photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) should also be submitted. The photos must be taken with a light background and clearly show your face. A valid passport or other valid travel documents, as well as a photocopy of the first page, should be submitted. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the end of your trip. Your original Ethiopian ID card along with two photocopies should be submitted. You are required to also submit your original birth certificate along with 2 copies. The original and 2 copies of your school leaving certificate and school reports of the last 4 years of schooling must also be submitted. An original and 2 copies of the letter of admission or certificate of enrolment from the German college or university you are travelling to study at must be submitted. If you have an academic degree, you must provide the original and 2 copies as proof. You must also submit a letter of motivation stating the purpose of your choice of course and your plan after completing your study in Germany. You are required to provide proof of your financial solvency. The financial document you submit as proof, such as your bank account statements, a formal obligation or a blocked account (after visa application, bursary certificate, etc) or scholarship certificate, must show that you can afford €853 per month for at least one year. Proof of valid health insurance for Germany that covers at least 6 months of your stay should be submitted. Evidence of language proficiency in the language of study should be submitted unless it is stated in the letter of acceptance that the language skills have already been considered in the admission procedure. You are to submit your application form in person as your biometric information will be collected at the point of submission.

Germany Visa Fees


Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Medical visa

60.00 (EUR)

Work visa

75.00 (EUR)

Student visa

75.00 (EUR)

Germany Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Equatorial Guinea


Malabo

Malabo Edificio Venus, 4° piso, Carretera del Aeropuerto, km 4, Malabo, Carr. del Aeropuerto, Malé, Equatorial Guinea

[email protected]

(+240) 3 6235 5112

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