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In what cases I should apply for a German visa?
You should apply for a German Schengen visa if your intended main destination is Germany.
If you are going to visit several countries in the Schengen area, you should apply for a German visa if you will stay in Germany longer than in other countries.
If you need a visa for transit, Germany should be the first country to entry the Schengen area.
To check if your need an airport transit please contact the Embassy by email:
Purpose of your intended trip
You apply for a Schengen visa if you want to go to Germany to visit your friends and family, for business purpose, for tourism, to attend a language course (up to 90 days), to attend a conference, to attend sport and cultural events, to visit a trade fair, for medical treatment, transit in Germany etc.
You can apply for a Schengen visa in one of our 5 visa application centres VISAMETRIC in Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Dnipro and Lviv. Please follow the link to VISAMETRIC:
Visa application form
Please download the following documents, sign them and bring to your interview:
List of documents
Please choose on the page „Merkblätter“ a leaflet concerning your travel purpose, print it out, mark with the cross (x) documents you submit and sign the leaflet.
Additional to the listed documents you have to submit the documents which prove your regular residence in Ukraine (Ukrainian residence permit), which should show that you will stay in Ukraine at least 6 month after your visa expires.
Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been EUR 80, to be paid upon submission of the application. A reduced fee of EUR 40.00 for granting a Schengen visa applies to children between the ages of 6 and 12. The visa facilitation agreements with some countries stipulate a fee of
EUR 35.00 for a Schengen visa worldwide and various waivers of this visa fee (e.g. for visits to relatives).
Generally you can check if you may pay reduced visa fee on the website of the German Embassy in your country of origin.
Requirements for the issue of short stay (Schengen) visas
Since 5 April 2010, Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) forms the statutory basis under European law in all Schengen states for the issuing of visas for transit through the Schengen area or for short‑term stays in the Schengen area not exceeding 90 days in any 180‑day period.
The Visa Code standardises the visa requirements which must be examined by the Embassy in the course of the visa procedure. The Embassy makes a decision on the visa application at its own discretion, taking into account all the circumstances in any given individual case.
There is no automatic entitlement to a Schengen visa.
According to the Visa Code the Embassy must ensure that the following requirements have been met in each individual case:
- The purpose of the trip to Germany must be plausible and comprehensible.
- The applicant must be in a position to finance his/her living and travel costs from his/her own funds or income. Should an applicant be unable to prove that he/she can finance the journey and stay from his/her own funds, a third person may undertake to cover all costs associated with the trip in accordance with sections 66 and 68 of the Residence Act. This undertaking is normally to be made to the foreigners authority in the place of residence of the person making the undertaking.
- The visa holder must be prepared to leave the Schengen area before the visa expires.
- Documentary evidence must be provided of travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros valid for the entire Schengen area.
Persons whose entry into the Schengen area would jeopardise security or public order in the Schengen states or who do not fulfil one or more of the above‑mentioned requirements, cannot be granted a visa.
Should a visa application be rejected, the applicant will be informed of the main reasons for the rejection. Every applicant is entitled to take legal recourse against the mission’s decision.
Detailed information on Schengen visas you can find on our website in German and Ukrainian language. Please follow the link to each version of our website:
For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the visa section via our „Kontakt zur Visastelle“ page