18 August 2011

how to apply German or Schengen Visa in Singapore

how to apply German or Schengen Visa in Singapore for Indonesian, Filipino, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, etc

you can get all the information from the Singapore German Embassy over here

1. book your appointment online
click here Singapore Germany Embassy Appointment Schedule System
please do this as soon as possible, especially if you have a tight time frame. this is the only way to get appointment and there is no express visa.
the only way to get an early appointment in German Embassy is by checking the appointment system everyday. once you see a earlier time slot, cancel your current one and book the earlier date.

Another thing that you need to know is that for some nationalities (mention above), it will take at approximately 14 Working days! I had a bad experience about this, I didn't know and end up I need to arrange my travel.

2. Prepare all the document + one copy 
here is the checklist to apply German or Schengen Visa in Singapore for Tourist visa
here is the checklist to apply German or Schengen Visa in Singapore for Business visa
any other visa you can see the checklist here (at the bottom of the page)

3. Go early on your appointment day
be punctual! how to go to German Embassy in Singapore?
the address is here: 50 Raffles Place #12-00
Singapore Land Tower Singapore 048623. Telephone : (+65) 6533 6002

you can alight at Raffles MRT Station take exit A or B. if you take exit A after you take the escalator look for the ANZ Bank (blue banner on your right, at 1PM direction) just walk toward the ANZ bank, walk pass it and you'll find the entry to the Singapore Land Tower.

if you take exit B after you come out from the exit turn left and you'll see the blue banner on your left.

you need to get your visitor pass at the receptionist and proceed to the 12th floor.

there will be a guard checking your appointment date and time, and then just sit down until they call your name.

please take a note that on the day you submit your appointment you need to pay the visa fee at the exact amount S$$110.

check the name on your reciept before leaving the counter (they've got my name wrong)

4. On the day of Collection. 
collection is from 9am - 11am, no prior appointment needed just go there show your reciept.
do not forget to bring your receipt on the day of collection.  there's no need to take the ticket and they will not call your name, instead the counter will call "Anyone come for visa collection?" then proceed to the counter two.

hope this guide will help you, especially if you are first time applying German or Schengen Visa in Singapore.

just post a comment if you have any question, but I can only answer from my experience :D
  1. hi... me and my brother are planning to go to Germany but we are originally from Myanmar, studying here in SG. We got invitation letters from my father's business partner company ( we input their products to MM ). The problem is that we could not book the appointment as all are taken till the date we are planning to fly. Is there any chance or any other ways to solve this out? Hope to see your reply very soon.

  2. Hi Chris,

    I'm afraid that you need to re schedule your visit.

    I tried to call them at that time and try to give explanation but they said there is no other way once the appointment is booked.

    please try to call them who knows they can be flexible

    be aware that for some nationalities will take longer applying visa.

    all the best to you, let us know the outcome.

  3. Thank you for your reply. we r still finding out a solution.

  4. Thank your for ur reply. we r still finding out a solution.

  5. Hi, how much should you have in your bank account? Thanks!


  6. it doesn't state how much do you need to have in order to apply german visa in singapore, i think it will be case by case basis.

    proof of sufficient financial means of support bank statement of the past three months)


  7. Hi, regarding the letter of my employer, does the embassy require that the vacation I'll be taking ia an approved leave? It's because for australian visa, they need to state that my leave is approved.
    Appreciate your reply soon.
    Thanks in advance!


    1. Hi there,

      based on their requirement you only need to state the date of your leave.

      if working: letter by your employer confirming your employment, the beginning of your employment, your monthly salary,
      the beginning of vacation and resumption of work ; if student: university letter. Please note: in all cases original letter
      signed with blue ink)

      but If it's me, I will ask my HR to state that my leave is approved as well. just in case

    2. Hi, thanks for the advice. yeah, i hope it just need to state the date of my leave. It's because I don't think I'll get an approved leave that is more than 3 months ahead :)

      By the way, i supposed the german embassy will accept my application for Schengen visa, though i'll be only staying 2 days in germany (point of entry), while the rest of my vacation (~10 days) will be in Prague?

    3. yes, you suppose to be able to do that with schegen visa. But I'll encourage you to check when applying the visa, just to be sure :)

      The Schengen Visa has made traveling between its 25 member countries (22 European Union states and 3 non-EU members) much easier and less bureaucratic. Traveling on a Schengen Visa means that the visa holder can travel to any (or all) member countries using one single visa, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country. This is particularly beneficial for persons who wish to visit several European countries on the same trip. The Schengen visa is a “visitor visa”. It is issued to citizens of countries who are required to obtain a visa before entering Europe.

      you may want to check their embassy as well: http://www.mzv.cz/singapore

      do let us know yea :)

  8. Hi,thanks for the guide,I just asks if I have relatives there in germany,and I'm a house maid here in singapore,my sister want to invite me there,what should I must do,what requirments I must prepare:-) thanks

    1. Hi you need to get a tourist visa. please refer to point no 2 and click the link to tourist visa

  9. And I try to click for the reqierments for visit visa,but there is no appearing.please help me.thanks

    1. hi, maybe you've a popup blocker in your browser.

      try different browser or use this link
      http://www.singapur.diplo.de/Vertretung/singapur/en/01/Visabestimmungen/Visabestimmungen.html (scroll to the bottom)

  10. I'm a Filipino citizen working in Singapore. I'd like to go to Germany by Sept 14. If I set my appointment for the visa by August 3, is that too late? Shall I do it by July instead? Thanks!

  11. The sooner the better :) July is a better option. don't forget to book your online appointment in advance (check now whether they have slot on July)

  12. Hi,I'm a Filipino citizen and planning to have the civil wedding with my German boyfriend in Singapore.I have 2 inquiries which I'm hoping someone can give clarity to
    .1.) Can I process my "family reunion " visa at Singapore Germany Embassy even if I'm not a Singaporean citizen?Or should I go back here in the Phil and process everything at Philippine Germany Embassy?

    2.) I hold a Bachelor of Nursing diploma,does it mean that it's not necessary for me to take the German language test?
    Thanks and have a good day! :)

    1. 1. yes you can process the visa here.
      2. based on the requirement you still need to take the test.

  13. Hi!
    My Name is NASIR UDDIN AHMED.I Am A Bangladeshi Citizen.
    Me working As A Permit Holder Since 16.08 2006 Until Now.
    I Want Visit Schengen Country.
    What Should Need To Do?
    Please In Form Me.
    Thank You Very Much For Your assistance.

    1. Hi Please go to the link here

      over here you can look at the requirement for business / tourist visa. which country you will stay the longest? it will determine where (embassy) you need to apply you visa at.

  14. Hi I would like to ask if I will Apply my tourist Visa on Monday Oct 21. it is possible to get the visa before Oct 30?

    FIlipino professionals working here in SIngapore..


    1. the last time (about 2 months ago) I applied Shenzhen visa it only took me a week. better to call them to confirm :)
      T: (+65) 6533 6002

  15. Hi,
    Want to check do you need to provide details of travelling such as train receipt, booking confirmation for car rental? Or just a complete itineraries with hotel reservation, flight reservation will be enough?

    1. flight and hotel reservation is enough (except you have a missing night without a hotel, then you need to provide the train travel detail)

  16. Hi, Can the Tourist Visa Collection be made on behalf of someone?

    1. I don't think so, but you can ask them
      Telephone : (+65) 6533 6002 or email them visa@sing.diplo.de

  17. You mentioned that do not forget to bring the passport during visa collection. Would that mean that passport will only be collected during collection? They will not ask to leave your passport during appointment/application?

  18. Yes I'm sorry, that was a mistake and it's been updated. thanks.


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