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29.03.2019 - Article

In 4 steps to your Schengen visa

Schengen visas allow people to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days every six-month period. 


Please prepare your application as follows:

Please complete the visa application form on this Website (click here).  If this is not possible, you can download the visa application form

Please compile the documents you need to submit with your application. If documents or supporting documentation are missing, your application may be rejected. We have prepared a checklist for you.

Please make an appointment (click here) to submit your application. You may submit your application three months before the start of your planned trip at the earliest.

In order to return the passport to your address, an additional prepaid airway bill for a courier service of your choice is required (not for applicants living in Trinidad).

In order to submit your application, please attend your appointment at the Embassy in perso not later than 15 days prior to your date of travel. Please be on time for your appointment. During this appointment, we kindly ask you to submit all of your application documents, pay the fee and answer questions about your planned trip. Your photograph and fingerprints will also be taken on this occasion.

Visa applicants will only have to provide such biometric data every 5 years. During this 5-year period, the fingerprints will be copied from the first visa application. Frequent travellers will only have to complete the procedure once within this period.
The submission of applications via the Honorary Consul is not possible.

The visa fee is 80 € payable with credit card  or the equivalent in Trinidad and Tobago Dollars cash.

The Embassy will review your application and make a decision on whether or not to grant you a visa. To this end, it will assess whether your application meets the legal requirements. Processing generally takes from three days up to two weeks in certain cases. We hope you will understand that we are not able to answer any questions on the status of your application during this processing period. After that, enquiries can only be answered if they are made by the applicant, his/her legal representative or another person authorised in writing by the applicant.

As soon as the Embassy has decided on your application, you can collect your passport between 11:00 and 11:30am in our visa section. You should collect your passport in person. If you are not able to collect it yourself, you can authorise another person to collect it for you.

Once you have submitted a Prepaid Airway Bill with your visa application, we will return your passport via the courier service of your choice.

There are various reasons why your visa application may be rejected. The reason(s) will be stated in the letter notifying you that your application has been rejected.
You are welcome to submit a new application at any time with complete, informative and verifiable documentation.

Applicants are requested to check their visa immediately upon receipt.

In particular please verify that the visa corresponds with your planned travel dates and that your name is spelled correctly.

Please inform the visa section immediately if you notice any mistakes.

This visa does not create the right to enter into Schengen territory as, by Schengen law, it is Border Police Authorities to make the last decision after having checked the particulars of your means of living in a Schengen country and/or purpose of visit. You are therefore requested to keep with you, on arrival, the relevant documents related to the above.

You must leave the Schengen territory within the period of validity of your visa.


Complaints about the Schengen visa application process

Schengen visa applicants may submit complaints about the conduct of the consulate staff or the visa application process via the contact form. In the contact form, please select the option “complaints about the Schengen visa procass”. Please note that complaints may only be submitted in German or English. We are unable to follow up on complaints in languages other than German or English. Please enter one of the following options in the “Subject” field of the contact form:

  • Complaint about the conduct of consulate staff
  • Complaint about the visa application process

We will follow up on your complaint once it has been received.

Important information: No legal remedies against decisions to refuse, annul or revoke a visa – in particular no remonstrations – may be submitted via the complaints contact form.

 


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