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How to Apply for Germany Schengen Visa for PH Tourists (2022)

How to Apply for Germany Schengen Visa for PH Tourists (2022)

Located in the heart of central Europe, I’m sure that Germany is one of the European destinations that is on the top of your bucket list. After all, with its rich history and landscapes that are not limited to the Berlin Wall, Chalk Cliffs in Rügen, and Château de Neuschwanstein (among many others!), there is always something to discover. Thankfully, it’s easy to get there as a Filipino — you just need to apply for a Germany Schengen visa.

What to Do in Germany…?

Come and check out this list of the top things to do in Germany which features the best activities and tours to do in places like Berlin, Munich, and more!

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Before we go on with the detailed Germany Schengen visa guide (for single, double, and multiple entries), read through some of these disclaimers:

  • NO ONE can give you the guarantee of your Germany Schengen visa’s approval — not even a lawyer, a consultant, a travel agent, or an embassy employee. Anyone who says otherwise is most likely going to be a scammer; so, what I’m rather offering you here is a comprehensive guide with helpful tips to increase your chances of getting that visa. Nothing more, nothing less.
  • There are different types of Schengen Visas (for fiancé, work, study, etc.) but my main focus for this article will be a Schengen Visa for tourism purposes only. To see a list of requirements for other types of visas by the embassy, go here.

Schengen Area

A Schengen Visa is a document that allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen Area or Zone for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in any 6-month period. This Schengen Area is a group of 26 European countries (22 European Union member states and 4 EFTA member states) that have abolished passport and immigration controls at their common borders and they are namely:

These 26 countries are namely:

[1] Excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands
[2] Excluding overseas departments and territories
[3] Excluding Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and the Caribbean Netherlands
[4] Excluding Svalbard
[5] With special provisions for Ceuta and Melilla

There are certain nationalities worldwide that are exempted from applying for a Schengen Visa, but as Philippine passport holders, in order to visit one or more of these Schengen states, we are required to apply for the visa. (Remember, Schengen Tourist Visa holders are NOT allowed to live permanently nor work in Europe, they only have the right to travel as a temporary…

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