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Germany EU / EEA and Swiss National Family Member Visa


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Germany EU / EEA and Swiss National Family Member Visa £195.00


To be eligible to submit a Schengen visa application, customers must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a valid passport or travel document.
  2. Hold a valid UK residence permit. If the applicant holds a short-stay visa for the UK (C-type visa), they must apply for a Schengen visa from their country of residence. However, if there is a valid reason for not applying in their residence country (e.g., no German mission or an urgent situation arises during their stay in the UK, such as a new business trip or serious illness of a relative in Germany), they may apply at any German mission outside their residence country. Please note that written confirmation from a doctor or hospital in Germany is required in the case of a serious illness.
  3. Apply for a short stay visa for purposes such as tourism, visiting family and friends, attending conferences (including minors), business, or as an EEA/EU family member.


Customers who have not yet reached 18 when submitting a Schengen visa application (EEA/EU family member) should note the following information.

In accordance with European legislation aimed at safeguarding the welfare of children, it is crucial to emphasize that minors who fail to provide all the necessary documents may not be granted a Schengen visa.

Additional information

eea-eu and Swiss National Family Member Package

Basic Plan, Standard Plan 1, Standard Plan 2, Schengen – Premium Lounge Service, Visa At Your Doorstep (VAYD Service) Plan 1, Visa At Your Doorstep (VAYD Service) Plan 2

Documents Required


It is highly recommended to submit a comprehensive set of documents per the requirements listed below. This will help avoid any unnecessary delays in the process.

If you are a family member of an EEA/EU or Swiss national, you are entitled to apply for a Schengen visa as a family member of the said national. This means that you will be required to submit fewer documents compared to regular tourists, and you will also be exempt from paying the applicable visa fee. This privilege applies when you are traveling together with your EEA/EU or Swiss national family member.

The following family members are eligible to apply under this category:

– Spouse
– Parent(s) (only if the child is under 18 years old or if the elderly parent is cohabiting with their EEA/EU or Swiss national child, including step parents)
– Child(ren), including stepchild(ren)
– Civil partner

Applicants who are not accompanied by their EEA/EU or Swiss national family members are not eligible to apply as such. Instead, EEA/EU and Swiss national family members must apply for a tourist visa.

However, there are certain exemptions for family members of EEA/EU or Swiss nationals who hold a valid UK Residence permit. These individuals do not require a Schengen visa to enter Germany/Schengen Area, but only under the following conditions:

  1. They are traveling with or joining their EEA/EU or Swiss national family member in Germany/Schengen Area.
  2. Their UK Residence permit explicitly states one of the following:
    a. Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National (endorsed in passport)
    b. Permanent Residence Card (endorsed in passport)
    c. Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union Citizen (biometric card)
    d. Residence Card Permanent Residence (biometric card)

The approval or refusal of a visa is solely at the discretion of the Diplomatic Mission. It is important to be aware that the Diplomatic Mission may require you to submit any missing or additional documents, which could potentially extend the processing time.

It is crucial that all documents provided are recent, no older than one month, and are included with every Schengen visa application.

Applicants must bring and present their original documents and submit photocopies.

  • Visa Application Form
  • Passport (original and photocopy)

Signed passport with at least two blank pages. Also, your passport must remain valid for at least 90 days beyond the date of your return from the Schengen Area. Extended passports may still be considered valid, it is important to note that passports older than 10 years are no longer acceptable. In such cases, applicants must first apply for a new passport before proceeding with their visa application.

  • UK residence Permit (original and photocopy)

A valid UK residence permit, which can be either endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, must have at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area. It is important to note that a C-type visitor visa will not be accepted.

  • Photograph

Recent, not older than 6 months, on a white or off-white background.

  • EEA/EU and Swiss national’s passport or ID card (original and copy)
  • Proof of relation to the EEA/EU and Swiss national, such as a marriage/birth certificate (original and copy). If these documents are not in English or German, a certified translation is required.
  • Proof of your German address. You must provide the address where you will be staying in Germany, along with your contact details (phone number and email address, if applicable).
  • Proof of your address in the UK, which can be a utility bill, bank statement, council tax bill, or pension certificate.
  • If you are filing as an EU family member and are between 21 and 28 years old, you must provide proof of dependency, such as student confirmation or job seeker evidence, as well as evidence of a shared address.
  • Bank statements must be no older than 5 days.
  • When a minor is applying for EEA/EU and Swiss national family member status, the following documents are required:
  • Original and copy of the EEA/EU and Swiss national’s passport or ID card.
  • Proof of the minor’s relation to the EEA/EU and Swiss national.
    Original and copy of the marriage/birth certificate. If these documents are not in English or German, a certified translator must provide a translation.
  • Proof of the minor’s German address.

Additionally, the applicant must complete the visa application form, providing the address of their stay in Germany and contact details such as phone number and email address, if applicable.

Photo Specification

Please submit one current color portrait of yourself that is no older than six months that satisfies the conditions listed below:

  • Captured on a light background (white or off-white) to make features stand out and contrast with the background.
  • Face-focused and of high clarity
  • Full face: not grinning, no sunglasses, no hats or other head coverings, unless the applicant is wearing them due to his or her ethnicity or religion.
  • Printed from a camera print on standard photographic paper.
  • The photo that is adhered to the visa application form

The visa application will be deemed incomplete if the submitted photos don’t fulfill these specifications (see examples here), and the applicant will be asked to take fresh pictures in the photo booth at the visa application center.

Application Form

To apply for a visa, applicants must complete an online visa application form known as the Visa Application Form (VAF). It is important to note that the application form cannot be filled out by hand.

To begin the application process, each applicant must duly complete and print the online Schengen visa application form by following these steps:

  1. Click on the Schengen Visa Application form link provided in PDF format.
  2. Fill out the online visa application form accurately, ensuring that the information matches the details on your passport.
  3. Go to the Menu bar and select “File.”
  4. Choose the “Print” option and confirm the printing process.

Once the online Schengen visa application form has been printed, the applicant must proceed with the remaining steps:

  1. Sign the completed visa application form in the designated places, specifically the first signature at number 37 and the second signature right below the disclaimer at the end of the VAF.
  2. On the day of your appointment, bring the signed visa application form along with the necessary supporting documents.

It is important to emphasize that hand-filled applications will no longer be accepted at the visa application center. Therefore, it is crucial to schedule an appointment and adhere to the online application process.


You may access and download all the relevant forms from this location.

Sample Visa Form Word: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.docx

Sample Visa Form PDF: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.pdf

Online Visa Application form: Visa Application Form pdf

Checklist: EU/EEA Checklist

Processing Time

Customers are advised to submit their Schengen visa applications up to six months before their intended travel date to the Schengen Area.

Please take note of the following:

The processing time for applications starts only upon the Embassy receiving the required documents.

To ensure a smooth process, applications must be submitted at least 15 calendar days before the intended travel date (as mentioned above) and can be submitted up to six months in advance. Failure to adhere to these deadlines may result in the Embassy deeming your application inadmissible. In such cases, your visa application will not be processed, and your passport will be promptly returned to you.

On average, the visa processing time is 15 calendar days. However, in certain instances where additional scrutiny of the application is necessary and/or when it is referred to the German Immigration Service, this period may be extended up to the requirement.

Free Consultation

To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.


Please forward the documents through email: sales@globalvisaagent.co.uk


A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.


After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.


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