You need to submit the following documents as originals:
|completed and signed visa application form for Schengen visa
valid passport and 1 copy of the passport data page
Validity of passport must exceed the duration of intended stay in Germany by at least 3 months. Passport must contain at least 2 blank pages and must have been issued within the past 10 years.
|1 recent passport picture with white background
original birth certificate of the applicant, based on the first registration plus 1 copy
|previous passports, if applicable
|flight reservation for round-trip (no ticket required)
visa fee of 80.00 Euro, only payable in cash in Ghana Cedi
travel health insurance, covering entire duration of stay and valid for all Schengen States
proof of accommodation / hotel reservation
proof of sufficient financial resources for the planned stay:
proof of social and economic ties to country of residence
The following documents need to be submitted additionally for Business and Trade Fair Visa:
signed invitation letter from inviting company or trade fair provider
copy of inviting party’s entry in national commercial register
verifiable proof of business with inviting company or proof of down payment, if applicable
letter from company in country of residence stating purpose of trip and “Form A”
|For participation in trade fairs:
The required documents must be submitted complete at the personal interview. Documents sent in advance cannot be considered.
It is not possible to process incomplete applications. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Note on proof of financial means:
In general, all costs of the trip must be borne by the applicant. Only a personal and worldwide accessible bank account is suitable as proof of financial means. Bank statements and pay stubs are considered proof of financial means.
Please note that the Embassy will not accept or consider bank statements from unlicensed microfinance institutions or unlicensed banks. Lists of officially licensed financial institutions can usually be found on the homepage of the respective bank responsible for licensing (e.g. www.bog.gov.gh). It is strongly discouraged to use a bank statement from a microfinance institution or rural bank for a visa application.
Note on formal obligation:
If the cost of the trip cannot be borne by the applicant: Formal obligation of the host/invitee according to §§ 66 to 68 Residence Act in original, confirmed by the local aliens authority in Germany.