For short term visa applications only, e.g. tourism, business, family visit, airport Transit.
VIDEX, the software of the Federal Republic of Germany, enables you to complete your application form for a Schengen visa online fast and easy.
When can I use VIDEX?
VIDEX is designed only for applications for a short-term visa for a stay of up to 90 days in the Schengen states (Schengen visa). Applications for visas for longer stays in Germany (e.g. for studies, work, family reunion) cannot be completed using VIDEX.
Guidelines for Filling out VIDEX Application Form
Preparing to complete your visa application
If you have started to complete the form but then stop working on it for more than 10 minutes, your data will be deleted! In order to avoid this, please have the following documents at hand before starting to complete the form:
If you receive an error message when trying to download your completed visa application form, please verify the text entered under “Means of Support”. The text in the box “Other (please specify)” may not contain more than 29 characters. By typing less than 29 characters into the box “other (please specify)”, the pdf-file can then be generated without any problems. If necessary, add the additional text by hand on the print-out.