The German embassy in Moscow is adiplomatic representation of Germany in the Russian Federation. It is interesting that the institution located in our country is the largest diplomatic representation of the FRG in the whole world. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Russia appointed Mr. Rüdiger von Fritsch-Sierhausen. We suggest today to learn more about what this institution does. We will also find out the telephone number and address of the German Embassy in Moscow and the list of documents that will be required in order to obtain a visa in Germany.
The German embassy in Moscow is not onlyissuing visas for travel for tourist or business purposes, but also provides everyone with information on the possibilities of training and work in Germany, as well as on the country's economy, its culture and German-Russian cooperation. The visa service provides advisory services to people planning to obtain a visa in Germany, helps them prepare the entire package of documents. When you call the visa center, you can sign up for the application, but this service is paid. The phone number of the German embassy in Moscow is (495) 937-95-00. Please note that the waiting period for the interview can be up to thirty days. Therefore, when planning a trip, it is advisable to take care of the document in advance.
The institution itself is located at: Moscow, Mosfilmovskaya street, house 56. The site of the German Embassy in Moscow: moskau.diplo.de. You can reach it by bus number 119 or trolleybus number 34 from the metro station "University" to the stop "University Prospekt".
Keep in mind that the visa section of the Embassyis located elsewhere. So, in order to obtain a visa, you should contact the following address: Moscow, Leninsky Prospekt, 95A. You can get here by trolleybuses №33, 84 and 62 or by minibus from Oktyabrskaya metro station to the stop "Kravchenko street".
A visa to Germany allows citizenstravel not only in this country, but also visit other states that are members of the Schengen zone (and this is almost the whole of Europe). In addition, the German visa is done quite quickly (about two weeks), and the embassy staff never delay the issuance of documents. You can issue a visa in Germany in two ways: independently collect all the necessary papers or resort to the services of travel agencies (usually the latter option is used by people who are already buying a ready tour in Germany). We suggest to consider each of these methods.
If you chose this method, then you will need to provide the following documents to the travel agency:
- Foreign passport, the validity of which lasts at least three months after the planned date of return to Russia. Also, at least two clean pages must remain in it.
- Two photos (the size is 3.5х4.5 centimeters).
- Copies of absolutely all pages of the internal passport.
- A certificate from your place of employment on the official letterhead with a stamp and a signature. It should indicate the applicant's position, the amount of his salary and the scope of the company's activities.
- A completed application form with the applicant's handwritten signature.
- Statement on the authenticity of the information provided with a signature.
- Copies of documents confirming possession of property.
- An extract from your bank account, as well as a copy of your credit card. You can also provide travel checks.
- Consent to the processing of personal data.
In case you decided to apply for a visa to Germany on your own, after going to the German Embassy in Moscow, in addition to the above, you will need the following documents:
- A photocopy of the first page of the passport, where the applicant's personal data are indicated.
- Fully paid hotel reservation for the entire period of the proposed trip. The embassy must present the original or facsimile copy of the confirmation from the hotel.
- If your visit is private, you will needprovide an invitation from a resident of Germany (the original and a copy). It must be formalized in the local department for foreigners on a special form. It will contain the necessary information about the inviter, as well as his statement that he will bear all possible costs for the applicant's stay on the territory of the country. In the role of the inviting party can act as a citizen of Germany, and anyone who legally resides in the FRG.
- Health insurance policy (not onlycopy, but also the original). It must be valid in all countries of the Schengen agreement for the entire period of the proposed trip. In this case, you must be insured for an amount of at least thirty thousand euros.
- Xerox copies of tickets.
- If your trip is of a tourist nature, you will need to provide a detailed description of the route by day.
Consular fee for processing a visa in Germany forcitizens of the Russian Federation is 35 euros. In addition, for their services Visa Center charges another 720 rubles. All fees are paid directly upon application in the above-mentioned center. Payment is made in rubles at the current exchange rate. If for any reason you are refused a visa, the fee is not refundable. Children who have not reached the age of six are exempt from payment of any fees.