1. What is the difference between Schengen Visa (C) and National Visa (D)?

A Schengen Visa (C) entitles you to travel within the whole Schengen area for up to 90 days within six months. Issued Visa can be valid up to 5 years.

National visas (D) are issued for residence periods exceeding 90 days and for purposes such as family reunion, employment in Germany and continuation of the university studies.


2. Does Visametric issue the visas?

No. Visametric accepts the relevant documents for the visa application and forwards them to the Visa Department of the embassy. Only the Visa Department has the authority to decide about the outcome of the Visa applications.


3. Is it necessary to apply personally for a Schengen visa?

Each applicant must be fingerprinted for a Schengen Visa. Applicants who have already a fingerprint and are issued from that date onwards with a Schengen Visa from a Schengen country with a remark "VIS" are not required to apply to Visametric personally.

You can find here an example for an “Authorization” : Authorization


4. How often do I have to provide a fingerprint?

After having taken a fingerprint, it will be valid for five years. If you have provided a fingerprint for the last five years, you can apply (a visa) by authorizing a lawyer and apply through this lawyer.


5. What happens if I am submitting missing documents?

In this case, your visa application may be delayed or you even risk a rejection. Therefore, Visametric will warn you if any documents are missing and provide you with the necessary assistance to complete them. Visametric can not refuse to accept Visa applications, only the Visa Department has this authority.