Germany travel Visa requirements for Somali citizens

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Somalia citizens visiting Germany

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a German Visa.


  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • Two recently taken passport-size photographs, taken with a light background and conforming fully to the Germany visa photo requirements specifications.
  • An original passport with at least two blank pages, valid for at least three months beyond your intended return date, is required. 
  • A round-trip reservation or itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry into and exit from Germany.
  • Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 within Germany and the entire Schengen Area to cover for expenses for personal accident, urgent medical treatment or any other medical emergencies.
  • A cover letter, including your itinerary, stating the purpose of your visit to Germany.
  • Proof of accommodation for the entire duration of your stay in Germany.
  • Proof of financial sufficiency for your travel expenses.
  • Proof of paid visa fee. €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Germany Visa for Somalia citizens

Facts about Germany


Visiting Germany is a vacation worth taking for every traveler. Asides from being one of the safest travel destinations in the world, the country is rich in history, culture, outdoor activities, and of course its cities. The country is home to the world’s leading trade fairs, the ITB Berlin. Also, the Oktoberfest which takes place in Munich between September and October is one of the main events which draws a lot of tourists to the country. The Oktoberfest draws as much as 6 million tourists to the country yearly. Tourists in the country also have the liberty of engaging in winter sports like alpine skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, and cross-country skiing in various regions in the country.
 
Germany is the ninth most visited country in the world. In 2012, over 30.4 million international tourists visited the country bringing over $38 billion in international tourism. The tourism industry is responsible for contributing 4.5% of the German GDP and provides 2 million jobs. The number of visitors is expected to increase significantly in the years to come.

Types of Germany Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 14 days 90
Medical visa 14 days 90 days
Business visa 90 days 90 days

General Requirements for Germany Visa


  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • Two recently taken passport-size photographs, taken with a light background and conforming fully to the Germany visa photo requirements specifications.
  • An original passport with at least two blank pages, valid for at least three months beyond your intended return date, is required. 
  • A round-trip reservation or itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry into and exit from Germany.
  • Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 within Germany and the entire Schengen Area to cover for expenses for personal accident, urgent medical treatment or any other medical emergencies.
  • A cover letter, including your itinerary, stating the purpose of your visit to Germany.
  • Proof of accommodation for the entire duration of your stay in Germany.
  • Proof of financial sufficiency for your travel expenses.
  • Proof of paid visa fee. €60 for adults and €35 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Germany Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Medical visa

60.00 (EUR)

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Germany Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Somalia


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Germany currently does not have an embassy in Somalia. Citizens of Somalia are advised to use embassies/consulates in their neighbouring countries for their applications.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply for a German visa?

You are to complete a visa application form via the German Embassy's online system for visa application. After you have completed this form, you are to print the form and book an appointment (also via the online system). After making an appointment, you are to take the printed form along with all other required documents for your visa type to your visa appointment.


I have already been to Germany, can I use the same visa for a trip to another Schengen state?
Generally, you can. Please, check carefully on the visa sticker the duration, how many entries it is valid for (besides one entry, you can get a two entry or multiple-times entry visa) and duration of stay. “Schengener Staaten” is mentioned on the visa sticker.


When can I apply for a visa?

You are free to apply 90 days before the date of your travel for a German visa. It is recommended that you apply 3-6 weeks in advance before you travel to avoid any visa processing delay issues interfere with your travel itinerary.


When can I re-apply for a visa if my application gets refused?
You are allowed to apply without any charge if your visa application is refused. On your refusal letter are the details on how you can appeal against your visa refusal.