New strict rules for applying for a visa to Germany for Russians announced

New strict rules for applying for a visa to Germany for Russians announced

New strict rules for applying for a visa to Germany have come into force for Russians. Now it is required not only to book plane tickets and a hotel room, but also to pay for them before processing documents. The changes were announced on the official website of the German visa center.

In addition, Russians are required to provide insurance. Here it is necessary to take into account that a Russian insurance company will not be suitable for issuing such a document, you need to contact one of the European organizations. If a visit visa is requested, the invitation must be attached to the official form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In other words, free-form invitations are no longer accepted. There is one more unpleasant addition for our compatriots: it is expected that other countries that have concluded the Schengen Agreement may introduce similar complicated rules.

In the meantime, the pilgrimage of Russians to German embassies in neighboring countries continues – details here.

Recall that on September 19, the Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) and Poland imposed border bans on Russian tourists wishing to enter one of these European countries from the territory of Russia and Belarus. And from September 30, 2022, Finland closed the entry for Russian citizens for tourism purposes. Germany, on the contrary, announced its readiness to accept those who hastily leave Russia after September 21.

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