The whole application procedure is handled by AlQabas Assurex and that there is no need for the applicant to present him-/herself at the Embassy.
Please note that you can only apply for a Schengen visa at the German Embassy if Germany is
your main destination. You will have to provide the Embassy with documentation proving
that Germany is your main destination (e.g. hotel reservation, flight itinerary, proof of
property in Germany). Failure to provide proper documentation will result in the denial of the
Period of stay in Schengen area
The Schengen visa allows the holder to a total stay of up to 90 days within a period of 6
months. If you get a multiple entry Schengen visa, you may leave and return any number of
times within the 180-day period, but the combined stay within the region must not total more
than 90 days. Important is the date of the actual entry, not the beginning of the visa validity.
Date of first entry: 01.03.2011
Stays: 01.03. to 10.03.2011 and 15.05. until 02.08.2011 (90 days)
The period of 6 months ends on 31.08.2011
After that date, immediately a new entry is possible. The date of re-entry would then be
automatically the date of the new 6-month-period, in which the holder of the Schengen visa
must again hold a maximum of 90 days. Between the end of the first six months and the
beginning of the next six months must always be a departure and return into the Schengen
area (at least 1 day).
Since 2012 submission of biometric data (fingerprints) is compulsory when applying for a visa. Therefore, personal appearance of the visa
applicant is necessary - unless a visa has been issued and fingerprints have been taken within the past five years. Certain categories of
applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:
Children under the age of 12.
Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. A medical certificate stating impossibility to take fingerprints of
applicant has to be presented.
when invited for an official purpose by the Federal Republic of Germany or an International Organization: Heads of State and members of national
governments, and members of their official delegations.
when invited by the Federal Republic of Germany or an International Organization for an official purpose: Monarchs and high ranking members of the royal family.
For general visa inquiries or to book an appointment you can contact the Visa Department of the German Embassy by email to
email@example.com or by phone from Sunday to Thursday 07.30 – 08.30 a.m. and 12.00 – 13.30 hrs on 96054084 (telephone call service only –
text messages like SMS or WhatsApp will not be answered)
The processing time for a Schengen visa is minimum 3 working days for Kuwaiti nationals & up to 12 days for other nationalities,
from the time the application has been delivered to the German Embassy.
Inquires regarding the status of visa applications can only be handled after completion of the above stated processing period.
If you have handled in your visa application at the Al-Qabas visa application center, please note that you can follow up the
status of your Schengen visa application online through the tracking system on http://qavisa.com/trackVisaStatus.aspx
or by phone 22924444.
The visa clearance is a computerized process – the German Embassy has no influence of the processing time.