Schengen Visa (for stay up to 90 days)

According to Schengen rules, applicants have to apply for a visa in the country which can be identified as the main destination of their journey. In case Germany is not the main destination, the applicant should apply for a visa at a relevant Diplomatic Mission.

The new Visa Code will enter into force as of 02.02.2020.

  • From 02.02.2020, applications can be submitted six months before the start of the trip. Up to now, applications could be submitted a maximum of three months before the start of the trip.
  • Applications should be submitted at least 15 calendar days before the start of the planned trip.

A Schengen visa is needed when you are visiting one or several of the countries of the Schengen Area (i.e. Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic. Malta, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Hungary). The duration of your total stay in Schengen countries shall not exceed 90 days in a period of 6 months, starting from the date of first entry.

You may apply for a Schengen visa at the Germany Visa Application Centers if:

  • You need a visa to enter a Schengen Territory, and namely, you are a citizen of the country which is on the list of visa requirements to visit the Schengen Member States.
  • Your main destination (the Schengen country where you will spend the longest time) is Germany, or
  • You are spending the same amount of days in several Schengen countries, but Germany is your first port of entry into the Schengen Area.
  • Your planned trip starts not later than in 6 months.
  • You are neither planning to work nor to stay in Germany for a long-term period.

How to Apply for a Schengen Visa?

Before the submission:

  • Prepare all the required documents.
  • Please note the rules of submission/collection.
  • Fill in and print out the application form.
  • Visit our application center with all the required documents on the application date.

Submission process:

  • Reviewing of the provided documents and biometric data collection take place in one of the VisaMetric Visa Application Centers; applications will then be forwarded to the relevant Diplomatic Mission.
  • Pay applicable Fees. (Submission Officer will advise you on the total payable amount and guide you to the cashier where you need to pay in local currency.)

After the submission:

  • You can track your application on our website.
  • After your application has been checked by the embassy, your passport will be delivered to the address you provided.


Visa liberalization for Kosovo citizens has opened the doors for the free movement of Kosovo citizens to Schengen areas. However, it is important to understand that although visa liberalization allows free movement for Kosovo Citizens in many Schengen States for tourism or visiting purposes, this process does not automatically give you the right to stay or work in these countries.

However, foreign citizens who live in Kosovo and need visas to enter the Schengen Area have to apply to the embassy or consulate of the Schengen State if they want to travel.

For example, suppose a foreign citizen who lives in Kosovo (Citizens of Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq, etc)., wants to travel to Germany for tourism. In that case, they can apply for a Schengen visa at Visametric in Kosovo.