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Special Service to facilitate essential business travel to Germany

08.07.2020 - Artikel

As visa-free travel to Germany has temporarily been suspended business travelers who do not require a visa, are currently excluded from travelling.

However, business travelers (who normally do not require a visa) are permitted to enter Germany if the urgency of the travel is recognized by immigration authorities and airline personnel.

To facilitate essential business travel between our two countries, the German Institute Taipei offers to issue a consular confirmation certificate acknowledging the essential and urgent nature of the intended travel. In order to issue such a consular confirmation, you are requested to provide a letter by the German host as well as your employer in Taiwan (in English language, or bilingual) stating the nature of the project, the commercial necessity of the travel, as well as that the travel may not be postponed and the business may not be conducted from abroad or online.

Kindly present the letters plus your passport and 2 copies of the passport to the Consular Section of the German Institute during office hours (from Monday till Thursday between 09:00 and 11:30). The 25 Euro fee (one certificate per business traveler) may be paid in cash in NTD according to the current  exchange rate or by Master/Visa-card. Traveler or company representative welcome. No appointment required.

Travelers need to be able to present the consular confirmation and the supporting documents at any time during their travels. Please note that a consular confirmation, just like a visa, does not guarantee permission to enter. The final decision whether a traveler is permitted to enter Germany is made by the German immigration authorities. 

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