Germany changes visa requirements for Russians
The German authorities have decided to change visa requirements for Russian citizens. Getting a “Schengen” will now be more difficult.
So, along with the standard package of documents for a visa, you will also have to submit an extract from a bank account that operates in the EU, and proof of employment, training or regular sources of income.
“Other possible evidence of the intention to return to the Russian Federation may also be required: evidence of ownership of real estate in Russia, one or more vehicles, the presence of close relatives (spouses, children and parents) living in Russia (marriage or birth certificate),” they add. visa application center at the German embassy.
The new rules are already in effect.