Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
25/F Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave
1200 Makati City, Metro Manila
Subject: Visit Visa Application for Unmarried Couple
Dear Madam/ Sir,
1st paragraph: Introduce yourself (provide full name as written in passport), purpose of letter, name of partner, requested number of days with dates, address in Germany
2nd paragraph: Brief background of your relationship, how you met, why you need to see each other again
3rd paragraph: Sponsor’s name, work and address (In my case, my partner’s mom is sponsoring me so I have a separate paragraph for this. Include this in the previous paragraph if your partner is also sponsoring you so your letter is more concise.)
4th paragraph: Your credentials (eg. job, salary, Philippines investments, education if relevant/ recent, volunteer work, anything that would increase your credibility as an applicant)
5th paragraph: Other circumstances such as explanation why you do not have an Income Tax return yet
6th paragraph: Strong reasons why they should approve your visa (eg. travel history), strong ties if any (This is the most important and should be a convincing paragraph so I placed this in the end – law of recency in Psychology)
Please find the following documents according to the visit visa for unmarried couple checklist. I also included additional documents to support this letter.
- Passport (copy and original)
- Visa Application Form, duly dated and signed with attached 2 passport-size photos
- Invitation Letter
- Flight Details
- Formal Obligation (original & copy)
- 6 months Bank Statement & Certificate
- Credit Card Statement 6 months
- Travel Insurance
- etc. <list all documents in order>
I trust that you will find everything in order. I appreciate your time and I’m looking forward to a favorable outcome. For questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The above is a supplement to my post on tips on getting a Schengen Visa for First Time Applicants. Click here for the full post.
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