I am applying for a Schengen visa from the United States with Germany entry. My relative is a student in Germany and is not a German either.
I was wondering if I should tell him to write an invitation letter or should I do a formal obligation letter? Also, I do not know how to write a formal obligation. Is it something I can get at the consulate or should I do it prior to the interview?
Here are the requirements:
- Recent, informal signed invitation letter, passport copy and photocopy of residence permit if applicable from the host in Germany OR a formal obligation letter (Verpflichtungserklärung), notarized by an alien's authority in Germany and one copy.