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I will be travelling to Mexico from New Delhi with Lufthansa for a seminar, and I have a transit in Munich. I have a Bangladesh passport, and I'm living in Bangladesh.

Will I need to submit documents like bank statement to prove financial solvency while applying for a transit visa? I am funded by NASA for the event.

Thanks in advance.

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In applying for a Schengen visa to transit Germany en route to Mexico, you do need to include proof of your financial sufficiency which can be documented through any number of ways:

  • Your personal bank statements (for at least 3 last months)
  • Credit card, cash
  • Pay slips and proof of employment
  • Supporting documents from sponsor covering your expenses
  • Proof of prepaid transportation and accommodation

Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of The European Parliament and of The Council of 13 July 2009, establishing a Community Code on Visas also known as “Visa Code” stipulates in its Article 14 (c):

Documents indicating that the applicant possesses sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to his country of origin or residence, or for the transit to a third country into which he is certain to be admitted, or that he is in a position to acquire such means lawfully, in accordance with Article 5(1)(c) and (3) of the Schengen Borders Code.

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