I am an Indian citizen planning to visit Berlin, Germany to meet my boyfriend. I am applying for the Schengen visa from the UK. I have already gotten Schengen visas twice in past, 1 month multiple entry from Austria and 6 month multiple entry from Germany. I am working full time in the UK and will be sponsoring the visit myself.
What should I mention in "Type of Reference" in the visa application. Do I need to provide my boyfriend's details and mention his name as inviting person? If yes, then do I need to provide an official invitation letter from him or some other documents?
The things is that when I look at the official documents required for "Visiting Friend/ Family visa", it asks for:
- Accommodation provided by family/friends in Germany: applicant’s host’s recent (not older than 1 month) cover letter (signed & dated) - confirming travel period and address of stay - is required, along with a copy of host’s passport’s bio page + host’s permit of stay in Germany, if host is non EU citizen.
- Formal Declaration of Obligation (Verpflichtungserklärung), which can be obtained from the sponsor’s local Town Hall authority (Foreigners Office – Ausländerbehörde) in Germany (if host lives in Germany)
Nowhere it gives me an option to select Hotel. How do I provide this information?
I've read online that it's not always a good idea to voluntarily mention that you're in a romantic relationship. Is that true?
What should I do to maximize my chances of getting a 1 year multiple entry visa?