I am planning to visit my boyfriend in June for three months, however my biggest problem is proving that I have a reason to come back. I recently completed my studies in Hotel Reception and was employed at the same company I did my internship, but my contract is only until 31 May 2013,and thereafter I'll be leaving for Germany. My question is ... how do I prove that I have a reason to come back to South Africa besides family ?
1Is it correct to assume you are a holder of South African passport, and your boyfriend lives in Germany?– mindcorrosiveMay 1, 2013 at 7:19
Do you actually have any reason to go back? Only as you've described it, you sound like quite a high risk case for just staying... So you're likely going to need to work hard to prove otherwise!– GagravarrMay 1, 2013 at 8:55
If you are single, do not have a lot of savings or dont have a high income, do not have sufficient family ties (and only God knows how various embassies judge that), and if you are not going with the sole purpose of tourism, I can almost bet, you ain't getting that visa.– happybuddhaMay 1, 2013 at 13:54
You can not . Options : 1- Do you have any listed assets ? ( car, house, monetary ? ) 2 . Get another contract for the period when you are back. 3. Or a letter from some company saying that you have a secure job when returning. ( ask a friend that runs a company .. ). And Don't mention the boyfriend , it will put you in High risk. Just say a colleague or a friend .– Obmerk KronenApr 17, 2016 at 11:22
Here's the full rules:
The mission must ensure that the following requirements have been met in each individual case:
- The purpose of the trip to Germany must be plausible and comprehensible.
- The applicant must be in a position to finance his/her living and travel costs from his/her own funds or income.
- The visa holder must be prepared to leave the Schengen area before the visa expires.
- Documentary evidence must be provided of travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euro valid for the entire Schengen area.
Should an applicant be unable to prove that he/she can finance the journey and stay from his/her own funds, a third person may undertake to cover all costs associated with the trip in accordance with sections 66 and 68 of the Residence Act.
For 1, a written invitation from your boyfriend and proof of his residency status should be sufficient. I'll assume that 2 and 4 are straightforward as well. That leaves 3 as the main hurdle. According to this website, embassies will typically require proof of family ties and sufficient income.
The best option I can think of would be to already secure a job (i.e. employment contract) for the time after your return from Germany.