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Vander Elst Visa

04.12.2020 - Artigo

Vander Elst Visa for Non-EU nationals posted to Germany by their company on a
short-term assignment

A company registered in an EU member state may employ staff (Non-EU citizen) in another EU member state for the purpose of providing services for a limited period of time.

You can apply for a Van der Elst Visa after setting an appointment online .

At the time of your visa appointment you have to submit the following documents in person (original plus two copies):

  • 2 completed and signed application forms for a long-term visa
  • 2 recent passport photographs
  • your national passport
  • residence permit for Portugal
  • visa fee 75,- Euros
  • proof that the Company inscribed the worker in social security
  • proof of health and accident insurance (european health insurance card)
  • work contract with the portuguese Company
  • Service contract between the portuguese and german Company including:


  • date of beginning and ending of the Services
  • address in Germany where the work will take place
  • detailed description of the Service

In exceptional cases the embassy can ask for additional documents.

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