Under certain circumstances it is possible to extend a Business Visa. Many of the initial requirements (see above) have to be fulfilled again (for example photographs, application form, proof of income and health insurance) and additionally the applicant has to have a valid reason to apply for an extension.
These reasons are:
- Late entry: One of the most common reasons is, that the applicant entered the Schengen Zone after his visa already started. This can be a valid reason to extend the visa.
- Humanitarian reasons: These are given, if the applicant or their family members experiences hardship in the Schengen Zone, if the applicant needs to complete medical treatment or attend a funeral for example.
- Events beyond the applicants control: Those can be natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, or unsafe situations that are arising in the home country. In these cases the visa can be extended until the situation calms down.
- If none of the above reasons apply, the applicant can still argue his personal reasons in an interview with the authorities, who will ultimately decide whether the reason is valid.
Furthermore, an extension application has to be handed in before the visa expires. Our lawyers are happy to help you apply for a Business Visa or Business Visa extension and assist you during the whole process.