Visa and consular services at the German Missions

23.11.2023 - Article

Please apply for your visa well in advance.

The high demand, especially for Schengen visas, can lead to longer waiting times than usual.

You can apply already six months ahead of your travel date. Appointments are open always six months in advance.

Please understand that according to the principle of fairness and transparency, no special dates or appointments will be given. Priority appointments can only be given in humanitarian cases (urgent medical treatment, death of a close relative in Germany).

Please understand that other requests submitted to our Embassy and Consulates cannot be answered individually, as long as they are covered by this and other information already published on our websites and the websites of VFS Global.

For more information and appointment booking, please also refer to the website of our service provider VFS Global.

Please allow us some time for visa processing: Please fix your travel date only after having received a confirmation of appointment through VFS Global and allow 3 weeks for processing after submission of documents.

Kindly refrain from individual and repeated appointment inquiries.

Besides visa services, the German Missions provide consular services, including passport applications and attestation. Detailed information on the specific services offered by the German Missions in India can be seen on their respective websites.

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