When applying for visa, you can provide evidence that you are able to meet your living costs by opening a blocked bank account. You have free choice of provider. To the best of the Embassy/Consulate General’s knowledge, Cox and Kings Financial Service Ltd. and Kotak Mahindra Bank in India meet the requirements of the visa procedure. Information on providers that offer this service worldwide is available on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
File your visa application at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction in five easy steps:
Please prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application using the following checklists:
checklist for student visa
checklist for employment visa
checklist for employment visa (EU Blue Card)
checklist for guest scientist/research visa
checklist for job-seeker visa
checklist for training/internship visa
checklist for au pair visa
checklist for speciality cook visa
checklist for family reunion visa (spouse)
checklist for family reunion visa (parent)
checklist for family reunion visa (child)
checklist for intended marriage/establishment of a civil union visa
Kindly procure photos which meet biometric photos requirements.
Please fill out the Application form for National Visa, print it, sign it and submit it along with the other documents.
If you are unable to fill out the form, please change your Adobe Reader settings as follows: Edit -> Preferences -> Documents -> View documents in PDF/A Mode -> Never.
To complete your documentation, please print out the following declaration, fill it and sign it:
Declaration on true and complete information
Additional contact and legal representation information
For employment visas, kindly also fill out the Annexure for Employment Visas
Now you can schedule an appointment for your visa interview at your German Mission.
Shortly before your appointment, please verify the current exchange rate for your visa fee on this website and obtain the Demand Draft.
The visa fee has to be paid by Demand Draft at the time of the visa interview.
Demand Drafts with incorrect amounts will not be accepted.
Fees cannot be paid in cash.
Please note that the fee is not refundable, even when the visa is rejected.
Information on Demand Drafts
The German Missions accept Demand Drafts from all nationalised banks.
Please make sure that the Demand Draft is issued as follows:
||Issued in favour of||Payable in|
|New Delhi||Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany,
|Bangalore||Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
|Chennai||Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
|Kolkata||Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
|Mumbai||Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
The Demand Draft must not be older than 2 months.
For Applicants from Mumbai and Kolkata
Please fill out the and submit it together with your Demand Draft.
Demand Draft Form
Information on German knowledge requirement - only important for family reunion
Visa applicants are required to present evidence of basic knowledge of the German language in the event of family reunion of spouses. However, under certain circumstances, there are exemptions from this requirement, such as for spouses of EU passport holders, of Blue Card holders and of other highly skilled workers, scientists etc.
Please note that the German Missions can ONLY accept German language certificates issued by language institutes fulfilling ALTE-Standard, i.e. Goethe Institute (Max Mueller Bhavan) or Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD).
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