File your Schengen visa application at a Visa Application Centre or at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction.
Due to the peak season, at some German Missions it currently takes an average time of 15 days to process your Schengen visa application. Please take this into account before filing your application. If your travel date is imminent or lies within two weeks of application date, please check if you can postpone your trip. In general, neither the German Mission nor the Service Provider can expedite the process. Requests for preferential treatment cannot be honoured.