Submission of Schengen visa application at a German Mission


File your Schengen visa application at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction in five easy steps.

Step 1:
Please prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application using the following checklists:
Checklist for airport transit visas
Checklist for business visas
Checklist for trade fair visas
Checklist for guest scientist visas
Checklist for training visas
Checklist for tourist visas
Checklist for visit visas
Checklist for groups
Checklist for medical treatment visas

Step 2:
Kindly procure photos which meet biometric photos requirements. These photos can be obtained, among others, at the following photo studios:

Photo Studio
New Delhi
'Reflections' Digital Photoshop,
Shop No. 25, NDMC Market, Malcha Marg
New Delhi 110021
Tel: 0091-11-9910272944, 0091-11-99 68 00 85 87
all branches of GK Vale photo Studios
53/1 CP Ramaswamy Road
Chennai 600 018
Tel. 0120-2499 7239
VFS: Tel. 0120-664 1070
Atlanta Photo Shop - Atlanta Bldg., Shop No. 7, Ground Floor,
Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021.
Tel.: (022) 2204 2762, 2287 2587, 4002 0130
Fax: (022) 3022 8484
e-mail: atlantaphotoshop(at)yahoo.in

Step 3:
Please fill out the online application form, print it out, sign it and submit it along with the other documents.
Alternatively, you can print out the application form and fill it out by hand.

Schengen applicants in Mumbai and Kolkata are kindly requested to fill in the online application forms according to VIDEX format, which can be found above. Please ensure that a high quality printout of the barcode is submitted with the application.

Note: please print out & sign the following declarations in order to complete your documentation:
Declaration on true and complete information
Declaration on health insurance (for multiple entry visas only)
Additional contact and legal representation Information

Step 4:
Now you can schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction.

Step 5:
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.
Please note that your can also submit your visa application at your nearest Visa Application Centre.

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,
New Delhi
New Delhi
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
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 Demand Draft form and submit it together with your Demand Draft.

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