German Embassy New Delhi

Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in New Delhi, the official representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in India.

The President's Palace in New Delhi

With effect from April 26, 2021, the Federal Republic of Germany designated India as a country with significantly elevated risk of infection (virus variant area).
Therefore, entry to Germany, even with a valid visa, is generally banned for passengers who have visited India during the last 10 days. This ban, unfortunately, also applies to holders of student or family reunion visas of D-category.
Exceptions: The Transport and entry ban does not apply to:
1. German Nationals and their accompanying close family members (spouse and children),
2.  Residents of Germany, holding a valid residence permit, issued by the competent authority in Germany. A visa issued by the German Embassy or Consulate in India is NOT sufficient.
3.  Cargo or postal or ferry flights,
4.  Repatriation of aircrafts and crews,
5.  Transportation of personnel in the interest of public health,
6.  Ambulance flights and flights transporting transplant organs and necessary accompanying personnel,
7.  Flights for urgent humanitarian reasons (for example for urgent medical treatment),
8.  Flights on behalf of the EURATOM safeguards, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations and its agencies,
9.  Members of a foreign diplomatic mission or consular office in Germany and their accompanying close family members whose appointment and arrival has been notified to the Federal Foreign Office,
10. International transit: only allowed for direct onward connections without leaving the transit area of the airport and thus without entering Germany.
The exception does not apply for passengers who have an onward domestic connection within the Schengen area, as this would require entry into Germany.
All travellers from Covid-19 risk areas or virus variant areas, such as India, must register on before entering Germany. As of Tuesday, 30 March 2021, any person entering Germany by plane is to carry a negative corona test and present it to the airline prior to Boarding.  This also applies to Transit passengers.
Travellers from India have to go directly to their final place of residence and immediately undergo a mandatory home quarantine for 14 days. For questions on quarantine regulations please contact your local Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt).
The test is to be taken not earlier than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival time in Germany. Exempted are children below 6 years. Details about testing can be seen from the Website of . The test result is to be kept for at least 10 days after entry.
Violation of registration and quarantine requirements can lead to a fine of up to 25.000 €.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to aggravated pandemic situation that also affects German Embassy New Delhi, the visa section will be closed until further notice. Applicants whose appointments have to be cancelled will be contacted directly by the Embassy or VFS Global. Therefore, please refrain from any individual requests by phone or e-mail. For information on also currently limited services by the German Consulates in India, please check their respective websites.
The Embassy will however continue to provide emergency services for German citizens.

The Embassy's area of consular jurisdiction covers the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Union Territories of Chandigarh, Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Minicoy and Amindive.
The German Embassy in New Delhi also represents the Federal Republic in Bhutan. .

Walter J. Lindner, German Ambassador to India

Ambassador Walter J. Lindner

After traveling to India as a 20-year-old with a backpack and a lot of time, the country and its people have remained close to my heart. Everything has come full circle and now I can intensify the very close relations between our two countries.

Walter J. Lindner, German Ambassador to India

German Embassy New Delhi


Address, Opening Hours, Emergency Contact Number & Holiday List


Walter J Lindner


(0091-11) 44199 199


(0049-30) 1817 67238

Postal address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 613, New Delhi 110001, India.


No. 6/50G, Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021.

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00 Hrs
Friday: 08:00 - 14:00 Hrs
Consular Services: Monday - Friday 09:0 – 12:00 Hrs (Window No. 4*)
*For legal and consular services like passport application, authentication of signatures, attested copies, pension matters etc.- prior appointment necessary!


Items not permitted within the Embassy premises.
Items not permitted within the Embassy premises.© German Foreign Office

It is not permitted to carry any mobile electronic devices, cameras, luggage, weapons and/or any dangerous objects inside the Embassy premises including the Visa and Consular Section.

Administrative / consular district

Responsible for:
India as well as Bhutan

Consular districts for India:
States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Union Territories Chandigarh, Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Minicoy and Amindive.



Contact the German Embassy New Delhi

List of holidays in 2021 for German Embassy New Delhi

How to reach us in cases of emergency
Emergency Service Telephone (only outside office hours): (+91) 98 1000 4950
Please remember the difference in time between India and Germany (+3 1/2 hrs. in summer and +4 1/2 hrs. in winters) and that this number is to be dialled only in case of emergency involving German citizens!
Visa enquiries of foreign nationals do not qualify as an emergency and cannot be processed.

Additional content

In the interests of public health and safety, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany must temporarily restrict public traffic until further notice to prevent the outbreak of corona viruses…

Current services in the visa and consular section

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