German Consulate General Bengaluru

Bengaluru is known as the Garden City! Tech-City! Start-up Hub and the Silicon Valley of India! We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our services and activities.

The Gendarmenmarkt illuminated on the occasion of the light festival Berlin shines

The jurisdiction of the German Consulate General in Bengaluru consists of the southern Indian states, Karnataka and Kerala. Visa applications will only be accepted from applicants residing in these two states.
In 1537, Bangalore was founded by the South Indian prince Kempe Gowda and in 1956 became the capital of the newly founded federal state of Karnataka, the so-called “land of the Kannada speaking people”.
With a population of approximately 10 million, Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities of the world. The city is located on the Deccan high plateau at an altitude of about 900 meters. Its rise as a center of science, economy and high-tech began in the 60s of the past century.
Both the states Karnataka (1956 created out of the former princedom Mysore) and Kerala expand between the 19th and 8th northern latitude (Bangalore is located on the 13th degree northern latitude). They consist of geographically abundant and vastly divergent forms of landscapes.
Karnataka is inhabited by appr. 61 million people with an area of about 190,000 sq km. Kerala extends over more than 550 kms from North to South along the West coast of the Indian subcontinent. At its widest point, Kerala is only a little more than 120 kms wide. Approximately 33.5 million inhabitants live on an area of almost 39,000 sq km.

Achim Burkart, Consul General

Consul General, Achim Burkart

Bangalore is a vibrant, thriving and a dynamic place full of start-ups and creative young people with business ideas; a megacity with opportunities and entrepreneurship. Let me welcome you to the website of the German Consulate General in Bengaluru.

Achim Burkart, Consul General

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Address and Opening hours


German Consulate General Bengaluru


Achim Burkart, Consul General


+91 80 45 30 01 00


+91 80 45 30 01 48 and +49 30 1817 67131

Postal address

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O.Box 5126, Bangalore 560001, Indien.


2nd & 3rd Floor, “Cash Pharmacy Building”, Corner St. Marks & Residency Road, Bangalore 560025.

State / region




Opening hours

Calling for visa queries: +91 80 – 455 60 111 MON - THU 14:00 - 15:30 hrs.

Administrative / consular district

Karnataka and Kerala



Contact the German Consulate General Bengaluru

Accessibility: Limited access to the building on a wheelchair

How to reach us in case of emergency (daily outside office hours from 16:30 to 22:00. On holidays and weekends from 9:00 to 22:00):

(+91) 96325 42972
This number is to be used only in case of emergency involving German citizens! This telephone number is not meant for visa queries.

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