A Step-by-Step Guide to apply for a National Visa


File your National Visa Application in 5 easy Steps

Step 1:

Prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application using the following checklists:

Checklist for Student Visa

Checklist for Employment visa
For employment visas, kindly also fill out the Annexure for Employment Visas

Checklist for Guest Scientist/Research visa

Checklist for Job-seeker visa
Verification of documents required

Checklist for Training/Internship visa

Checklist for Au Pair visa

Checklist for Speciality Cook visa
Verification of documents required

Checklist for Family Reunion visa (Spouse)
Verification of documents may be required

Checklist for Family Reunion visa (Child)

Checklist for Intended marriage/Establishment of a civil union Visa

Step 2:

Kindly procure phototographs that meet Biometric Photo Requirements

Step 3:

Fill out the Application form for National Visa, print it out, sign it and submit it along with the other documents as per the relevant checklist.

(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)

To complete your documentation, please print out the following declarations and sign them:

Declaration on true and complete information

Additional contact and legal representation information

Step 4:

You can now schedule an appointment for your visa interview at your German Mission.
Applicants can book an appointment for National (long-term) Visas only through the VFS (Kolkata) Helpline number: 022-67866013 or by writing an e-mail to VFS at infoeast.germanin@vfshelpline.com. For more information, click here .

Please Note: Every National-Visa applicant may book ONLY ONE appointment with the VFS. Multiple booking of appointments will NOT be accepted by the German Consulate in Kolkata. In case of multiple bookings for one person, the applicant will lose both/all bookings, and will have to re-apply with the VFS for a later appointment.

Step 5:

Shortly before your appointment, please verify the current exchange rate for your visa fee and obtain a Demand Draft for payment:
Fees for German National visas valid from 26.07.2021:

AdultsEUR 75 or 6600 INR
Minors (0-17 years)EUR 37.5 or 3300 INR

(For spouses of EU citizens : free of charge)

The visa fee has to be paid by Demand Draft at the time of the visa interview. Fees cannot be paid in cash or credit card.
We accept Demand Drafts from all nationalised Banks.
The Demand Draft needs to be issued in favour of 'Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata'.
Please fill out (two copies of) the Demand Draft Form and submit it together with your Demand Draft.
Demand Drafts with incorrect amounts will not be accepted.
The Demand Draft must not be older than two months. 
Please note that the visa fee is non-refundable, even if the visa is rejected.

In case of visa application submission at VFS, payments are accepted through cash/card. No demand draft will be accepted at VFS.

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