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Overview of our visa services for national visa (intended stay for more than 90 days) including standard processing times

23.08.2021 - Article

Overview of our visa services for national visa (intended stay for more than 90 days) including standard processing times:

Travel Purpose 
How to obtain an Appointment 
Where to apply
(on the date of appointment) 

Standard processing time upon submittal of application
Health care personnel 
Please contact the visa section
directly via e-mail (visa@mumb.diplo.de) 
At the visa section 
4 weeks
Employment visa according to § 81a AufenthG (fast track procedure with pre-approval from immigration office in Germany) 
Please contact the visa section
directly via e-mail
(visa@mumb.diplo.de) 
At the visa section 
2 weeks
Highly qualified employment (skilled workers with an academic degree incl. Blue Card) 
via phone-call to VFS
on 022-67866013 
At VFS
 4 weeks
Student visa  
via phone-call to VFS
on 022-67866013 
At VFS/At the Visa Section 
8 weeks
Family reunion visa (including dependents and visa for marriage in Germany) 

via phone-call to VFS
on 022-67866013 
At the Visa Section 
12 weeks
Visa for self-employment (including freelancer) Please contact the visa section
directly
via e-mail
(visa@mumb.diplo.de) 
At the Visa Section 
12 weeks
Employment visa for speciality cooks 
Please contact the visa section
directly via e-mail
(visa@mumb.diplo.de) 
At the visa section 
12 weeks
All other Employment visa with pre-approval of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit)
 via phone-call to VFS
on 022-67866013 
At VFS 
4 weeks
Visa for job seekers 

Job seekers are still subject to the travel ban, therefore appointments cannot be granted if not vaccinated!

Please note that due to limited capacities waiting times may apply. If appointment slots are fully booked, you will have the possibility to register on a waiting list via VFS. Registrations on the waiting list will receive an appointment in chronological order once new appointment slots are available. You will be contacted by VFS via your registered phone number. If you missed a call from VFS, you will be called again.

BOOKING OF VISA APPOINTMENTS:

Submission of visa applications is possible ONLY with an appointment! – Either at the visa section directly or at our external service provider VFS.

While booking a visa appointment, please note:

  • Only correctly booked appointments are valid.
  • Please book your Appointment under the correct visa category.
  • The appointment bookings are only valid for the person mentioned on the confirmation, the assigned visa category and the assigned appointment date and time.
  • If you fail to provide complete and correct Information, while registering for an appointment, your appointment booking will be considered invalid, and will not enable you to submit your application.
  • We recommend all applicants to book their visa appointments themselves.
  • Assigning a visa agency will not result in an earlier appointment and errors made by the visa agencies/agents when booking the appointment will be at your own risk.

Please note that inquiries about the status of your application cannot be answered individually during the mentioned standard processing time. Within this time frame, the visa section will check your application, inform you about missing documents and – if necessary – starts the internal procedure to obtain the necessary approvals of the authorities in Germany (foreigners office or Federal Employment Agency). Different processing times may apply as we do not have any influence on the individual processing times there. You will be informed as soon as a final decision has been made upon your application.

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