Visa Services


Learn about the visa services provided by the German Consulate General in Mumbai

Due to unavoidable circumstaces the processing of visa applications will take longer than usual. We apologize for the inconveniences caused and the delay in the issuance of visa. Thank you for your understanding.

The Federal Republic of Germany has designated India as a country with significantly elevated risk of infection (high incidence area) with effect from 07 July 2021. 

The German Consulate General can only accept visa applications of persons residing in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu.

As of 1st April 2021 the German Consulate General Mumbai processes a limited number of Schengen visa applications from the VFS VACs in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi and Kolkata. (Please note that you still have to apply with the visa applications centres of your place of residence.)

We understand that the current travel restrictions due to the pandemic raise many questions about whether and how travel to Germany is possible. On this website, you find the latest information on our visa services including guidelines on how to obtain an appointment and how to support our efforts in providing a fast and efficient application procedure for all applicants.

For general information on necessary documents and application forms, please refer to our general visa page.

General overview about the legal situation
The Federal Republic of Germany has designated India as a country with significantly elevated risk of infection (high incidence area) with effect from 07 July 2021. Click here to learn more about travel restrictions and exemptions. 
More infomration  from our Federal Ministry of Health.

Situation of the visa section
We have been gradually resuming our visa services in close cooperation with our external service provider VFS in recent months. All our measures taken are in strict compliance with the local and German regulations to safeguard the health and well-being of all our customers and staff. Therefore, our capacities remain limited and waiting times may apply. We are monitoring the situation constantly. The visa section is only authorized to accept your application if your travel purpose meets the current exemptions.

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

Overview of our visa services for airport transit and seafarer including standard processing times

Overview of our visa services for Schengen visa (intended stay up to 90 days) including standard processing times

General advice on e-mail inquiries to the visa section

Information for holders of a valid German visa

Information for holders of a German residence permit currently staying in India due to the pandemic

Information on entry and quarantine regulations for Germany: Applies to all travellers (including German and EU citizens)

Phone service of the Visa Section
Please note the temporary change of our phone numbers - Legal and Consular Section including the Visa Section:
+91 9324682139 / +91 9167518144 (Please note that depending on the day only one of these numbers is working, so please try both numbers.)

You may reach us from:
Mon-Thu (8 a.m.-12 noon, 12.30 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.)
Friday (8 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
Please note that only general inquiries can be answered. Inquiries concerning on-going applications cannot be answered.

A Schengen visa allows you to visit Germany and/or other Schengen countries for less than or up to 90 days.

Everything you may want to know about a Schengen Visa Application

If you plan to live in Germany for a period of more than 90 days, you will need a German national visa.

Everything you may want to know about a German National Visa application

Fees for Schengen and National Visa applications

Schengen VisaNational Visa
AdultsRs. 7,100Rs. 6,600
Minors 12-17 years Rs. 7,100Rs. 3,300
Minors 6-12 yearsRs. 3,600Rs. 3,300
Minors - Under 6 yearsRs. 0Rs. 3,300

In some cases, the visa fee might be waived.

Important information:

Passports cannot be collected at the Visa Section.

Applicants with visa-related queries may get in touch with us via the Contact Form.  
Handbags and Mobile Phones are strictly prohibited on our premises. 

Admission to the Visa and Consular Section:
Visitors to the Visa Section or Consular Section at the German Missions in India are not allowed to carry:

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

i) any form of electronic device (e.g. mobile phones, cameras, tabs)
ii) dangerous objects (in particular knives or weapons)
iii) bags and luggage, umbrellas
iv) any other dangerous items.
- All visitors may carry ONLY the documents that have been asked for and required by the German Mission.
- Please note that the German Missions are not in a position to keep in deposit the above-mentioned objects that are not allowed inside the premises.
- Safeguarding personal belongings outside the premises is the sole responsibility of each applicant. 

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