A Step-by-Step Guide to apply for a Schengen Visa
File your Schengen visa application at your Visa Appication Centre in three easy steps.
Duly completed application forms may be submitted three months prior to the intended travel date. As application numbers peak during the months of April through September, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply well in advance of their actual travel dates. This will help towards the smooth organization of your trip.
Please note that it can take up to two weeks to process your Schengen visa, and even longer in individual cases.
File your Schemgem visa application at your Visa Application Centre in three easy steps:
Prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application using the following checklists:
If you are planning to visit Germany as a tourist:
Checklist for a Tourist Visa
If you are planning to visit Family or Friends in Germany:
Checklist for a Visit Visa
If you are planning to visit Germany for a business trip of less than or up to 90 days:
Checklist for a Business Visas
If you are planning to visit Germany for a Trade Fair:
Checklist for a Trade Fair visa
If you are planning to visit Germany for a Training program of less than or up to 90 days:
Checklist for a Training Visa
If you're visiting Germay as a professional for a cultural, films, sports, or religious event:
Checklist for Group Visas
If you require an Airport Transit visa:
Checklist for Airport Transit Visas
If you are visiting Germany as a Guest Scientist for less than or up to 90 days:
Checklist for Guest Scientist Visas
If you are visiting Germany to receive Medical Treatment:
Checklist for Medical Treatment Visas
(Kindly note that your photographs should meet biometric photos requirement.
These photos can be obtained, among other things, at the Visa Application Centres.)
Please fill out the online application form, print it out, sign it and submit it along with the other documents.
Those applying for a Schengen visa in Mumbai are kindly requested to fill in the online application forms according to VIDEX format, which can be found above. Please ensure that a high quality printout of the barcode is submitted with the application.
Please print out & sign the following declarations in order to complete your documentation:
Declaration on True and Complete information
Declaration on Health Insurance
Additional Contact and Legal Representation information
Now you can schedule an appointment for the submission of your visa application and submit it at the nearest Visa Application Centre.
For further information, please visit the VFS Global Website
Alternatively, after scheduling an apppointment, you may also submit your visa application at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction.