Consular Services for Indian Citizens

The following consular services are provided by the German Embassy in New Delhi for Indian citizens. To go through the services provided by other German Consulates, please refer to the following webpage:  'German Missions in India'

Attestation of documents, signatures and copies

German consular officers are empowered by statute to certify and authenticate documents, signatures and copies for legal use in Germany. Documents executed before a consular officer rank equally with those executed before a notary in Germany.


Life Certificates and Pension Certificates

Life Certificates sent from Germany can be attested by consular officers at all German Missions in India. The consular section also offers its services to have your identity and signature certified for your pension from Germany. Attestation of these documents is free of charge.


Marriage in India

Marriages in India are regarded as valid in Germany if the legal provisions relating to those marriages were abided by. In addition, both the bride and groom must meet all legal requirements for marriage under the law of their home states. 


Marriage in Germany

In Germany, you can get legally married only at the 'Standesamt' (Registry Office/Registrar). The German Registrar usually requires certain documents for this process. 


German Value Added Tax Refund

The price for merchandise purchased in Germany includes a 19% Value Added Tax (VAT). The VAT can be refunded if the merchandise is purchased and exported by a customer whose residence is outside the European Union.  

Consular Services for Indian Citizens

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Payment by Credit Card

You may pay for your passport or any other consular service either by cash in Indian Rupees or by credit card (Mastercard and Visa). Please note that payments by credit card must not exceed the value of 1,000 EURO and that the payable amount will be debited in EURO.