Visa information

General visa information:

Depending on the purpose and duration of your stay in Germany you can either apply for a short-term "Schengen visa" or for a long-term "German national visa" for stays over 90 days.

To find out which documents you have to prepare, please read the section below according to your visa type.

Schengen visas:

A Schengen visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of six months and is valid for Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland (Schengen Area).

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Important notice:

The German Missions in India have partly outsourced the handling of Schengen visa applications to VFS Global.

Now, every client will have the option to submit his/her visa application at a nearby Visa Application Centre.

Advantages:

- shorter waiting periods between scheduling an appointment and the actual application

- Submission of applications through authorized third person

- courier service for passports

- status of the process anytime retrievable online; SMS updates (free of cost)

- you are saving on time and travelling expense

The use of the Visa Application Centres is not mandatory; the resulting additional costs are to be paid directly to VFS Global

Alternatively, you may also submit your visa application, after scheduling an apppointment, to the German Mission of your local jurisdiction.

German National visas:

If you plan to live and work/study in Germany, you would need a German national visa.
Please note that for German National Visas, a personal interview at your German Mission is mandatory.

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Please note: The German Missions in India and the German Government do not undertake direct recruitment for jobs in Germany. The German Missions are only entitled to decide visa applications in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Germany in this matter.

Bhutan

Visa Applicants from Bhutan

The German Embassy in New Delhi serves applicants from Bhutan and other nationals residing in Bhutan as there is currently no German diplomatic or consular service available in Bhutan. For a list of required supporting documents, kindly refer to visa requirements for Indian applicants.

Schengen-Visa (short-term visa) applicants may apply through the Visa Application Centre in Thimpu:

contact address

Applicants for National Visas (internship, student, employment, family renunion, au pair and others for a stay of more than 90 days) must apply in person at the German Embassy in New Delhi.

To facilitate visa arrangements, Bhutanese nationals are kindly requested to contact the Embassy well in advance of their travel schedule.

Contact for Visa services, Bhutan

Tibetans travelling on Indian IC

Please be advised that visa applications for holders of Indian IC (Identity Certificate) require a processing time of at least 10 days. Furthermore, it is mandatory to hold a Return visa (valid until at least two weeks after your intended return to India) apart from your residence permit (NORI, no objection to return to india). 

Indian Passport

Holders of Indian Diplomatic Passports

Holders of Indian Diplomatic Passports do not need a visa to travel to Germany for a short term visit of up to 90 days. Please be prepared to provide proof of travel insurance upon entering Germany.

As this exemption is based on a bilateral agreement, you are kindly requested to check possible visa requirements for transit through third countries and/or onward destinations.

United Nations

Holders of UN Laissez-passer Travel Documents

Holders of UN Laissez-passer Travel Documents, regardless of their nationality, on official duty only, do not need a visa to travel to Germany for a short term visit of up to 90 days. Please be prepared to provide proof of your official mission as well as your nationality (national passport) upon entering Germany. You are also expected to provide proof of travel insurance upon entering Germany.

Holders of UN Laissez-passer Travel Documents intending to enter Germany for a private visit, must apply for a visa with their national passport. You are kindly advised to follow the general rules and requirements provided by the German Embassy in New Delhi.

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Visa Application Centres

Ahmedabad

Organization
Ahmedabad
Comment

Submission Timings: 08:00-15:00 (individual applicants) 08:00-12:00 (Travel Agents) (Monday – Friday except public holidays)

Passport Collection Timings: 13:00 to 16:00 (Monday to Friday except public holidays)

Address

Ground Floor, GCCI Building

Ashram Road

Ahmedabad

380009 India

Phone:
022-67866013 08.00 - 17.00 hours
Monday-Friday

Bangalore

Organization
Bangalore
Comment

Submission Timings: 08:00-17:00 (Monday – Friday except public holidays)

Passport Collection Timings: 08:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday except public holidays)

Address

Visa Application Centre

Unit No.-302 & 303, Level-3, Second Floor, Prestige Atrium,
No.1 Central Street, Bangalore-560001

Mobile:
022-67866013 between 08.00 - 17.00 hours
Monday-Friday

Chandigarh

Organization
Chandigarh
Comment

Submission Timings: 09.00hrs - 15.00hrs (Monday – Friday except public holidays)

Collection Timings: 09.00hrs - 15.00hrs (Monday-Friday except public holidays)

Address

Germany Visa Application Centre,
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
SCO 186-187, Ground Floor (Back Side),
Sector 8-C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160 018

Phone:
022-67866013 (08.00 Hrs – 17.00 Hrs) Monday to Friday

Chennai

Organization
Chennai
Comment

Submission Timings: 08.00 - 17.00hrs (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Passport Collection Timings: 08.00 – 18.00hrs (Monday – Friday except public holidays)

Address

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
New No:3 Old No:2
Sadasivam Street
Gopalapuram
Chennai-600086

Mobile:
022-67866013 between 08.00 - 17.00 hours
Monday-Friday

Cochin

Organization
Cochin
Comment

Submission Timings: 08:00 - 17:00 (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Passport Collection Timings: 08:00 - 17:00 (Monday-Friday except public holidays)

Address

Germany Visa Application center

Second Floor - S & T Arcade,

Kurisupally road,

Ravipuram,

Cochin 682015

Delhi

Organization
New Delhi
Comment

Submission Timings: 09.00hrs - 14.30hrs (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Collection Timings: 09.00hrs- 16.30hrs (Monday-Friday except public holidays)

Address

Germany Visa Application Centre,
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
No 15-26, Block E, 2nd Floor,
International Trade Tower,
Nehru place, New Delhi - 110019

Phone:
022-67866013 (08.00 Hrs – 17.00 Hrs) Monday to Friday

Goa

Organization
Goa
Comment

Submission Timings: 08:00-15:00 hrs (individual applicants)
08:00-12:00 hrs (Travel Agents)
(Monday – Friday)
Passport Collection Timings: 13:00 to 16:00 hrs (Monday to Friday )

Address

Schengen Visa Application Centre,

Gera Imperium I,

Patto,

Panaji, Goa

Phone:
022-67866013 between 08.00 - 17.00 hours

Gurgaon

Organization
Gurgaon
Comment

Submission Timings: 09.00 - 14.30 hrs (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Passport Collection Timings: 09.00 - 14.30 hrs (Monday-Friday except public holidays)

Address

Germany Visa Application Centre,
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
ILD Trade Centre,
4th Floor, Sector 47
Sohna Road, Gurgaon - 122001

Phone:
022-67866013 (08.00 – 17.00 Hrs Monday to Friday)

Hyderabad

Organization
Hyderabad
Comment

Submission Timings: 08.00 - 17.00hrs (Monday - Friday except public holidays)

Passport Collection Timings: 08.00 – 17.00 (Monday – Friday except public holidays)

Address

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
1-8-313,
2nd floor,Opp Old HUDA Office,
Chiran fort club lane,
Begumpet,Hyderabad - 500 016

Mobile:
022-67866013 between 08.00 - 17.00 hours
Monday-Friday

Jaipur

Organization
Jaipur
Comment

Submission Timings: 09.00 - 14.30 hrs (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Passport Collection Timings: 09.00 - 14.30 hrs (Monday-Friday except public holidays)

Address

Germany Visa Application Centre,
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
Manglam Ambition Tower
1st Floor, Agrasen Circle (Malan ka Chauraha), Subhash Marg, C Scheme
Jaipur, 302001

Phone:
022-67866013 (08.00 – 17.00 Hrs Monday to Friday)

Jalandhar

Organization
Jalandhar
Comment

Submission Timings: 09.00hrs - 15.00hrs (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Collection Timings: 09.00hrs - 15.00hrs (Monday-Friday except public holidays)

Address

Germany Visa Application Centre,
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
Axis tower, 3rd floor, Plot No -1,
Badri Dass colony, BMC Chowk,
GT Road, Jalandhar - 144001

Phone:
022-67866013 (0800 Hrs – 1700 Hrs) Monday to Friday

Kolkata

Organization
Kolkata
Comment

Submission timing:

Travel agents: 09:00 to 11:00 hrs (Monday to Friday)
Representatives and Applicants: 09:00 to 15:00 hrs (Monday to Friday)
(No appointment required for submission)


Passport Collection:

13:00 to 16:00 hrs (Monday to Friday)

Address

Joint Visa Application Centre,

VFS Global

5th Floor, Rene Tower, 

Plot No. AA-I, 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Kasba, 

Kolkata-700107

Near Geetanjali Stadium, Above KFC and Vasan Eye care

Phone:
022-67866013 (08:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs) Monday to Friday

Mumbai

Organization
Mumbai
Comment

Submission Timings: 08:00 -16:00 (individual applicants) 08:00-12:00 (Travel Agents) (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Passport Collection Timings: 15:30 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday )

Address

German Visa Application Centre

3rd Floor

Express Towers,Nariman Point

Mumbai - 400 021

Phone:
022-67866013 between 08.00 - 17.00 hours
Monday-Friday

Pondicherry

Organization
Pondicherry
Comment

Submission Timings: 08.00 - 17.00 hrs (Monday - Friday except public holidays)

Passport Collection: 08.00 - 17.00 hrs (Monday - Friday except public holidays)

Address

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
No: 32, Eswaran Kovil Street
Puducherry - 605001

Phone:
022-67866013 between 08.00 - 17.00 hours
Monday-Friday

Pune

Organization
Pune
Comment

Submission Timings: 08:00-15:00 (individual applicants) 08:00-12:00 (Travel Agents) (Monday – Friday except public holidays)

Passport Collection Timings: 13:00 to 16:00 (Monday to Friday except public holidays)

Address

Sohrab Hall, Office No.501,5th Floor, 

Tadiwala Road, Behind Pune Railway Station, 

Pune 411001, India

Phone:
022-67866013 08.00 - 17.00 hours
Monday-Friday

Thimpu

Organization
Thimpu (Bhutan)
Comment

Submission Timings: 09:00 - 14:30 (Monday – Friday except public holidays)
Passport Collection Timings: 09:00 - 14:30 (Monday-Friday except public holidays)

Address

Etho Metho - Germany Visa Application Centre,
Changlam
Thimpu, Bhutan

Phone:
0097517175858

Trivandrum

Organization
Trivandrum
Comment

Submission Timings: 09:00-15:00 (Monday – Friday except public holidays)

Passport Collection Timings: 09:00 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday except public holidays)

Address

Germany Visa Application Center

First Floor - Asiatic Business Centre.

T c 2/2408-3, Attipra Village,

Kazhakuttam,

Trivandrum - 695583

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