Visa & Consular Services
Family members of recognized Syrian refugees may submit their applications for family reunion at the German Missions in the neighboring countries of Syria.
Syrian nationals can only apply for family reunion to a recognized Syrian refugee at a German Mission in India if they have been residing in India for at least six months.
Further information please find on the
webportal on family reunification for Syrian refugees
General Visa Information
For detailed information on visa regulations, please
Depending on the purpose and duration of your stay in Germany you can either apply for
Schengen visa or for
German national visa for continuous stays over 90 days, including information on
The German Missions in India have outsourced the handling of SCHENGEN visa applications to
Starting November 2nd 2015, the Schengen-wide Visa Information System (VIS) was implemented for India and Bhutan.
The introduction of the VIS has necessitated various changes to the visa application process:
- People applying for a visa for the first time must apply in person, so that the necessary biometric data – ten fingerprints and a digital photo – can be collected.
- Finger scans stored in the VIS can be re‑used for further visa applications within the following five years, so these later applications do not have to be made in person.
- When travellers enter the Schengen area, the border authorities are thus able to verify their identity by accessing the VIS.
Find more information here:
Visa Information System
FAQs [pdf, 317.65k]
For attestations of signatures or copies, eg. for students applying to German universities or intending to open a BLOCKED ACCOUNT, please book a
appointment at the Consulate.
Indian citizens are provided comprehensive consular services at the German Missions, including attestation of documents, signatures and copies as well as general information on consular matters.
Passports for German nationals
German nationals may apply for a passport following this
Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.
App „Auswärtiges Amt“