Consular Services for Indian Citizens

The following consular services are provided by the German Consulate Chennai to Indian Citizens.

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Blocked account for Students

Signature authentication
1600 INR
Passport Copy attestation (1 copy)

Please find information on opening a blocked account on the link below


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.

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.


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.  


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. 

Consular Services for Indian Citizens


Non -acquisition of German nationality for children born abroad

Nichterwerb der dt. Staatsangehörigkeit in bestimmten Fällen

Admission to the Visa and Consular Section

Sicherheitshinweisschilder in Beirut

Visitors to the Visa Section /  Consular Section are not allowed to carry the following: any form of electronic device (eg. notebook, mobile phone, camera) dangerous objects (in particular knives and...

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. The German Missions in India have started outsourcing 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.