German Consulate General in Chennai
Welcome to the German Consulate General in Chennai
The consular districts falling under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General General in Chennai are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.
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Due to the current shortage of cash Consular Fees (German Passports, Attestations) need to be paid in the exact amount. Payment with Demand Draft is also possible.
A reception was held on October 17, 2016 to mark 26 years of German Unity. Special guest of honour was Dr. Robert Habeck, Minister for Energy Transistion, Schleswig Holstein and delegation.
In the course of a special programme at the Indian Maritime University, Chennai campus, Consul General Fabig exchanged views with senior officers of the Indian Economic Service on questions of infrastructure and regulation.
Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder and Executive Chairman Cyient Ltd., has been appointed as the Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany.
With its small scale project fund, the German Consulate was able to support Vidiyal Burn Care and Healing Centre for women survivors of burns in Chennai.
With its small scale project fund, the German Consulate was able to support Sivananda Rehabilitation Home in Hyderabad.
At an event of the Ambattur Rotary Charitable Trust Mr. Fabig gave a welcoming speech on behalf of the Crescendo concert on 11 September.
The German Consulate Chennai was visited by a group of young German doctors, students and health care representatives.
On 4 September 2016 Deputy Consul General Wolfgang Müller celebrated forty years of service for the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Rotary Club of Ambattur is organizing a concert with the Westphalian Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Madras Musical Association Orchestra on September 11th, 2016 at 7pm.
On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (19 August 2016):
World Humanitarian Day on 19 August
With its small scale project fund, the German Consulate was able to support The Trichy Don Bosco Society
Organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries, People’s Watch and National Foundation for India, a multi-stakeholder consultation investigated the possibilities of investing into human rights education from the private sector.
This year the “pre departure session” organized by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)...
On the second day of his „Smart Cities” trip, Ambassador Dr Ney was delighted with the warm reception by the Mayor of Coimbatore, P Rajkumar, and the Commissioner of Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation, Dr K. Vijaykartikeyan.
Ambassador Dr Martin Ney met with the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, in Chennai on 19th July. He reiterated Germany’s commitment to contribute to Coimbatore’s Smart City Project.
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.
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