German Consulate General in Chennai

65. Berlinale - Vorbereitung

The Berlinale – International Film Festival

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival is to be held from 11 to 21 February 2016. Berlin’s largest cultural extravaganza attracts 20,000 expert visitors every year for one of the key events in the international film scene. But the public don’t lose out! With more than 335 000 tickets usually sold, the Berlinale is the world’s largest public film festival.

Tree Spirits – Magical Bark Prints: Vernissage im Citadines Centre D’Art, Auroville

Tree Spirits – Magical Bark Prints: Vernissage im Citadines Centre D’Art, Auroville

Birgitta Volz opened her latest exhibition “Tree Spirits” – Magical Bark Prints in the Citadines Centre d’Art, Auroville, on 6 February 2016.

Inauguration of the new campus of the Auroville Institute of Applied Technology

Inauguration of the new campus of the Auroville Institute of Applied Technology

The Auroville Institute of Applied Technolgy, whose work has been supported with funds from the German Ministry of Development and Economic Cooperation, has inaugurated its new campus on 6 February in Aurobrindavan.

Lingua Fest 2016 at Madras University

Lingua Fest 2016 at Madras University

The Department of French and other Foreign Languages of the University of Madras opened its three day Lingua Fest 2016 with an inaugural function on 4 February.

pre-orientation meet

Germany assists voluntary repatriation of Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka

Consul General Achim Fabig handed over air tickets and travel kits to Tamil refugees returning to Sri Lanka during the pre-orientation meet organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Chennai.

Ambassador Dr Ney was the chief guest at the Annual Regional Meeting of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC)

Ambassador Dr Martin Ney advocates EU-India FTA in Chennai

German Ambassador to India Dr Martin Ney visited Chennai from 21st to 24th January.

Boy drinking water from a hand-pump

Small Scale Projects

The German Diplomatic and Consular Missions in India operate a program which enables them to provide direct financial assistance to Indian NGOs and religious institutions for the implementation of small-scale projects for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society.

Deutsche Welle

International Journalism Training Program

Deutsche Welle is looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster. Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.

German Consulate supports The Home for Poor Boys in Chennai

German Consulate supports The Home for Poor Boys in Chennai

With its small scale project fund, the German Consulate was able to support The Home for Poor Boys.

Flooding in the South

Flooding in the South

The German Consulate General in Chennai has followed the tragic events unfolding in the course of heavy rains and flooding over the last days with great dismay.

Germany is supporting the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees

Germany is supporting the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees

Consul General Achim Fabig signed an agreement with the Trichy Don Bosco Society in order to facilitate the return of more than 400 refugees from Sri Lanka over the next few months.

Not a Piggy Bank...

Blocked account for Students

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


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.

Contact us in case of an emergency


Alle Deutschen, die im Ausland leben, können in eine elektronische Liste zur Erfassung aller Auslandsdeutschen (= ELEFAND) aufgenommen werden .
Die Aufnahme erfolgt passwortgeschützt im online-Verfahren. Über die Krisenvorsorge hinaus bietet die elektronische Registrierung die Möglichkeit, Informationen zu Bundestagswahlen und zu Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament sowie sonstige Informationen der zuständigen deutschen Auslandsvertretungen zu beziehen. Eine Eintragung ist deshalb bei längerem Auslandsaufenthalt grundsätzlich zu empfehlen.

Mehr Informationen zur Krisenvorsorgeliste

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Chennai Consulate General

Address & Contact

No. 9, Boat Club Road, R.A. Puram
Chennai 600 028, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel.: +91-44-2430 1600
Fax: +91-44-2434 9293
Fax: +49-30-1817 67233



Please note: Entry to the consular & visa section is only permitted with prior appointment, which you can ONLY schedule on the following link:

New 'Facts About Germany'

Facts about Germany

Everything you need to know about Germany is featured on the new website of 'Facts About Germany' in no less than 19 languages.

Make it in Germany

Portal - Make it in Germany

The 'Make it in Germany' portal gives the key information about making a career and living in Germany.

'What's Up, Germany?' is now live!

'What's Up, Germany?' edition on Working & Studying in Germany

"Make It In Germany", the Working & Studying edition is packed with useful information & tips. Happy reading!

Refugees and migration

The current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland has a special feature on '25 years of German unity'.

Preventing corruption


The Directive Concerning the Prevention of Corruption in the Federal Administration of 30 July 2004 lays down ...

The Consul General

Consul General Achim Fabig

Spring 2016


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