German Consulate General in Chennai

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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.


On the occasion of the Madras Day, the German Consulate Chennai congratulates the city of Chennai.

Aid convoy of the ICRC in the besieged city of Madaya, Syria (January 2016)

World Humanitarian Day on 19 August

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):

German Consulate supports The Trichy Don Bosco Society

German Consulate supports The Trichy Don Bosco Society

With its small scale project fund, the German Consulate was able to support The Trichy Don Bosco Society

Human Rights Education and Role of Private Sector

Multi-Stakeholder Consultations on Human Rights Education and Role of Private Sector – Civil Society Collaboration

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.

Pre Departure Meet 2016

DAAD Pre Departure Session 2016

This year the “pre departure session” organized by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)...

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Chennai is inviting applications for a Technical Advisor.

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Ambassador Dr Martin Ney and Dr Mrs Gabriele Ney with the Mayor P Rajkumar

Committed to realising Coimbatore’s Smart City plan

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 Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalithaa.

Ambassador Dr Martin Ney meets CM Jayalalithaa in Chennai

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.

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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.

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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.

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


Preventing corruption

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Chennai Consulate General

German Consulate Chennai

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

The Consul General

Consul General Achim Fabig

Fall 2016


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