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.
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.
German Ambassador to India Dr Martin Ney visited Chennai from 21st to 24th January.
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.
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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.
More information on German foreign policy in the refugee crisis
With its small scale project fund, the German Consulate was able to support The Home for Poor Boys.
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.
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.
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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