Consular Services for Indian Nationals

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.


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.


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. 

Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance Certificates are issued by the Federal Central Register (Bundeszentralregister) of the German Federal Office for Justice. Applicants residing outside of Germanyare required to have their personal data and signature attested on the application form. This attestation can be obtained at the competent German foreign mission in India.

You may drive in Germany with your valid full Indian licence for the period of up to six months

Indian drivers licence in Germany

Can I use my Indian drivers licence in Germany or do I need to exchange it for a German licence? Do I need an International licence?  


Travelling with pets

If you enter Germany with dogs, cats or ferrets, you need to comply with certain requirements.

Consular Services for Indian Nationals


Payment by Credit Card

You may pay for your passport or any other consular service either by cash in Indian Rupees or by credit card (Mastercard and Visa). Please note that payments by credit card must not exceed the value of 1,000 EURO and that the payable amount will be debited in EURO. 

Are you carrying €10,000 or more in cash?

Important Information on the obligation to verbally declare cash money and equivalent means of payment upon frontier passage into EU Member States

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.  

Are you a victim of German national socialist persecution?

Also, have you been forced to live in a ghetto which was under German national socialist influence, and have been employed without coercion during this time? Then please read on..