Information on visa and consular services


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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Visa Information

Please select the appropriate consulate for submitting your visa application from the flash-based interactive map or webpage of German Missions in India.

Interactive map German Missions in India

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Consular Services for Indian Nationals

Indian citizens are provided comprehensive consular services at the German Missions, including attestation of documents, signatures and copies as well as general information on consular matters.

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More information on Germany

Are you planning a holiday or a longer stay in Germany? Browse through these links to find out more about our country.

Facts about Germany - portal to Germany

German National Tourist Board (GNTB)

City Maps and Country Maps  

Beware of fake offers for employment in Germany!


Recently, Indian citizens interested in employment opportunities abroad have received fake job offers from alleged German employers or agents. If you are looking for employment in Germany, we strongly advise you to make sure that you are a dealing with legitimate contacts.

Warning: Beware of fake calls!


A large number of Indian nationals in Germany have received calls from criminals pretending to work for the Indian Embassy or Indian Consulates in Germany. These criminals demanded payments to settle alleged visa or passport issues. In case you receive such a phone call and are unsure about the identity of the caller, contact the Indian Embassy or Consulate for clarification.
More information

Overview of Visa Regulations from the German Federal Foreign Office

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Centre for German Legal Information

A comprehensive and freely accessible database on German law.