German National visas
File your visa application at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction in five easy steps:
Please prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application using the following checklists:
checklist for student visa
checklist for employment visa [pdf, 335.88k]
checklist for guest scientist/research visa [pdf, 245.27k]
checklist for job-seeker visa [pdf, 171.33k]
checklist for training/internship visa [pdf, 243.65k]
checklist for au pair visa [pdf, 246.06k]
checklist for speciality cook visa [pdf, 34.75k]
checklist for family reunion visa (spouse) [pdf, 195.39k]
checklist for family reunion visa (children) [pdf, 192.89k]
checklist for family reunion visa (parent) [pdf, 185.08k]
checklist for intended marriage/establishment of a civil union visa [pdf, 268.92k]
Kindly procure photos which meet
biometric photos requirements [pdf, 1,350.34k]
These photos can be obtained, among others, at the following photo studios:
"Reflections" Digital Photoshop,
Shop No. 25, NDMC Market, Malcha Marg
New Delhi 110021
Tel: 0091-11-9910272944, 0091-11-99 68 00 85 87
all branches of GK Vale photo studios
53/1 CP Ramaswamy Road
Chennai 600 018
Tel. 0120-2499 7239VFS: Tel. 0120-664 1070
Atlanta Photo Shop - Atlanta Bldg., Shop No. 7, Ground Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021.
Tel.: (022) 2204 2762, 2287 2587, 4002 0130
Fax: (022) 3022 8484
Please fill out the
Application form for National Visa [pdf, 621.91k]
print it out, sign it and submit it along with the other documents.
If you are unable to fill out the form, please change your Adobe Reader settings as follows: Edit -> Preferences -> Documents -> View documents in PDF/A Mode -> Never.
To complete your documentation, please print out the following declaration and sign it:
Declaration on true and complete information [pdf, 213.94k]
Additional contact and legal representation information [pdf, 210.17k]
For employment visas, kindly also fill out the
Annexure for Employment Visas [msword, 47k]
Now you can
schedule an appointment for your visa interview at your German Mission.
Shortly before your appointment, please verify the current exchange rate for your visa fee on this website and obtain the Demand Draft.
The visa fee has to be paid by Demand Draft at the time of the visa interview.
Demand Drafts with incorrect amounts will not be accepted. Fees cannot be paid in cash. Please note that the fee is not refundable, even when the visa is rejected.
Information on German knowledge requirement - only important for family reunion
Since Germany has amended its law relating to foreigners in 2007, visa applicants are required to present evidence of basic knowledge of the German language in the event of family reunion of spouses. However, under certain circumstances, there are exemptions from this requirement, such as for spouses of EU passport holders, of Blue Card holders and of other highly skilled workers, scientists etc.
Please note that the German Missions can ONLY accept German language certificates issued by language institutes fulfilling ALTE-Standard, i.e. Goethe Institute (Max Mueller Bhavan) or Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD).
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