Submission of Schengen visa applications at your German Mission

File your Schengen visa application at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction in five easy steps:

Step 1:

Please prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application using the following checklists:

checklist for airport transit visas [pdf, 174.5k]

checklist for business visas [pdf, 257.93k]

checklist for trade fair visas [pdf, 176.84k]

checklist for guest scientist visas [pdf, 176.72k]

checklist for training visas [pdf, 179.31k]

checklist for tourist visas [pdf, 178.94k]

checklist for visit visas [pdf, 260.04k]

checklist for groups [pdf, 176.84k]

checklist for medical treatment visas [pdf, 177.62k]

Step 2:

Kindly procure photos which meet biometric photos requirements [pdf, 1,350.34k] These photos can be obtained, among others, at the following photo studios:


Photo studio

New Delhi

"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 7239

VFS: 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

e-mail: atlantaphotoshop(at)

Step 3:

Please fill out the online application form print it out, sign it and submit it along with the other documents.

Alternatively, you can print out the application form application form [pdf, 60.33k] and fill it out by hand.

Schengen applicants in Mumbai are kindly requested to fill in the online application forms according to VIDEX format, which can be found above. Please *ensure* that a *high quality printout of the barcode* is submitted with the application.

To complete your documentation, please print out the following declarations and sign them:

Declaration on true and complete information [pdf, 213.94k]

Declaration on health insurance (for multiple-entry visas only) [pdf, 21.66k]

Additional contact and legal representation information [pdf, 210.17k]

Step 4:

Now you can schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the German Mission of your local jurisdiction

Step 5:

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.

Please note that your can also submit your visa application at your nearest Visa Application Centre.

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Schengen Visa: Submission at your German Mission


Admission to the Visa & Consular Section

No mobile phones allowed

Any form of electronic devices, like mobile phone, cameras, etc. are not allowed to be carried inside the premises of the German Missions. To avoid any inconvenience, please go through the list of restricted items carefully!

Important information on Travel Medical Insurances

Please note that the German Missions only accept Indian Travel Medical Insurances from approved Indian Travel Insurance companies.

Any questions?

Please call the VFS Schengen Visa Hotline at


or write to


How to schedule an appointment


How to schedule an appointment

Visa fees for Schengen Visa


Current visa fees are as follows:

60 EUR
4,700 INR
minors 6-12
35 EUR
2,800 INR
minors under 6

In some cases, the visa fee might be waived. More

Information on Demand Drafts

The German Missions accept Demand Drafts from all nationalised banks.

Please make sure that the Demand Draft is issued as follows:

issued in favour of
payable in
New Delhi
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi
New Delhi
German Consulate General, Bangalore
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,  Chennai
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai

The Demand Draft must not be older than 2 months.

For Applicants from Mumbai

Please fill out the Demand Draft form and submit it together with your Demand Draft.