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  • Identify visa type

    Choose the right visa for your trip

    The first step is to determine which visa type you need based on your location:

    New Delhi (The area of jurisdiction of the embassy comprises the states of: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand as well as the Union Territories of Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep including Minicoy and Amini. )

    Mumbai (The area of jurisdiction of the Consulate comprises the states of: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa , Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu)

    Kolkata (The area of jurisdiction of the Consulate comprises the states of: West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura)

    Bangalore (The area of jurisdiction of the Consulate comprises the states of: Karnataka and Kerala.)

    Chennai (The area of jurisdiction of the Consulate comprises the states of: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Pondicherry.) - and check whether you’re eligible to apply for it.

    You’ll also need to know the documents that you’ll have to submit along with your application, how long the application might take and fees you’ll have to pay.

    Each application must comply with the guidelines applicable for your visa category.

    Please refer to the EU Visa Code.

  • Begin your application

    Get started with your visa application

    Below you will find important points:

    • You are only allowed to stay in Schengen on a visitor’s visa for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. To calculate your stay in Schengen, you can use the Schengen Visa Calculator. Please note that you are not allowed to take up residence or work on a Schengen visa.
    • We recommend that you apply for a visa well in advance of your intended entry into Schengen. That said, please note that an application for a visa can be handled no earlier than 6 months prior to the intended entry into Schengen.
    • All applicants must schedule an appointment for submission
    • Fee can be paid in cash or by card (Visa, Rupay and Mastercard are acceptable)
    • You can submit and collect your application on Saturday at an additional charge
    • Applicants who have appointments between 6 PM – 10 PM (Monday – Friday), will have to pay additional charges.
    • If the applicant is below the age of 18 years, birth certificate of the applicant has to be submitted with the application, along with signatures of both parents on the application form.

    Once you are ready to apply, please fill the visa application form and arrange your documents as per the checklist.

  • Book an appointment

    Choose a Visa Application Centre and make an appointment

    It is mandatory to take the appointment for the submission of application.

    For Schengen visa application (stay in Schengen is for less than 90 days), please click on book an appointment to schedule the appointment to visit the VAC.

    For National visa application (stay in Schengen is for more than 90 days) submission at the VAC:

    Delhi – Please click on book an appointment to schedule the appointment to visit the VAC.

    Mumbai - Applicants for a Long Term Visa from Mumbai jurisdiction can schedule their appointment by contacting us on 022 67866013 or email us on infowest.germanin@vfshelpline.com.

    Chennai - Applicants for a Long Term Visa from Chennai jurisdiction can schedule their appointment by contacting us on 022 67866013 or email us on info.germanin@vfshelpline.com.

    Bangalore - Applicants for a Long Term Visa from Bangalore jurisdiction can schedule their appointment by contacting us on 022 67866013 or email us on info.germanin@vfshelpline.com.

    For National visa application (stay in Schengen is more than 90 days), submission at the Embassy:

    Please contact our helpline 022-67866013 or info.germanin@vfshelpline.com

  • Pay your fees

    Find out the amount you need to pay

    Fee can be paid at the visa application center in cash or by credit card or debit card (Visa, Master Card or Rupay)

  • Visit a Visa Application Centre

    Attend your scheduled appointment

    Please bring your visa application form and required documents as per the checklist. It is mandatory for the applicants to biometrics enrolment (if biometrics hasn’t been given in last 59 months for any Schengen mission)

    Find out What happens at the Visa Application Centre.

    Applicants can apply in any of our VFS centres irrespective of their jurisdiction.

    We will check and send the application to the Consulate/Embassy of their respective jurisdiction at an additional cost of INR 1000/.

    How to book: Book this service at Visa Application Centre

     

  • Track your application

    Stay informed about the progress of your application

    You can track your visa application status online.  Use the Reference Number present on the invoice/receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre along with your last name to access this service.

    You may also avail for SMS service (at an additional fee) at the time of submission.

  • Collect your passport

    Receive your passport from the Visa Application Centre

    After a visa application decision has been made, you can pick up your documents/ passport from the Visa Application Centre or have your documents returned to you by courier for an additional fee.

    With effect from 16 July 2014, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

    • Immediate Family Member ( i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings)

    • One member of a group collecting for the entire group

    • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department

    • Representative of a company - Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card

    If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents;

    • Photocopy of  Govt. ID card

    • Original ICR

    • Authorization Letter from applicant

    Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission.

    The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.

    This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

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Courier Service

In case you would like your processed documents couriered to your specified address, you can request this facility at the time of submitting your application. Our agents in the centre will collect the required address from you and your passport will be returned courier service.

You can opt. for this service for INR 472 /- per applicant (Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) payable at the Visa application center

SMS Service

Germany Visa Application Centre in India provides a Visa application status tracking through SMS for your convenience at nominal cost.

Easy to use, this revolutionary SMS service once purchased will launch an automated confirmation feedback message to the applicant’s mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application life-cycle. The service supports transfer of SMS in English and assures an applicant of his/her equanimity, with convenience at their finger tip. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicants email ID informing them of the status of their Visa Application at various stages as a complimentary service with SMS.

You can opt. for this service for INR 101/- per applicant (Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) payable at the Visa application center

VIP Premium Lounge Service

"VIP Services" offers particularly comfortable, separate waiting rooms, a range of beverages, or late-night opening hours.

You can opt. for this service for INR 2124/- per applicant (Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) payable at the Visa application center

Prime Time Submission and Collection

Prime Time submission and collections service is available on Saturdays and on Weekdays between 6 PM – 10 PM. This service allows applicants, who pay an additional fee, to lodge their applications beyond the normal processing hours.

Submission
1 to 9 submission INR 2675 per application
10 or more submission INR 1337 per application
Collection
Collection INR 393

On Demand Mobile Visa (For India)

We are pleased to offer you our new “On Demand Mobile Visa Services” for submission of your visa applications at your desired location.Our Mobile Biometric team will contact you once we receive your request.

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